The Wheeling Intelligencer and our local representative, David McKinley, have had nothing to say about the Captain Brett Crozier story
I have a hunch that my blog-readers are aware of how Commander Brett Crozier was relieved of his duties for publicly calling attention to an outbreak of coronavirus aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. In very recent developments, it was announced yesterday that Crozier has tested positive for the coronavirus. This morning, Reuters reported . . .
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Imagine where we'd be right now if John McCain didn't have the courage to deny Mitch McConnell his dream of killing the Affordable Care Act with nothing to replace it.— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) April 3, 2020
Imagine millions more without health insurance during a devastating global pandemic.https://t.co/1OXOm4eUxL
Trump fires chief watchdog on a Friday night in the middle of a pandemic
From Politico last night:
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President Donald Trump has fired the intelligence community’s chief watchdog, Michael Atkinson, who was the first to sound the alarm to Congress last September about an “urgent” complaint he received from an intelligence official involving Trump’s communications with Ukraine’s president.
From today's Wall Street Journal:
“This is a recipe for really bad things to happen.” In West Virginia, hospitals brace for an influx of older and sicker Covid patients, straining already limited rural resources. https://t.co/4Y0vFdlK7P— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 1, 2020
The article’s full title:
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Posted in: west virginia coronavirus
Where's the local coverage?
The missing signatures for the Belmont County’s cracker plant may remain missing
From yesterday’s upbeat Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, “Cracker Plant News Gratifying”:
. . . it was revealed that three local government entities will be receiving enormous amounts of revenue from PTT Global Chemical America and Daelim . . .
In today's Wheeling News Register, Ogden rebrands their advertising rate cut as a “grant” then looks for praise for what is simply a business necessity (with 3/30 update)
In tough economic times, businesses frequently cut prices in order to survive – so why is Ogden’s actions front-page news?
Not just in the Ohio Valley, but just about everywhere -- the pandemic has closed most local businesses. As a result, local newspapers, which depend primarily on local businesses for most of their revenue, are hurting badly. (For examples, see NPR’s recent coverage.) Our local Ogden papers are no exception. For instance, last Monday’s . . .
More quid pro quo from Trump
Here’s West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito following the Senate impeachment trial on the quid pro quo charges against Trump:
"I think he's learned that he has to be maybe a little more judicious and careful, the way he's phrasing certain things," said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia as she . . .