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The Intelligencer "selectively uses" EPA scientists (whose credibility they usually question) to attack the EPA

What the Intelligencer won't do to assail Obama, the EPA and climate change

Here's what happened:

  1. The EPA's report on fracking came out in early June and a number of news sources, including the local ones, carried a headline that fracking was not a threat to our drinking water. Despite the headline, most of these reports, including the original AP report, featured critics who pointed out that . . .

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January 12, 2016

Morrisey watch 13

Here's the AP report from the morning Intelligencer:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's attorney general has accused one of the nation's largest drug wholesalers of flooding the state with tens of millions of doses of prescription pills in violation of state law.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Friday . . .

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January 09, 2016

A semi-optimistic look at our changing attitudes toward climate change

Republicans, Democrats, and West Virginians

American opinion on climate change is shifting

I think that the United States is slowly changing attitudes on climate change. It isn't happening rapidly but I believe there are some subtle changes occurring.

Polls, though still showing partisan differences, demonstrate increasing support for action for climate change in . . .

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January 07, 2016

"West Virginia allows painkiller addicts to sue prescribing doctors"

In case you missed it - from Wednesday's "CBS Evening News"

From the CBS Evening News:

About two million Americans are hooked on prescription painkillers. In 2012, 259 million prescriptions were written -- that's one bottle for every American adult. CBS News went to West Virginia, a state that is attempting a drastic solution: allowing addicts to sue the doctors who got them hooked.

. . .

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January 06, 2016

The Wheeling Alternative

An end-of-the-year report

Visitors

Google Analytics keeps me informed about my audience. For the last couple of months I would appear to attract a couple of hundred different visitors who visit The Wheeling Alternative at least once in a given 30-day period. (I do get occasional spikes in readership.) I'm not unhappy with that number and while I wish it . . .

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January 03, 2016

Cheers and lies for the Republican team

Another Intelligencer editorial

This morning's Intelligencer editorial tells us that "GOP Senate Makes Progress." The editorial, however, is actually about praising an Intelligencer favorite, Shelley Moore Capito.

The editorial begins by comparing the Republicans' task to Sisyphus. (Yes, Sisyphus.)

. . . . it seems getting anything . . .

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December 29, 2015

Reading the Sunday News-Register

After a week of filling their "newspapers" with few local stories but lots of AP stories, our locals returned to form on Sunday once again emphasizing local stories even if the stories were not exactly front page news or, in one case, not even a new story.

The Sunday front page, in particular, seemed to be filled with . . .

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December 28, 2015

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