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The Wheeling Alternative

It’s old news but now there are pictures (lots of them)!

with 5:15 PM impeachment update

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The judicial excess that was practiced by some members of the West Virginia Supreme Court is news and it has been treated as such for the last couple of months. Does it justify half of this morning’s front page? Okay, there are now pictures. Was it that slow of a news day? I looked around to see what stories other news sources were . . .

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August 07, 2018

This morning's Intelligencer editorial thinks that West Virginia should "Clean Up Court Without Politics"

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On Thursday, I wrote about how rejected Republican senatorial candidate, Nobel-Peace-Prize-for-Trump booster, and West Virginia's current 3rd District Congressman, Evan Jenkins, was considering a run for West Virginia's Supreme Court. (See next post down.) I assumed that the Wheeling Intelligencer would cover that news on . . .

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August 04, 2018

Haven't West Virginians suffered enough with its present Supreme Court?

Apparently not -- Evan Jenkins is looking to run

According to WV MetroNews earlier today:

West Virginia Third District Congressman Evan Jenkins told MetroNews Thursday he’s “seriously considering” a run for state Supreme Court in the November General Election.

Jenkins, whose second two-year term in the U.S. House ends later this year, would seek the seat that’s coming up . . .

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August 02, 2018

Friday’s News-Register editorial: More laziness and no disclosure

No research

Does anybody at Ogden do any research before they write an editorial? I’ll answer that: apparently, not. Case in point – yesterday afternoon's Wheeling News-Register editorial on sports betting. For the sixth time, an Ogden editorial claims that the state’s take from sports betting is too small -- only 10% which the . . .

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July 28, 2018

Environmental News

Another ethically-challenged EPA head and breaking news on the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Andrew Wheeler, former Murray Energy lobbyist and acting head of the EPA: “[I]f I lobbied on something, I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to participate."

Really? Following Scott Pruitt's resignation earlier this month, acting EPA head Andrew Wheeler pledged that he would not be involved in matters related to his . . .

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July 27, 2018

News from WV's senate race

Later today: Donald Trump, Jr., Sean Spicer and Jason Miller to attend Morrisey fundraiser

According to The Hill:

Donald [Trump, Jr.] will host a fundraiser on Monday for West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R), who is challenging incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a top target for Republicans this cycle. . . .

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July 23, 2018

Trump's controversial tariffs, Ogden Newspapers, and Representative McKinley

There's a lot more here than one might think

Our local Ogden papers cover Trump's tariffs

This year, President Trump has put a number of tariffs into place. Our local "newspapers" have, from time to time, printed AP reports which include both sides of the debate. On the editorial page, I could not find any editorials about Trump's actions. I did find one Mike . . .

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July 21, 2018

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