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Reading the Sunday "newspaper"

A surprising story on the front page: "Research Links Living Near Fracking to Illness"

In the year and a half that I have been doing this blog, I have never seen a story on the front page that connects fracking with health problems. I've noted on my blogs during that period the numerous studies that dealt with the . . .

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July 20, 2015

Coal moments from around the Web

Protest songs are dangerous (and threatening to coal companies)

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Peabody Energy Corp. wants a judge to strike lyrics of a strip-mining protest song from a federal lawsuit filed by environmental activists who claim they were jailed for demonstrating at a company shareholders meeting. . . . . .

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July 17, 2015

The Intelligencer and teacher unions

For as far back as I can remember, the Wheeling "newspapers" have not supported efforts to raise the salaries of West Virginia's public teachers. Sure, they're willing to praise them for the work they do but that's usually the extent of it. ("Teaching is a noble and important profession, blah, blah blah - but . . .

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July 16, 2015

Once again the Intelligencer moves their anti-Obama bias to the front page

It also drops part of the original article which suggests Republicans might work with the president

Here's the first paragraph from today's AP story on President Obama's speech to the NAACP:

Calling it an issue America can't afford to ignore, President Barack Obama laid out an expansive vision Tuesday for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks. He announced a . . .

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July 15, 2015

The Saturday Intelligencer editorial page

West Virginia Corruption

Mike Myer uses a 9-year-old book as a starting point to talk about West Virginia corruption. The book, "Don't Buy Another Vote, I Won't Pay for a Landslide," is by Allen H. Loughry II, who is currently a state supreme court justice. For over 600 pages, Loughry's book documents the . . .

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July 11, 2015

The EIA mountaintop removal report

The Energy Information Agency is out with a new report on mountaintop removal and the Intelligencer, like a number of other newspapers in coal country, has a front page story on it.

Casey Junkins cites the study that this type of mining has declined 62% since 2008. Junkins, following what is apparently an Intelligencer requirement . . .

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July 10, 2015

Yet another "fair and balanced" headline from the Intelligencer

The Associated Press reported today that Medicare will be paying doctors to discuss end-of-life care with their patients. Here are the top three headlines for the AP article when I googled it at 11:30 this morning:

Medicare to Cover End-of-Life Counseling - ABC News and Yahoo News
Medicare to Pay for Voluntary End-of-Life . . .

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July 09, 2015

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