The Wheeling Alternative

Yes, Senator Capito, Trump has learned his lesson

More bribery from our president and silence from our senator

Back in February, after Republican senators found Trump innocent of trying to shakedown the Ukraine to get them to investigate the Biden family, West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito excused the president's behavior by suggesting that he just needed to be a bit more careful in how he phrased things:

"I think he's . . .

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May 20, 2020

A reminder to West Virginians: If you have not yet registered to vote, today is the final day to register for the primary election

If you are unregistered, you can register online at Go Vote WV.

Here is more information from WV Clean elections:

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May 19, 2020

Some reactions and updates to Ogden’s coronavirus coverage

Easy for you to say, Mike

Saturday’s Mike Myer column continued the local Ogden papers’ push to end the coronavirus closures. “Shutdowns Cost Lives, Too” describes what Myer considers the gloomy state of affairs that will result from the “nanny-state’s” shutting of the economy: businesses permanently closed, high unemployment, . . .

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May 18, 2020

“There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear”

Hey Intelligencer, whatever happened to Bob Murray and Murray Energy?

Local newspaper readers: if you haven’t noticed, Murray Energy and its CEO have virtually disappeared from the pages of Ogden's Ohio Valley “newspapers.” So far in 2020, the Wheeling papers have carried only three news articles about Murray Energy. (For comparison, this is my sixth blog post about the company this year.)

For our . . .

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May 16, 2020

The coronavirus and American labor

Opening the economy while waging war on workers: Is there a better way?

Note -- Silvrback has alerted me that the RSS notification did not go out on yesterday's post on Michigan's governor and her critics (including the Wheeling News-Register). See the next post down.

The big picture from the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent

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May 12, 2020

More Ogden lies about Michigan’s Governor Whitmer

This one has scary implications

Three weeks ago, our local Ogden “newspaper” editor, claimed that Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer had significantly restricted the civil liberties of her constituents. Of course, if you checked out his claims, none were true. (See here.) Today, there is more of the same in the Wheeling News-Register editorial cartoon:

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Let’s . . .

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May 11, 2020

Today’s Wheeling News-Register: little news, some filler, mostly ads and another questions-with-no-answers Myer column

Perhaps it is time for our local paper to follow Ogden’s Parkersburg paper and get rid of the published Sunday edition?

Only five stories in the entire “news” section

The front page had four of them. Colin McGuire, a reporter from another Ogden paper in Frederick (MD), compiled a report from a couple of Ogden reporters on how residents were adapting to stay-at-home orders. The article contains little, if any, insight; I do not understand why this was . . .

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May 10, 2020

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