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Earlier today, from the Associated Press: “Christian revival at school prompts student walkout in W.Va.” (with 2/10 Intelligencer update)

This was a public school and for some classes, attendance at the revival was required

The religious revival happened last week at Huntington High School; the students walked out earlier today as a protest. From AP reporter, Leah Willingham:

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Between calculus and European history classes at a West Virginia public high school, 16-year-old Cameron Mays and his classmates were told by their . . .

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Posted in: first amendment

February 09, 2022

Using Klan imagery to persuade

A look at a WV Pro-Life group’s message to Delegate Danielle Walker

From WV Metro News’ Brad McElhinny:

Black delegate receives an anti-abortion message conveyed by a Klan image

The article begins:

West Virginia’s only Black, female delegate was targeted with an anti-abortion message showing an image of a klansman.

Delegate Danielle Walker, D-Monongalia, received . . .

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February 08, 2022

Senator Capito gets another free pass from West Virginia’s stenographers

Are there any reporters left in the state?

Last week, WV Senator Shelley Moore Capito discussed with “reporters” President Biden’s upcoming Supreme Court nomination. Here, according to WV Metro News, is what the senator had to say about the confirmation process:

Capito noted the confirmation process may be slower than what some may want.
“These are very, very . . .

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February 07, 2022

WV covid

The state’s covid numbers are down but WV Republicans are doing their best to keep the virus alive, well, and mutating

From the New York Times, here’s today’s snapshot:

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WV House of Delegates considers banning proof of vaccination necessary for schools, hospitals

From Friday morning’s Charleston Gazette-Mail:

The West Virginia House committee on Health and Human Resources advanced a bill Thursday that would make it . . .

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February 06, 2022

Manchin hauls in the $$$

Why? According to one billionaire: “He’s special. He’s precious. He’s a great American.”

January 31 ended the last fundraising quarter and if you look around, you can find how our state politicians did. While our local papers focused on McKinley's and Mooney's fundraising efforts, they ignored West Virginia's senior senator, Joe Manchin. From other sources, however, you will find that Senator Joe did very well in . . .

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February 02, 2022

Our local Ogden “newspapers” continue their campaign for David McKinley’s reelection

This weekend’s Wheeling News-Register carried this article by Ogden’s political reporter, Steven Allen Adams:

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January 30, 2022

Governor Justice’s speech and the politicizing of public broadcasting

From the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s coverage of last night’s speech by WV Governor Jim Justice:

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January 28, 2022

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