# Loan forgiveness: Good for me, not for thee

### Background

From Fortune Magazine:

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that his administration will forgive $10,000 in student loan debt per federal borrower earning under$125,000 per year during the pandemic. . . .
Biden also announced that Pell Grant recipients who earn less than $125,000 per year during the . . . Read More August 28, 2022 # Whatever happened to Representative David McKinley? ### Yes, he’s still our congressman even if he has disappeared from local news reports ### Until recently, local congressman, David McKinley, has always been in the local news Newspapers: Since David McKinley was elected to Congress in 2010, Ogden Newspapers have reported his every move and utterance. Whether it was a visit with veterans, a trip to the Highlands, or talking to constituents, Ogden was there to cover (and . . . Read More August 24, 2022 # Ogden embraces Alex Mooney ### It took a while after the primary, but we all knew it was inevitable Go ahead and search your old Ogden newspapers. See if you can find a positive article, op-ed, or even a good word about Alex Mooney before West Virginia's May primary. See if you can find anything that matches the wall-to-wall coverage that his opponent and Ogden favorite, David McKinley received. Having followed the election closely, I . . . Read More July 31, 2022 # Governor Jim Justice: “Today, all of a sudden, the whole world is running through the streets saying where is West Virginia?” ### Not to worry, today's Intelligencer front-page cleans up his act for him This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer features an article on recent statements by the state’s governor, Jim Justice. Almost half of the 438-word article by Ogden’s Jess Mancini are direct quotes from the governor. However, the front-page article ignores the following Justice statements that were picked-up by other media: West . . . Read More March 15, 2022 # “Just because we can’t cite a specific example doesn’t mean it isn’t happening” ### WV Delegate Chris Pritt makes the case for believing that Big Foot, the Loch Ness monster, and the teaching of CRT in West Virginia are all real ### The issue: WV Republican’s anti-stereotype (anti-CRT) legislation This weekend’s Wheeling New Register carried an op-ed by WV Delegate Chris Pritt (R-Kanawha) in which he made the case for the legislation he introduced earlier this month: Anti-Stereotyping Act Strengthens W.Va.’s Public Schools This is how Pritt . . . Read More February 21, 2022 # Earlier today, the House passed the Build Back Better Act ### How will Ogden Newspapers react to the legislation? The answer may not be as obvious as one might think. By a vote of 220 to 213, the House passed the Build Back Better Act earlier today. The$1.75 trillion bill now moves on to the Senate.

The vote, with one Democratic exception, was along party lines which means that all three WV representatives voted against the bill. Here is the statement by our local representative, David McKinley, . . .

November 19, 2021

# The News-Register weighs in on WV redistricting

### Is there a less trustworthy source?

This weekend's Wheeling News-Register editorial discussed the various proposals for West Virginia redistricting:

many maps took the easy and predictable route by forming a twisty east-west line across the state that would keep the growth areas of Morgantown and Martinsburg together.

Instead, the editorial . . .