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How about a little arsenic and radium with your drinking water?

Coal ash and Congressman McKinley

A new study

The first national study of coal ash pollution was released yesterday and found 90% of the regulated coal ash repositories are leaking (including 30 of them in the Ohio Valley). The study was done by the Environmental Integrity Project and “used industry data that became available to the public for the first time in 2018 . . .

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March 05, 2019

A follow-up on reactions to Trump’s executive order

What did West Virginia's congressional delegation and the Wheeling Intelligencer have to say about Trump's order?

What do West Virginia’s representatives think?

The Charleston Gazette-Mail took what I consider the logical next step following President Trump’s executive order to build his wall – they checked with West Virginia’s congressional representation to complement their national coverage. Here is what reporter Jake Zuckerman found.

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February 16, 2019

Note to Representative McKinley: President Trump is upset that he hasn't received the Nobel Peace Prize

Maybe you should nominate him again

Last May, WV Rep. David McKinley was among 18 Republican congressmen who nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. (I wrote about it here.) As you are probably aware, the president did not get the prize. Apparently, Trump is still upset that he didn't win but Obama did. At this morning's press conference, he claims that . . .

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February 15, 2019

The Republican field for the WV governor nomination is getting interesting

Jim Justice, former Delegate Mike Folk (who wanted to see Hillary Clinton hung at the Washington D.C. mall), and Representative David McKinley?

The current governor, Jim Justice, has already announced that he will run – this time as a Republican.

To the list, add Mike Folk. As the Associated Press describes:

Former West Virginia Delegate Mike Folk says he's running for governor.

The Berkeley County Republican announced the campaign in an email Tuesday.

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February 06, 2019

Why do incumbents served by small-market media seldom lose elections?

Here's why: “WEB EXCLUSIVE: Rep. McKinley sits down with 7News”

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The "WEB EXCLUSIVE" is on Wheeling's WTRF-TV website. (For some unknown reason, I have difficulty posting their videos. You can, however, watch all eleven minutes of the "exclusive" interview on their website.) A warning: there are no pointed questions just softballs that allow McKinley to deliver 11 minutes . . .

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January 22, 2019

Trump doubts that he will win the Nobel Peace Prize

WV politicians search for new awards to bolster president’s ego and endear themselves with Trump’s West Virginia base

President Trump apparently has concluded that he will not win the Nobel Peace Prize. According to People:

On Wednesday, Trump, 72, revealed that he does not think he will be honored with the prestigious . . .

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November 29, 2018

The Wheeling "newspapers" have ignored Democrat Kendra Fershee's candidacy for six months

Apparently, that's not enough -- yesterday, a News-Register editorial trashed her ideas and impugned her motives

I think that it is fair to state that the Democratic candidate in the 1st Congressional District, Kendra Fershee, has largely been ignored by Wheeling's "newspapers." Last May, after she won the Democratic primary, she was questioned about some of her positions. This summer, she was mentioned when the Democratic headquarters . . .

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November 02, 2018

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