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11-state coalition, including W.Va., sues over bathroom edict

Chris Dickerson May 25, 2016, 1:51pm

CHARLESTON — Behind Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, West Virginia is one of 11 states that filed suit against the U.S.

Jury awards man $2.5M in punitive damages over mortgage credit report

Chris Dickerson May 25, 2016, 9:43am

BECKLEY – A Wood County man will receive more than $2.5 million after a federal jury said a mortgage service company didn’t investigate his repeated disputes of his credit report.

Morrisey's prescription drug plan gains support of state RN board

Chris Dickerson May 24, 2016, 2:48pm

CHARLESTON — A plan by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office aimed at eradicating prescription drug abuse has garnered support from the state’s Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses.

Texas, W.Va. AGs ask EPA to halt spending on Clean Power Plan

Chris Dickerson May 23, 2016, 3:17pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently sent a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency to stop spending federal tax dollars to comply with the halted Power Plan.

AG's office announces funding for prescription drug incinerators

Chris Dickerson May 20, 2016, 1:18pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office soon will be accepting applications for placement of four drug incinerators across the state.

Tomblin appoints Dent, Wills as new circuit judges

Chris Dickerson May 19, 2016, 4:01pm

CHARLESTON – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has announced the appointment of Jennifer Dent and Mark Wills as Circuit Court judges for the 11th and 9th districts, respectively.

Morrisey seeks funds from state to fight substance abuse

Chris Dickerson May 16, 2016, 7:39pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has reiterated his request that $10 million returned by his office to the state’s General Fund be used to fund drug abuse treatment and reduce the backlog of drug tests at the West Virginia State Police crime lab.

AG's office provides guidance on constitutional carry implementation

Chris Dickerson May 13, 2016, 10:17am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has provided the following guidance regarding this month’s implementation of constitutional carry, recent legislation that will allow most state residents to carry concealed handguns without a permit.

Morrisey signs amicus brief in federal transgender bathroom case

Chris Dickerson May 13, 2016, 9:20am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey this week joined seven other states in opposing the federal government’s push to unilaterally rewrite federal law by regulation in order to force local school districts to admit adolescents into bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex.

Blankenship thanks supporters in letter before reporting to prison

Chris Dickerson May 12, 2016, 4:34pm

CHARLESTON – Before he reported to federal prison in California, former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship penned a letter to thank those who had written on his behalf before his sentencing. Blankenship was sentenced last month to one year in prison and ordered to pay a $250,000 fine for conspiring to willfully violate mine safety standards at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Raleigh County. An explosion at the mine in 2010 killed 29 miners.

WVAJ calls out WV CALA for election money comments

Chris Dickerson May 12, 2016, 11:30am

CHARLESTON – The president of the West Virginia Association for Justice is calling out comments made by the executive director of a statewide legal reform group.

Longtime Nicholas County circuit judge loses in election

Chris Dickerson May 11, 2016, 2:13pm

CHARLESTON – Two incumbent circuit court judges lost their seats in the May 10 election, one who had been in office 24 years.

One group says high court seat was bought, another disagrees

Chris Dickerson May 11, 2016, 1:36pm

CHARLESTON – Shortly after the state’s first non-partisan judicial vote, a state coalition seeking clean elections working to said full disclosure of campaign funds needs to happen in West Virginia.

Walker wins seat on West Virginia Supreme Court

Chris Dickerson May 10, 2016, 9:22pm

CHARLESTON – Beth Walker campaigned on her conservative views, and it earned her a seat on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. With 97 percent of precincts reporting statewide, Walker had pulled in 39 percent of the vote in the non-partisan election May 10, handily defeating second-place Darrell McGraw. McGraw, the former state Attorney General and Supreme Court justice, garnered 23 percent of the vote.

Morrisey, Reynolds gear up for AG general election race

Chris Dickerson May 10, 2016, 8:45pm

CHARLESTON – With both candidate unopposed in the primary, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Democratic candidate Doug Reynolds now can take a step up to the election stage for this fall's race.

AG's office partners with Ohio, faith groups to tackle substance abuse

Chris Dickerson May 9, 2016, 4:20pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and a host of experts will gather soon to empower local communities and faith-based groups in their fight against substance abuse.

AG's office secures mutual concealed carry agreement with Indiana

Chris Dickerson May 9, 2016, 4:11pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently announced the state has reached a concealed carry handgun permit agreement with Indiana.

AFL-CIO, other unions plan to challenge 'Right to Work' law

Chris Dickerson May 9, 2016, 2:09pm

CHARLESTON – Several unions, including the West Virginia AFL-CIO, are planning a legal challenge to the recently passed “Right to Work” law.

Third-party spending in SupCo race tops $3.5 million

Chris Dickerson May 6, 2016, 1:15pm

CHARLESTON – Third-party spending in the state Supreme Court race now has topped $3.5 million.

Wooton state pension would jump 700 percent with Supreme Court victory

Chris Dickerson May 6, 2016, 10:40am

CHARLESTON – A victory in the May 10 state Supreme Court election could mean big bucks for two of the candidates.