The Wheeling Alternative

What have West Virginia's senators been doing lately?

Precipitating a government shutdown?

The Huffington Post warns that the funding for the coal retirees could be a major stumbling point in the passage of a budget:

A permanent funding fix for retired coal miners’ health benefits may be in trouble. And so could the federal government’s operation after the end of next . . .

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April 20, 2017

McKinley meeting and protest today

Federal Building at 3 PM

Representative David McKinley is going to hold a closed meeting with a small group of his constituents (MOVE members) today at 3 PM. This is not a town hall meeting. There will also be a rally gathering at 3 PM outside the Federal Building protesting his lack of town hall meetings.

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April 20, 2017

Appointments to the WV Board of Education

Thinking outside the (litter) box

From the Associated Press:

The West Virginia Board of Education has two new members.

Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday the appointments of Deborah Sullivan and Joseph Wallace to the board.

Sullivan most recently retired as principal of Charleston Catholic High School. Wallace is an attorney from Elkins.

The . . .

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April 19, 2017

The hypocrisy continues

Rep. McKinley and our local "newspapers" continue to remain silent on Trump's executive orders

Indy 100 is out with an interesting comparison of the number of Trump executive orders compared to the number of Obama orders for the same time period:

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Not surprisingly, there has been silence from certain quarters.

Representative McKinley

Here is one of McKinley's attacks upon Obama's use of such . . .

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April 18, 2017

This week's town halls

McKinley and Capito continue to hide from their constituents

If you go to Town Hall Project and type in your zip code, it will find all of the scheduled town halls within a 75 mile radius and an area map that highlights scheduled town halls. Here is a screen shot of the results for zip code 26003 at 8 PM today:

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(Note -- the project flagged Rep. Tim Murphy who is a Pennsylvania . . .

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April 17, 2017

Taking the "news" out of "newspaper"

A look at today's Wheeling News-Register

National news coverage

There are no Associated Press or national news stories anywhere in today's edition of the Wheeling News-Register. While World War III apparently did not begin yesterday and President Trump refrained from personally attacking anyone on Twitter (Easter break?), there were important national and international . . .

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April 16, 2017

They're delicate flowers

The Wheeling Intelligencer explains why the majority party (Republicans) did not assert themselves on the budget

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April 13, 2017

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