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Today’s Intelligencer headline: “McKinley Seeks Solutions To W.Va.’s Opioid Crisis”

Good for him but how is this front-page news?

For starters, the article's headline misrepresents most of the article – what Representative McKinley actually wants to know is why West Virginia leads the nation in opioid deaths per thousand:

West Virginia leads the nation in the number of drug overdose cases per capita, and U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley thinks the leaders . . .

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March 30, 2018

The Intelligencer praises Representative McKinley on the 45Q tax credit

Is he deserving?

This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, "Repairing Damage to Coal Industry," heaps lots of praise on Representative David McKinley for his supposed work to make sure that the 45Q tax credit was included in the final budget:

McKinley, R-W.Va., is being given credit for much of the initiative that resulted . . .

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February 23, 2018

McKinley town halls 7

The congressman claims that he held one recently!

Does this look like a town hall meeting to you?

I was surprised earlier today when I read the . . .

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February 19, 2018

Representative McKinley please note: even Don Blankenship is willing to host a town hall meeting

From the Associated Press via WV Public Broadcasting:

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is hosting a town hall meeting for voters next week as he revs up his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

Blankenship's campaign said in a news release Wednesday the meeting will be held Jan. 18 at the Chief Logan Lodge, Hotel and . . .

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January 10, 2018

Not too hypocritical

Wheeling “newspapers” and our congressional representative on the CBO and the national debt

The local "newspapers"

Wikipedia describes the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) as

a federal agency within the legislative branch of the United States government that provides budget and economic information to Congress.

As it and other sources point out, it's nonpartisan as it reviews the . . .

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November 21, 2017

McKinley explains his vote supporting the Republican tax plan

Despite the damage the plan will do to the citizens of his congressional district, the representative stays close to the Republican script

Representative David McKinley via MetroNews:

“We have a clear choice here: do we allow the status quo to continue, which only benefits the wealthy and politically connected?” he said in a release. “Or do we allow the process to continue and fight to ensure the final version is the best deal possible for the middle class and . . .

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November 17, 2017

Town hall update

Senator Manchin held a town hall in Berkeley Springs on Friday while McKinley and the rest of WV's Republican delegation are still zero-for-2017

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Senator Manchin held a town hall in Berkeley Springs on Friday

From the Associated Press:

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin told West Virginia voters that the nation's biggest threat comes from unaddressed, excessive spending.

The Democratic senator held a town hall meeting Friday in Berkeley Springs, where he . . .

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October 29, 2017

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