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.
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.
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.