The Wheeling Alternative

Can anyone name a West Virginia newspaper that does investigative journalism and publishes diverse points-of-views on its op-ed page?

Obviously, rule out the Ogden papers. Okay, from time to time, the Charleston Gazette-Mail does do both. How about West Virginia University’s student newspaper, The Daily Athenaeum?

Here is a sample of some of the paper's recent investigative reporting

Yesterday:

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March 31, 2022

Senator Joe

An exhaustive investigative report from The New York Times that documents how Senator Manchin "Aided Coal, and Earned Millions"

Today, from The New York Times:

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March 28, 2022

Manchin says he will vote for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Also claims he wants to talk about climate and social spending bill

From the Senator:

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March 25, 2022

All hat, no cattle

The WV legislature and Ogden Newspapers have praised the state for its willingness to always help those in need. When it comes to Ukrainian refugees, do we deserve the praise?

In last Thursday’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, we were told that West Virginians

“are always willing to welcome new folks. . . . This is a West Virginia trait that does not differ based on the letter someone chooses to put after his or her last name. If someone needs our help, we give it.”

In addition to . . .

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March 23, 2022

More disdain for its readers

Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer runs the same old Ohio editorial that it ran on March 7

I joked about it yesterday, but today’s paper runs yet another tired and meaningless Ohio editorial:

Improving Life Expectancy

This editorial appears to have originated in the Marietta Times five weeks ago:

Overcome life expectancy statistic; take care of yourself

If today's . . .

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March 22, 2022

What's happening in the various Ohio Republican primary elections?

The Wheeling Intelligencer gives us a near-daily diet of recycled, months-old Ohio editorials but ignores the good stuff: Ohio's Republican primaries

From Friday's Republican debate for the U.S. Senate nomination, here are the two frontrunners, Josh Mandel and Mike Gibbons doing more than debating:

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March 21, 2022

Welcoming refugees

Are West Virginians as hospitable as legislators and Ogden Newspapers think they are?

The editorial

Yesterday’s Ogden editorial, “WVa. a Welcome Home for Refugees,” begins by telling us what the WV legislature did at the end of their most recent legislative session:

Among the last resolutions adopted by West Virginia lawmakers before the end of this year’s regular legislative session was one urging . . .

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March 18, 2022

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