The Wheeling Alternative

Tuesday updates -- West Virginia’s senators on impeachment

Joe Manchin wants witnesses

In an interview this afternoon, Joe Manchin told Fox News that he wants to hear from witnesses:

"I don't know how I go home to West Virginia and explain that I had to make a decision in a trial, the most important thing that I have ever done or will ever do as an elected official, an . . .

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January 28, 2020

How well do newspapers cover stories that affect their bottom line?

On the posting of public legal notices: Surprise, surprise! Not very well

On page 10 of this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer is a story by Ogden’s political reporter, Steven Allen Adams. The story

West Virginia Press Association: Public Notice Change Would Lead to Less Transparency

details some of the debate surrounding a House bill that the Judiciary Committee eventually sent to a . . .

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January 28, 2020

Religion and Wheeling City Council

A front-page article

Yesterday’s edition of the Wheeling News-Register covers some of the reactions to the recent letter by the Freedom from Religion Foundation to the Wheeling City Council concerning the prayer at the beginning of its regular meetings. The first is a front-page article by reporter Alan Olson on the controversy. Even . . .

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January 27, 2020

Senator Capito: who is the Navigable Waters Protection Rule protecting?

It certainly doesn't look like consumers

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January 24, 2020

More hypocrisy from Senator Capito

Is she giving her “undivided attention” and listening “acutely” during the impeachment trial? You be the judge

From Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s op-ed in this morning’s Bluefield Daily Telegraph:

Impeachment is a serious issue that deserves the Senate’s undivided attention, and my colleagues and I intend to treat this process as such and perform our constitutional duty.

But here is Michael McAuliff, political reporter . . .

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January 24, 2020

You actually expected me to keep my promise on a term limit?

West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey adds his name to the long list of term limit hypocrites

Here is Patrick Morrisey’s position on term limits in January of 2015 as reported by the Huntington Herald-Dispatch:

Morrisey defeated five-term incumbent Darrell McGraw in 2012 to become the first Republican attorney general in West Virginia since 1933. Vowing not to serve any more than two terms, Morrisey said he thinks it . . .

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January 22, 2020

Thoughts on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day from the Narcissist-in-Chief and his enablers

President Trump explaining why the day is important

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January 21, 2020

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