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Covering/not covering Mylan's EpiPen controversy

Intelligencer uses AG office's press release as news

On page 7 of this morning's Intelligencer, the reader can find the following story (no link found) about our attorney general and his investigation into the cost of Mylan's EpiPen:

W.Va. Attorney General Seeks Enforcement of Subpoena

Other . . .

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September 21, 2016

Morrisey watch 19

Old whatever (it wasn't news back in August) gets recycled for another front-page story

Today's front-page of the Wheeling Intelligencer has what is most-likely an old Morrisey PR release posing as an actual news story. The article by Joselyn King features Attorney General Morrisey (with a picture) and has this headline:

Doctors Endorse Morrisey's Opiod Plan

Here's the lede:

. . .

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September 15, 2016

Morrisey watch 18

Good news, bad news for Doug Reynolds

The good news for West Virginia Attorney General candidate Doug Reynolds (D) is that for the first time in four months (the day after the West Virginia primary) his name has made it into a Wheeling "newspaper." The bad news is that he's featured in a 950 word hit-piece disguised as an opinion column by Intelligencer editor Mike . . .

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September 11, 2016

Pay to play (the state attorney general version)

And guess which local coal company and which state's AG are among the players?

Bloomberg is out this morning with an excellent in-depth analysis:

Battered Coal Companies Courted State AGs to Fight Climate Rules

The article begins:

Murray Energy Corp. made a $250,000 donation to the Republican Attorneys General Association last year and, in return, the coal mining company’s . . .

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September 07, 2016

Covering/not covering West Virginia elections

Reading the Sunday News-Register

The weekly "Bill Cole for Governor" editorial

How do you know it's Sunday? Easy, check to see if there's a Bill Cole for Governor editorial at the top of the editorial page. Today's editorial is labeled "Turning W.Va. Economy Around" and like his drug plan which was the subject of a previous Sunday . . .

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September 04, 2016

Morrisey watch 17

"Attorneys General Work to Curb Drugs" and in others breaking news "Police Seek to Capture Criminals"

This morning's Intelligencer front page featured yet another non-story in support of Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's re-election bid. Taking up one-third of the front page, we learn that he and Ohio . . .

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August 19, 2016

What's currently the most important issue facing West Virginia?

(Hint -- judging by what some Republican legislators are saying, it doesn't appear to be jobs or flood relief)

Reporter Eric Eyre wrote in Wednesday morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail:

A Republican state senator is urging West Virginia lawmakers to take up a transgender “bathroom bill” as the No. 1 item on a special session agenda that places flood relief as the fourth — and last — measure on the same list.

Senator . . .

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July 23, 2016

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