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Here's the only legislative news story in today's News-Register: local delegate misses vote because of bathroom break

Don't complain -- that's one more story than yesterday's Intelligencer

Today's Sunday edition of the Wheeling News-Register, like yesterday's Intelligencer, contained no real news stories about the West Virginia legislature. There was an editorial on the need to fix state roads and the opinion section also carried the "Reporters' Notebook" which devoted a couple of paragraphs to a local . . .

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February 28, 2016

Following the WV legislature 7

Yes, despite its absence from the Saturday morning "newspaper," the West Virginia legislature is still in session. Here are two bills making their way that I though you might find interesting:

Religious Freedom Bill

The House of Delegates has already passed the bill and yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee . . .

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February 27, 2016

Chutzpah?

Just one day after both Wheeling "newspapers" edit Associated Press reports on Republican consideration of Obama's Supreme Court nominee to meet its right-wing, Republican agenda (see previous post), the Intelligencer has the "shameless audacity" to editorialize that the West Virginia legislature needs to "tighten . . .

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February 25, 2016

More biased reporting from our local "newspapers"

The locals are at it again -- dropping material that they don't like from Associated Press reports

The morning Intelligencer

The issue is Obama's right to name a Supreme Court justice. The Republicans have said that they will not consider any nominee put forward by the President and here is this morning's AP story. The Intelligencer version, however, conveniently edits out the AP material that might help its readers to . . .

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February 24, 2016

West Virginia's presidential primaries and the war on Obama

A recent poll on this year's West Virginia primary elections

A new Metro News poll of West Virginia voters shows Trump and Sanders with large leads:

A Metro News West Virginia Poll shows Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders with significant leads among likely presidential primary voters in the state.

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February 23, 2016

A constitutional convention?

More mischief from the WV Senate

The West Virginia Senate today called for a constitutional convention. According to the Gazette-Mail:

The resolution passed by the Senate (SCR 10) calls for a constitutional convention to limit the power of the federal government, to limit federal spending and for term limits on members of Congress.

The vote was . . .

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February 23, 2016

Sometimes no publicity is the best publicity (with evening update)

Ryan Ferns and "free-publicity-for-our-favorites week"

I noted on Friday that it appeared that our local "newspapers" were celebrating "free-publicity-for-our-favorites week." As of this morning, the papers have covered Capito, McKinley, and Morissey but have ignored their favorite state senator, Ryan Ferns. Ferns has been making news but my hunch is that it doesn't lend . . .

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February 22, 2016

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