Manchin/Trump on background checks, the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jerry West, and Trump’s West Virginia approval rating
WV Senator Manchin meets with Trump on background checks
From today’s New York Times:
President Trump assured Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, on Thursday that he was still considering legislation that could include background checks for gun buyers. But White House aides said they had polling data . . .
Look closely, there were some fans in attendance
Two weeks ago, I blogged about how Bob Nutting, the owner of our local “newspapers” and the Pittsburgh Pirates, ran both organizations in a similar fashion -- as cheaply as possible with no interest in quality. Here’s a look at PNC Park (home of the Pirates) a few minutes before the . . .
Congressman McKinley: the two biggest retailers in the state of West Virginia are responding to the gun crisis, when will you?
First Walmart, now Kroger reacts to gun violence
The headline from the Washington Post earlier today:
Following Walmart’s lead, Kroger asks customers not to openly carry firearms in stores
Kroger followed Walmart in asking customers not to display their firearms in stores located in “open carry” states, becoming the latest big chain to . . .
More examples of how Bob Nutting makes money in the newspaper business: a front-page non-story about an Ogden-favored candidate and two irrelevant editorials from Ogden’s Steubenville paper
(I most recently wrote about Nutting's "newspapers on the cheap" business model here.)
Breaking: Joanna Tabit continues to run for office
The front page of this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer tells us that “Tabit to Try Again For Supreme Court.” In May of this year, Chief Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit . . .
A recent Intelligencer editorial tells us: “Gas Executive Right on Values”
Saturday’s Intelligencer editorial explains how new ownership at the large fracking company, EQT, cares about West Virginia. “Gas Executive Right on Values” tells us:
West Virginians are big on the concept of being good neighbors. So, when the head of the second-largest natural gas producer in our state talks about “old-school . . .
Today’s paper says nothing about the EPA’s new methane rules, and it attacks Bernie Sanders’ motive instead of dealing with his climate change plan
Methane? What methane?
This morning, major papers across the United States gave front-page coverage to yesterday’s important story on the environmental impact of the EPA’s decision to weaken its methane rules.
From the New York Times:
EPA to Weaken Control on Gas Tied to Warming
The Washington . . .
Today’s Wheeling newspapers: “We don’t need no stinkin’ landfill 34 miles from Wheeling to editorially attack when we’ve got national Democrats!”
After a 2-year absence, our local Ogden papers appear to have returned to their old editorial habits
Since 2017, the local papers have claimed on various occasions that they are “community newspapers.” On Saturday, the Intelligencer once again reminded us:
But local matters - things affecting the everyday lives of our readers - were and are priorities at The Intelligencer.
That description partly . . .