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What’s happening at Ogden Newspapers?

Problems continue to pile-up at the Aspen Times

Robert Nutting’s Wheeling-based Ogden Newspapers obtained the Aspen Times at the end of November as part of its purchase of Swift Communications. (I wrote about it here.) Since then, the paper has had problems and recently, Colorado College journalism professor Corey Hutchins wrote about some of them:

Six months after Ogden . . .

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June 27, 2022

Two members of WV’s public education hierarchy now “adamantly oppose” the state’s voucher program

Where were they when the legislation was passed in 2021?

Reporter Ryan Quinn, in today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail, explains:

West Virginia’s Board of Education president and the state schools superintendent are asking a judge to block the state’s upcoming nonpublic school vouchers program.

It’s an exceedingly rare public break between the state’s top public education officials and . . .

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June 24, 2022

West Virginia’s senators react to today’s abortion decision

Precedent

Senator Joe Manchin on the abortion decision

From his congressional website:

“I am deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has voted to . . .

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June 24, 2022

Senator Capito on the January 6 hearings and the gas tax

Has Senator Capito learned anything from the January 6 hearings?

Last Friday, WVVA reported:

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) shared her thoughts on the House of Representatives’ first three January 6th Select Committee hearings on Friday.

“I think we’re learning things that we hadn’t heard,” said Capito.

. . .

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June 21, 2022

Odds and ends on WV Day

Attention, Senator Capito

I know you are still deciding, but here's an interesting poll from Fox News:

Harmless?

Except that Greitans is the current governor of Missouri and he's running for the U.S. Senate:

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June 20, 2022

A bipartisan gun deal?

No word from West Virginia’s senators

From the Washington Post:

Some details from CNN:

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June 12, 2022

No response is my response

Finally, Senator Capito comments on gun legislation

Last month, Ogden Newspapers' political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, wrote a PR piece on West Virginia's Senator Shelley Moore Capito. (I believe he is required to do one every month.) The front-page article told us:

Shelley Moore Capito Stays Busy in Washington

As is often the case with Adams' Capito . . .

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June 10, 2022

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