Yesterday's Ogden paper told us “what a great thing it is for West Virginia that Republicans won big”
Here are some different points of view
From Phil Kabler, the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s political reporter, on the ramifications of that “big” Republican win:
In his one election debate, Gov. Jim Justice said he would sign the Fairness Act, extending state anti-discrimination protections to the LBGTQ community, if it reached his desk.
No chance that happens now, . . .
West Virginia continues to downplay the coronavirus risk as the numbers continue to climb (with 10/15 update)
But at least we have high school football!
Here are the most recent statistics on the spread of coronavirus in West Virginia:
The state's handling of the virus was discussed in last night's debate between Governor Jim Justice and his Democratic challenger, Ben Salango. Ogden's political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, described some of it:
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If you really do believe that charter schools will improve educational outcomes in WV, why are the important discussions held behind closed doors?
Who was invited to last week’s WV Department of Education meeting on charter schools?
In a front-page article in today’s Wheeling Intelligencer, reporter Joselyn King tells us about a state meeting held last Wednesday in Parkersburg:
“WVDOE Starts Charter School Policy Discussions
King explains:. . .
Shorter version of today’s Wheeling News-Register editorial: “We’re shocked, shocked that anyone could possibly think that the WV Republican Party encourages racism”
Who is criticized the most? A look at the possible answers
A. It's not House Speaker Roger Hanshaw. The speaker is quoted in the article about allowing:
national level politics to become a cancer on our state, to become a cancer on our Legislature, to invade our chamber in a way that, frankly, makes me . . .
Old opinions and Robin Capehart
Can’t get enough of that dated Koch propaganda
I’ve spent part of the last two Sundays checking the publication dates of Sunday News-Register opinion columns to see how badly out-of-date they were. (Most of the columns were at least a week old – I wrote about them here and here.) No sense documenting the obvious, I thought, and so I . . .
Wheeling's ethics-challenged "newspapers" have no problem with an ethics-challenged Republican appointment
Today's Wheeling "newspapers" bring us the news that former West Liberty University president Robin Capehart has a new job as the lead counsel to the West Virginia Senate Committee on Finance. Capehart, who has been a long-time Ogden favorite (including a rare front page editorial supporting his West Liberty candidacy), held . . .