The Wheeling Alternative

Shorter version of today's Intelligencer editorial: "We weren't there but that won't stop us from making up stuff."

It's a follow-up editorial to yesterday's front-page "fair and balanced" story about the WL Faculty Senate meeting.

Today's editorial continues where yesterday's front page editorializing left off (see post below). It begins:

How much control over discussion of ideas for West Liberty . . .

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May 02, 2015

Photo arrives too late to accompany "fair and balanced" headline in morning Intelligencer

Here's the headline above the Intelligencer's front page article about yesterday's West Liberty Faculty Senate's "no confidence" vote for chief financial officer, Jack Wright :

Faculty Senate Has New Target

Here's the photo:

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Note -- the Intelligencer does deserve kudos for . . .

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April 30, 2015

Morrisey watch 7

Surprise, surprise -- the Senior Vice-President of the West Virginia Coal Association praises Morrisey

Chris Hamilton, who is "Senior Vice President of the West Virginia Coal Association; chairman of the WV Business & Industry Council and member of the West Virginia Board of Coal Mine Health & Safety and West Virginia Diesel Commission,"has written an op-ed piece featured in the Logan Banner and the Charleston Daily Mail that . . .

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April 29, 2015

Coal mining

Mountaintop removal and some history

Documenting mountaintop removal

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iLoveMountains.org is an invaluable resource if you care about the Appalachian mountains and what mountaintop removal is doing to them. The site is up with a new resource (with an interactive map) called "Communities at risk from mountaintop removal."

For years, it was . . .

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April 28, 2015

Fracking news update

stories not covered locally

Fracking companies going bankrupt

Bloomberg Business News is reporting that "Half of U.S. Fracking Companies Will Be Dead or Sold This Year."

Half of the 41 fracking companies operating in the U.S. will be dead or sold by year-end because of slashed spending by oil companies, an executive with Weatherford . . .

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April 25, 2015

Divorcing ourselves from reality

Renewable energy and the future of West Virginia

The McClatchy News Service published an article about the growth of jobs in the renewable energy sector on Wednesday. Here's the lede:

Far more jobs have been created in wind and solar in recent years than lost in the collapse of the coal industry, and renewable energy is poised for record growth in the United States this . . .

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April 24, 2015

"Same As It Ever Was" -- the Bob Murray Wheeling area service organization tour continues

Murray speaks to the St. Clairsville Rotary

The CEO of Murray Energy, Bob Murray, added yet another Wheeling area service club to his local speaking tour and once again a reporter for Ogden newspapers was there to cover it. From the description in the Intelligencer, yesterday's speech to the St. Clairsville Rotary was apparently very similar to the ones that he delivered to the . . .

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April 22, 2015

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