4:30 PM CORRECTION -- A reader points out that the AP article is on page 10 of the morning Intelligencer. I missed it. I apologize to my readers and the Intelligencer.
On most mornings I read the print version of the Wheeling Intelligencer along with two newspapers online, the Charleston Gazette-Mail and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. On national issues I've found that both outside newspapers routinely cover the same issues with slightly different perspectives: the Gazette-Mail uses reports from the Associated Press for most of its information while the Post-Gazette depends more on other newspapers (NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times) and their news services. Both the P-G's and the G-M's front page included what was probably yesterday's most important news story:
High court defends abortion rights in Texas ruling
as the headline for the AP story in the Gazette-Mail described it. (In the G-M's case, the flooding in the southern half of WV rightfully crowded out most other national stories, but they still had room for the AP's headline.) Additionally, each morning the Associated Press posts "10 Things to Know Today" which features what the AP believes are the most important current stories. At the top of this morning's list was:
SUPREME COURT RULING ON ABORTION HAS WIDE-RANGING IMPACT
The Post-Gazette story said the decision "was the most significant since Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992" and similarly the AP called it the "strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century."
Regardless of where you stand on the abortion issue, this was a very important story. How did the Wheeling Intelligencer cover it? It didn't - there is no story on the decision. (Additionally, there was also no mention of the decision online as of 10:00 AM today.)
I've noted before that what is not covered by a news source can be just as important as what is covered. Such is the case here -- the Intelligencer has decided that this is not information that we need to know. However, I would look for a future editorial to warn us that decisions like this one are sure to follow if we elect Hillary Clinton president.