Coal owners, mine inspectors and the cause of bird deaths
On Monday, Donald Trump was on the campaign trail in eastern Pennsylvania talking about coal:
“I have friends that own the mines. I mean, they can’t live,” he said.
Is he talking about Bob Murray. Wow! Who knew?
Trump explained why:
“The restrictions environmentally are so . . .
Of course not, just two editorials looking out for their readers' best interests
I know that you've seen them in your local West Virginia newspaper (Ogden or otherwise). They are large ads, paid for by the Department of Environmental Protection and usually found in the classified section that detail certain kinds of air pollution permits. Ken Ward, Jr. in an article in this morning's . . .
The biggest story on this morning's front page proclaimed:
Hillary & Trump Turn Up Muslim Rhetoric
The original AP article came in at 1000 words of which 400 words were dropped for the Intelligencer version -- most of what was deleted coming at the end of the article. However, the Intelligencer did cut 75 . . .
Is Hillary Clinton scared of West Virginia? Mike Myer explains why as he preaches to the choir
In today's column, Mike Myer tells us that Hillary Clinton is "scared of West Virginia." Why?
Here’s what may be going on: West Virginians, our coal miners in particular, are poster children in a very negative . . .
Seldom does a week goes by that one of our local "newspapers" doesn't remind us that Hillary Clinton said that "we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business." As has been pointed out by Clinton's supporters and a number of media sources, the quote lacks context and does not include . . .
Could a President Trump save coal and West Virginia?
Last week, Donald Trump and the Republican Convention appeared to embrace West Virginians. Great seats (you can't put a price tag on that), a prime-time speech for Senator Capito (which none of the networks carried), and a plank in the party platform committing the Party to the . . .
The editorial is a prime example
The editorial starts by discussing a WalletHub study of state-by-state energy costs. The study found that West Virginia was the 25th most expensive state while Ohio was 17th. What appears to upset the editorial writer, however, is that California is one of the least-expensive states coming in at #45:
As encouraging as the . . .