Author: Patrick Downey & Keith Harmonay

Fact-check: Was the Catalytic Converter Invented in West Virginia? Not Exactly

Did West Virginia give the world the catalytic converter, an essential part of every gasoline-powered automobile today? That’s what Brian Joseph, the CEO of Touchstone Research Laboratory of Triadelphia, W.Va., said in a business article in WV News on Feb. 10. The article focused on Touchstone’s technology business, which includes thermal protection […]

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Fact-check: Was Joe Manchin Right About the Scale of Shutdown’s Impact in WV?

As the partial government shutdown was underway in January, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., tweeted about his distaste for the closure. In the tweet sent on Jan. 2, 2019, Manchin wrote, “I have always said we should never shutdown the government and governing this way is embarrassing for both Democrats and Republicans. This […]

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