Here are a couple of fracking stories found in some of the state's newspapers.
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) gets rid of nuisance protection
Ken Ward Jr. reports in this morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail:
Less than two weeks after taking office, Gov. Jim Justice’s administration quietly . . .
Documenting local "newspaper" coverage
On Wednesday night, West Virginia governor Jim Justice gave his first State of the State address and most of it was dedicated to the state's budget crisis. Not surprisingly, the local "newspapers" reacted negatively to the suggestion of new taxes. As the battle of the budget unfolds, I hope to write about how it's covered . . .
Fresh off being the only Democrat to vote for Jeff Sessions to become attorney general, West Virginia's senior senator continues to get plenty of press. Here's a sample from today's press:
From New Hampshire Public Radio earlier today:
Will Senate Democrats Work With Trump? The 10 Senators To . . .
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The locals deal with adversity in the Trump administration
This afternoon's editorial*, "Remove Roadblocks on Pipeline Decisions," may be the first example of what we may often read from our local "newspapers" as the new Trump presidency runs into problems: it's Obama fault.
The editorial tells us that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) which decides . . .
Apparently writing op-ed pieces for the Gazette-Mail
Sunday's Charleston Gazette-Mail "Perspective" section featured articles by West Virginia's two senators. Joe Manchin's "W.Va. needs its public schools" had as its subheading "Secretary of Education nominee DeVos would be a poor choice for education." In the article, Manchin explains why he will not . . .
A mantra for Wheeling "newspapers"? (updated 2/5 with Sunday's coverage)
Again, delaying coverage
On Monday I documented the local Wheeling papers' delay in publishing the events surrounding the President's executive order on immigration and the judge's temporary order that followed it. (Most of the events took place on Saturday evening but the locals, unlike most other newspapers, did not . . .
Good news, bad news
The good news is that West Virginia senator Joe Manchin will indeed vote against Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. The bad news appears to be that she will be approved anyway. From CNN:
The Senate voted early Friday to advance President Donald Trump's education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos . . .