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Some follow-up on Saturday’s post about re-opening schools in the middle of a pandemic

Despite optimism from Trump, his supporters, and certain clueless media, schools are facing problems

The numbers are not good

Here’s the headline at CNN, earlier today:

97,000 children tested positive for Covid-19 in 2 weeks as more schools plan to reopen

Fox News reacts

And here is a Fox news personality who apparently gets her coronavirus info on the spread of the virus from Ogden Newspapers:

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August 10, 2020

Following the money!

FirstEnergy’s efforts with the Ohio legislature made national news on Tuesday (see two posts down). What about West Virginia?

Steven Allen Adams in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer examined last summer’s efforts by West Virginia’s governor, Jim Justice, to get a $12.5 million tax break from the legislature for FirstEnergy’s Pleasants Power Station. The 1400 word article primarily focuses on the various political donations by FirstEnergy to the governor.

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July 23, 2020

Once again – little credit to teachers

Ogden's political reporter explains the Republican governor's loss in Kentucky

Steven Allen Adams discusses the Kentucky governor race in today's Wheeling papers:

First of all, let’s pop some balloons and rain on some parades. A few narratives are out there on why this happened. The first one was that teachers played a role in ousting Bevin.

Bevin ran afoul of teacher unions during his first term. . . .

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November 11, 2019

More old news from the Intelligencer? Yes, but the stories fill lots of space

Turnpike fees and a Kasich veto

Turnpike fees are going up

Yes, that's what Ogden's state news reporter, Steven Allen Adams, tells us on the front page of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer:

Turnpike Tolls To Rise In 2019

Adams and the Intelligencer are a bit late to this story, however. Here is the AP report from June 7 . . .

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December 28, 2018

Today’s Wheeling News-Register features 1500 words on a Republican House of Delegates incumbent from WV’s Eastern Panhandle who lost by 12%. For those of us who live in WV’s Northern Panhandle, how is this news?

Answer: it’s Shelley Moore Capito’s nephew!

Ogden political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, and the News-Register have outdone themselves with one of the longest front-page stories this year and it’s about a non-local candidate who lost by over 800 votes earlier this month. (The article looks to be a shoo-in for the “Worst News Article of the Year Award” -- especially with two-time . . .

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November 25, 2018

Saturday morning Intelligencer front-page headline: “W.Va. Leaders Support Kavanaugh”

What would you expect from Republicans who think Tim Armstead and Evan Jenkins are qualified to be WV Supreme Court justices?

I had two reactions to Ogden political reporter Steven Allen Adams’s front page article:

  1. Over half of the article comes from quotes from WV Republican legislative leaders Mitch Carmichael and Roger Hanshaw who both support the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Who cares what the state’s Republican leaders think? Do they get a vote? . . .

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September 08, 2018

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