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Teach for America is coming to West Virginia

I wrote about this when it was first proposed -- although the new number is significantly lower than first proposed. Here is Law Street Media's take on it:

In February 2015, Teach for America was invited to West Virginia schools for the first time. The first Teach for . . .

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December 09, 2015

The Sunday Mike Myer column

Mike Myer trots out another evidence-free, straw man column -- this time on gun control.

Yes, Mike Myer devoted his whole column to liberals and the arguments they didn't make regarding gun control:

And the liberal anti-gun crowd wants even more limits. That will prevent most mass killings such as the recent one in . . .

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December 07, 2015

Reading the Sunday editorial on mine safety and the Blankenship verdict

Blaming the victims

Ever notice that when coal owners are at fault for safety violations, our local "newspapers" either ignore them, take the company line that it's really the union's fault (see Murray Energy suit against the UMWA), or editorialize that everyone is at fault. In this case, yesterday's editorial, . . .

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December 07, 2015

Blankenship decision follow-up

Local "newspapers" eventually cover decision

After the yesterday morning's Intelligencer did not cover the decision, the Friday afternoon News-Register covered (for some reason this is not available online) the Blankenship court decision with parts of an AP report. About 30% of the AP report was dropped including the . . .

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December 05, 2015

Covering the Blankenship decision

A screenshot is worth a thousand words

A tale of two newspapers

Here are screenshots of the Charleston Gazette-Mail's coverage of the decision in the Blankenship trial (four full pages):

Silvrback blog image

And here is a screenshot of the Wheeling Intelligencer's coverage of the same decision (nothing):

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December 04, 2015

"When we err, we . . . . make corrections" -- Mike Myer, 11/8/15

That, or we write a new article and pretend the first one didn't happen!

Yes, without admitting that yesterday's Intelligencer article on Little Blue Run was factually erroneous and its headline misleading (see next post down), this morning's edition tells us that a settlement was reached between WV homeowners and FirstEnergy in the Little Blue Run lawsuit. (Actually, it isn't a totally new report -- . . .

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December 02, 2015

Reporting the Little Blue Run decision

Sloppy writing/editing or the usual pro-coal company bias?

In the last 18 months, I've written about Little Blue Run a couple of times. (Most recently here.) Located at the tip of West Virginia's panhandle and reaching into Pennsylvania, the First Energy pond is the largest coal ash dump in the country. The pond has produced a host of problems for the local Pennsylvania and West Virginia . . .

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December 01, 2015

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