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Republican group debuts another anti-McGraw and Wooton ad

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.

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McGraw says he wants to continue to serve West Virginia

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.

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WV CALA lists its 'Dirty Dozen' legislative candidates

Chris Dickerson Apr. 29, 2016, 12:07pm

CHARLESTON – A statewide legal reform group has released its list of legislative candidates who have accepted the most money from personal injury lawyers.

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AG's office to host national Prescription Take-Back Day on Saturday

Chris Dickerson Apr. 28, 2016, 1:26pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office, in coordination with Capitol Police, will participate in the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m.

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Outside spending in state Supreme Court race tops $1.1 million

Chris Dickerson Apr. 28, 2016, 1:06pm

CHARLESTON – It’s less than two weeks before West Virginia voters decide who will serve a 12-year term on the state Supreme Court, and four outside groups have spent more than $1.1 million on advertising in the race.

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Walker campaign unveils ad to counter 'false' attack

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.

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Wooton campaign responds to negative television ad

Chris Dickerson Apr. 27, 2016, 12:33pm

BECKLEY – The state Supreme Court campaign for Bill Wooton has responded to a recent statewide television ad with one of its own.

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Morrisey sending $10 million to state for drug abuse treatment

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.

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Woman claims Hurricane dentist sexually harassed her, created hostile work environment

Chris Dickerson Apr. 26, 2016, 1:34pm

WINFIELD – A Putnam County woman says she was sexually harassed and subjected to a hostile work environment by a dentist for whom she worked.

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AG's office reaches $8M insurance settlement with Wells Fargo

Chris Dickerson Apr. 26, 2016, 10:37am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced an $8 million settlement with Wells Fargo to resolve a dispute that involved certain marketing practices of its predecessor, Accordia.

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Capito working to improve energy for West Virginians

Chris Dickerson Apr. 26, 2016, 8:40am

WASHINGTON – I recently took several steps to promote more affordable, reliable and efficient energy.

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TV ad critical of McGraw and Wooton; Benjamin condemns ad campaign

Chris Dickerson Apr. 25, 2016, 7:42pm

CHARLESTON – A new television ad critical of two state Supreme Court candidates has been condemned by a third candidate.

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Benjamin running his own race, letting his record speak for itself

Chris Dickerson Apr. 25, 2016, 11:08am

CHARLESTON – A dozen years after his first campaign for the state Supreme Court, Brent Benjamin says a lot of things are different this year on the campaign trail.

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Supreme Court issues opinions in Benjamin, Wooton campaign cases

Chris Dickerson Apr. 25, 2016, 10:38am

CHARLESTON – A month after hearing the cases and issuing orders, the state Supreme Court opinions in the public campaign finance cases were released.

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Benjamin gets endorsement from Fraternal Order of Police

Chris Dickerson Apr. 20, 2016, 3:49pm

MOUNDSVILLE – The West Virginia State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin for re-election to the Supreme Court.

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AG, federal partnership nets another heroin conviction

Chris Dickerson Apr. 20, 2016, 3:42pm

MARTINSBURG — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced today the conviction of a Maryland man for trafficking heroin in the Eastern Panhandle.

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Morrisey applauds EPA withdrawal of auto racing rule

Chris Dickerson Apr. 19, 2016, 2:34pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is praising the Environmental Protection Agency for withdrawing its anti-racing rule just two weeks after he joined a coalition of eight attorneys general who objected to the proposal.

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AG's office goes after third pharmacy in Rx transfer scheme

Chris Dickerson Apr. 19, 2016, 2:28pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has filed a lawsuit against a third pharmacy as part of a scheme to obtain consumer information and transfer prescriptions without the patients’ permission.

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Blankenship attorney confident of victory in 4th Circuit appeal

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

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Morrisey joins 33 states to push methadone clinic date change

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.

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