Chris Dickerson Apr. 29, 2016, 2:29pm
CHARLESTON – A national Republican group has released its third television ad this week critical of two state Supreme Court candidates. The Republican State Leadership Committee’s latest ad, entitled “Old Boy Network” began airing April 29. It criticizes Darrell McGraw for using the Attorney General’s office as “a private piggy bank for himself” when he was in office, and it says Bill Wooton pushed for a 35 percent pay increase for family court judges when he was a state legislator.
Chris Dickerson Apr. 29, 2016, 1:08pm
CHARLESTON – Darrell McGraw doesn’t like retirement. At 79, the longtime state Attorney General and former state Supreme Court justice is seeking another 12-year term on the court. “We should always embrace our age,” McGraw said in an interview with The West Virginia Record. “And really, if we’re vigorous and capable, we should continue to serve our community.
Chris Dickerson Apr. 28, 2016, 12:38pm
CHARLESTON – Beth Walker’s state Supreme Court campaign has responded to an attack ad from personal injury lawyers it says includes “false claims based on misleading evidence.” A political action committee called Just Courts For WV began running television ads earlier this week against Walker, according to documents with the Secretary of State’s office.
Chris Dickerson Apr. 26, 2016, 2:03pm
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is sending $10 million to back to the state’s General Fund and Governor’s Office tagged to help drug abuse treatment and to reduce the backlog of drug tests at the West Virginia State Police crime lab.
Chris Dickerson Apr. 15, 2016, 11:56am
WASHINGTON – The lead attorney for Don Blankenship is confident his team will win its upcoming appeal to the 4th Circuit. Bill Taylor, a founding partner of the Washington firm of Zuckerman Spaeder, says he thinks “there are so many things wrong with the government’s case from a legal point of view.” Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, was sentenced earlier this month to one year in prison and a $250,000 fine for a misdemeanor charge of conspiring to violate mine safety standards at th
Chris Dickerson Apr. 14, 2016, 11:27am
CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey this week joined a coalition of 33 states asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to permit methadone clinics to submit dispensing data to the state prescription drug monitoring programs.