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Hey, it’s free publicity for our local Republican congressmen week!

There’s no news here but that doesn't matter -- maybe it will help their re-election campaigns

Wednesday: McKinley tells Rotarians “coal needs to remain a major part of America’s energy mix”

That’s the breaking news. The front page article also includes the following:

To the Wheeling Rotary Club on Tuesday, McKinley said his No. 1 concern, overall, is jobs.

“We’re talking about taking care of people. I am . . .

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October 18, 2017

Intelligencer buries West Virginia campaign fraud story with local/state implications on the obituary page

Not much to see here

If you look for it, you can find a skeleton of a story on page 2 of yesterday’s Wheeling Intelligencer in the last column right below “Funerals Today."1 It’s a three paragraph AP report and the headline reads:

Businessman Accused of Campaign Fraud

The AP story:

. . .

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September 21, 2017

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence

Mining execs to meet at Trump hotel where rooms will be $800+ a night

The headline from yesterday’s Intercept:

After Massive Giveaways To Industry, Mining Executives Will Spend Big at Trump's D.C. Hotel

The article explains:

THE CHIEF EXECUTIVES of some of the largest coal and mining companies in the country have chosen the Trump International Hotel in Washington, . . .

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September 15, 2017

McKinley town halls 6

Final August recess scorecard

August recess totals from Town Hall Project:

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Representative David McKinley's total = 0

In fairness to the congressman, he did occasionally meet with business leaders, politicians, veterans, and on one occasion, a restricted small group of private citizens during his five-week recess vacation.

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September 05, 2017

McKinley town halls 5

Still no town halls. Where's David?

See if you can find Representative McKinley. (A hint -- look for Waldo. Rumor has it that after years of traveling the world, Waldo finally settled down and took a job as a coal ash lobbyist -- that's why our representative is near by.)

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What's the congressman been doing?

August 9 to August 21

I . . .

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August 26, 2017

McKinley town halls 4

Why town halls are important

Noah Karvelis in The Progressive Times recently discussed the importance of town halls:

In the current political landscape of the United States, it has become more important than ever to stand up to hold those in power accountable. The town hall-style meeting has long been one of the most . . .

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August 18, 2017

What are our representatives saying about Charlottesville and President Trump?

West Virginia's senators

Station WSAZ in Charleston asked our senators about Charlottesville and President Trump's response. While neither mentioned the president, both condemned the actions of the hate groups.

From Senator Manchin:

“Gayle and I extend our deepest sympathies to those who lost their . . .

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August 17, 2017

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