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Another self-promoting, Intelligencer editorial

Seems like it was just yesterday but it's been thirty days since the last Intelligencer editorial told us what a great newspaper it is. Today's excuse is that it was established on August 24, 1852 and so it's an anniversary of sorts. Half the editorial is a review of the front page story that they wrote about themselves last month . . .

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August 24, 2015

Categorizing arguments and West Virginia as cult

The weekend presented us with the usual anti-Obama /EPA columns and editorials and as I've noted in a number of previous posts, they don't change very much from week to week. Rather than repeating myself every weekend, I've decided to compile a list of the recurring argument and then reference them as needed.


West Virginians are . . .

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August 24, 2015

Odds and ends from around the Web

An AP story you won't see in the Wheeling "newspapers"

From the AP: "Feeling the Heat: Earth in July Was Hottest Month on Record"

Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet's warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said.

West Virginia politics

endorsements

The election of a . . .

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August 21, 2015

Funding community programs to fight heroin

Blame (but no praise) for the White House

Earlier in the week the federal government announced grants for community programs to combat the increased use of heroin. As reported by WTRF and a number of other West Virginia media outlets:

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) granted additional funding for West Virginia’s designated High Intensity Drug . . .

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August 20, 2015

I'll ask again -- which side are you on, Intelligencer?

I have argued (most recently here) that the Intelligencer is not pro-coal, it's pro-coal owner. Pro-coal would mean that you cared about coal miners as something more than troops in the "war on coal." Being pro-coal owner places emphasis on maximizing profits regardless of what happens to the workers. Here is a screen shot of . . .

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August 18, 2015

Murray Energy's Columbian coal purchase - some additional information

Worker's rights?

Here is Casey Junkins take on Murray Energy's purchase of a Columbian coal company from Goldman Sachs in this morning's Intelligencer:

Even though the coal will be mined in South America, a West Virginia Coal Association official believes Murray Energy Corp.'s purchase of Colombia Natural Resources will benefit local workers by . . .

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August 17, 2015

A personal note -- the joy of air travel

Silvrback blog image

(AP photo of BWI)

Skip this if you saw it on the news or if it's likely to cause a horrible flashback of one of your own similar travel experiences.

I was scheduled to fly into Pittsburgh's airport around noon on Saturday. My Southwest connecting flight had gotten me to BWI (Baltimore) on time and our plane was loaded around 11 AM. . . .

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August 17, 2015

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