The Wheeling Alternative

Has Republican control of West Virginia’s government improved the state’s business climate?

A look at the just-released 2023 CNBC “Top State’s for Business” survey

Every summer, CNBC examines each state’s business climate using various categories in order to create a ranking for the business climate of all fifty states. As they explain:

Each category is weighted based on how frequently states use them as a selling point in economic development marketing materials. That way, our study ranks . . .

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July 11, 2023

In case you were wondering

WV Republican polling

From the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce poll:

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July 06, 2023

A look at the Wheeling Intelligencer’s out-of-date and pathetic editorial page

Today’s editorial, “Budget Battle Underway,"tells its West Virginia readers about the ongoing fight over the Ohio budget. (Of course, there was no attempt to make this relevant for WV readers.) Upon closer examination, the editorial appears to be a shortened version of one published in the Marietta Times on June 9. It begins:

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July 06, 2023

What have our Republican senatorial candidates been doing lately?

Alex Mooney

Saluting the flag

Like his effort to return the U.S. to the gold standard, Alex Mooney continues to sponsor meaningful legislation that will benefit all West Virginians:

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June 30, 2023

Some things don’t change

Another look at the Wheeling Intelligencer’s editorial page

Old, irrelevant, and recycled editorials

With the exception of the weekend edition when local issues are sometimes addressed, the Wheeling Intelligencer’s daily two editorials are very predictable: one will be an (often-dated) editorial concerning West Virginia from another Ogden West Virginia paper and the other will be a mostly . . .

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June 27, 2023

“You cannot be serious!”

This is quite a conspiracy, Mac, if it includes a judge appointed by Donald Trump

Tennis star John McEnroe’s often-repeated outburst when an umpire's call did not go his way quickly came to mind as I read an Ogden newspaper interview of Mac Warner, WV’s Secretary of State and candidate for WV governor, who was in Wheeling yesterday for a campaign fundraiser. The visit was covered by local stenographer Jocelyn King and . . .

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June 21, 2023

Odds and ends: Fox News and Senator Capito finally mentions Trump

"Fair and balanced" Fox News (of course)

From the New York Times:

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June 14, 2023


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