Tombstones instead of monuments: black lung is back
From today’s New York Times:
Federal investigators this month identified the largest cluster of advanced black lung cases ever officially recorded.
More than 400 coal miners frequenting three clinics in southwestern Virginia between 2013 and 2017 were found to have complicated black lung . . .
Northern panhandle Ogden newspapers have their work cut out for themselves
Spoiler alert: here are just some of the recent efforts by Wheeling "newspapers" to promote local state senator Ryan Ferns.
A front page article on January 8 tells us that
Legislators Look at Elections for W.Va. School Board
In the article, Ferns makes an interesting admission:
Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, . . .
The congressman claims that he held one recently!
Does this look like a town hall meeting to you?
Great hearing from substance abuse prevention professionals from Harrison and Ohio Counties. Thank you for all you do to help fight the opioid epidemic. pic.twitter.com/ShFQusotpP— David B. McKinley (@RepMcKinley) February 7, 2018
I was surprised earlier today when I read the following in WV . . .
This morning's Intelligencer edits and slants an AP sports story
According to the Associated Press:
David Freese thinks Pirates are not trying hard enough to win
That's the headline that most news sources placed atop the AP story about Pittsburgh Pirate third baseman David Freese. This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer headline isn't as specific:
Bucs' Freese Reports Unhappy
Those media . . .
The Washington Post's coverage and a petition
The Washington Post is just up with an excellent article about the likely sale of the Charleston Gazette-Mail to Ogden Newspapers:
A West Virginia newspaper is in bankruptcy. The powerful coal industry celebrates.
The article by Steven Mufson begins with the coal head mocking G-M reporter Ken Ward that I wrote about two weeks ago. The . . .
What's the status of the Campus Self Defense Act (HB4298)?
According to Legiscan:
The purpose of this bill is to create “The Campus Self Defense Act” which denies institutions of higher education the authority to restrict or regulate the carrying of a concealed deadly weapon by a person who holds a current license to carry a concealed deadly weapon.
The NRA supported bill passed the House . . .
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