In case you missed it - from Wednesday's "CBS Evening News"
From the CBS Evening News:
About two million Americans are hooked on prescription painkillers. In 2012, 259 million prescriptions were written -- that's one bottle for every American adult. CBS News went to West Virginia, a state that is attempting a drastic solution: allowing addicts to sue the doctors who got them hooked.. . .
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An end-of-the-year report
Google Analytics keeps me informed about my audience. For the last couple of months I would appear to attract a couple of hundred different visitors who visit The Wheeling Alternative at least once in a given 30-day period. (I do get occasional spikes in readership.) I'm not unhappy with that number and while I wish it . . .
Posted in: popular posts
Another Intelligencer editorial
This morning's Intelligencer editorial tells us that "GOP Senate Makes Progress." The editorial, however, is actually about praising an Intelligencer favorite, Shelley Moore Capito.
The editorial begins by comparing the Republicans' task to Sisyphus. (Yes, Sisyphus.)
. . . . it seems getting anything . . .
After a week of filling their "newspapers" with few local stories but lots of AP stories, our locals returned to form on Sunday once again emphasizing local stories even if the stories were not exactly front page news or, in one case, not even a new story.
The Sunday front page, in particular, seemed to be filled with . . .
The headline tells us:
Mine Acquisitions Deemed Positive
Here's the lede for the story:
Murray Energy Corp. offset production declines at its Ohio coal mines last year by increasing yields at some of the West Virginia operations the firm acquired from Consol Energy for $3.5 billion approximately . . .
Posted in: murray energy
The worst editorial of the year?
I realize that we still have 10 days of editorials to go but I think this morning's Intelligencer editorial, "Liberal Lawmakers Obama’s Strength," may likely be the worst local editorial of 2015.
The editorial is an attack upon the omnibus budget bill passed on Friday. The bill certainly contained some things that a . . .
An additional perspective on yesterday's omnibus funding vote
You may have seen this morning's front page article in the Intelligencer explaining how our local legislators voted on the omnibus funding deal. Here's a bit more perspective on the senate vote (especially Joe Manchin's) from diarist Liberty Equality Fraternity Trees at Daily Kos:
Early yesterday morning, the House . . .