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Delegate Rupie Phillips passes out sun screen to delegates (as protection from global warming)
According to today's Charleston Gazette-Mail, Rupie Phillips, a Democrat from Logan County passed out sun screen yesterday to fellow legislators to help protect them from global warming:
Democratic Delegate Rupie Phillips passed around the bottles of sunscreen Thursday.
The lawmaker from coal-producing Logan County told . . .
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Drug testing is back
This morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail is reporting that the legislature is looking at drug testing for welfare recipients:
The Senate Health and Human Resources Committee advanced legislation (SB 6) Tuesday that would mandate drug testing for about 2,000 adults who receive welfare benefits through the Temporary Assistance . . .
Right-to-work and newspaper credibility
A right-to-work bill by any other name would smell as badly
You can tell the legislature is back in session -- the right-to-work editorials/columns are back. Yesterday's News-Register editorial, "Giving Workers Right to Choose," is surprise, surprise in favor of this year's version of right-to-work legislation. This . . .
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A game changer?
Some thoughts on today's moratorium on federal land coal-mining leases
As the Washington Post reported this morning:
The Obama administration on Friday ordered a moratorium on new leases for coal mined from federal lands as part of a sweeping review on the government’s management of vast amounts of taxpayer-owned coal throughout the West.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell . . .
Coal ash dumping
For towns and states that don't matter
The effects of coal ash dumping in nearby Fayette County, Pennsylvania
From Monday's "Power Source" in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Only about 250 people live in La Belle, a former coal mining patch on an inside bend of the Monongahela River in Luzerne Township, Fayette County. It’s so tiny that it doesn’t . . .
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The answer: Yes, apparently the Clarksburg Exponent Telegram
The question: Is there a West Virginia newspaper that loves David McKinley more than the Wheeling Intelligencer?
When I saw the headline "McKinley deserving of Statesman of the Year honor" on a Google search I thought of former POTUS William McKinley and asked myself "why would you honor a man who's been dead for over 114 years as your Statesman of the Year?" (Hmmm --- maybe he wasn't actually dead!) When I clicked on the . . .
The Intelligencer "selectively uses" EPA scientists (whose credibility they usually question) to attack the EPA
What the Intelligencer won't do to assail Obama, the EPA and climate change
Here's what happened:
The EPA's report on fracking came out in early June and a number of news sources, including the local ones, carried a headline that fracking was not a threat to our drinking water. Despite the headline, most of these reports, including the original AP report, featured critics who pointed out that . . .
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