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Medicaid Fraud Control Unit belongs in AG's office

The West Virginia Record Mar. 21, 2017, 4:37pm

In 43 out of 50 states, the investigation and prosecution of Medicaid fraud is handled by the state attorney general.

Why is Judge Jennifer Bailey promoting union membership?

The West Virginia Record Mar. 14, 2017, 9:29am

“If … employees can obtain the services of a union to negotiate and administer a contract without having to pay either union dues or the agency fees, they would – naturally and predictably – be seriously discouraged from joining a union.” Above is an excerpt from Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey's explanation for her decision last August to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of our state's new right-to-work law.

There's good news and bad news, and it's the same news

The West Virginia Record Mar. 7, 2017, 2:19pm

There must be parallel universes. That's the only logical explanation. We live in one universe, and some members of the mainstream media live in the other. How else to explain the discrepancy between what’s been reported and what we see with our own eyes?

Senate bill would require evidence of injury

The West Virginia Record Feb. 27, 2017, 8:11pm

“Perhaps you'd better sit down. I'm afraid I have some bad news.”

EPA's war on coal appears over as new boss takes charge

The West Virginia Record Feb. 21, 2017, 3:08pm

Ever have one of those days when you feel like you might be hallucinating?

Joe Pizarchik knows what West Virginia wants

The West Virginia Record Feb. 14, 2017, 1:05pm

“My biggest disappointment is a majority in Congress ignored the will of the people,” explained Joe Pizarchik, recently ousted director of the Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, to a sympathetic ear at Politico. “They ignored the interests of the people in coal country.” Pizarchik, of course, personally speaks for all of West Virginia.

Town without pity, but not without guilt

The West Virginia Record Feb. 7, 2017, 10:45am

An analytical newspaper reader can sometimes pick up things in an article that the reporter and editor may not have noticed, and that reader may even believe that the article in question communicates the opposite of what it seemed to.

West Virginia Republicans could go all the way in 2017

The West Virginia Record Jan. 31, 2017, 1:19pm

The Super Bowl this Sunday promises to be one of the most action-packed contests ever, with the New England Patriots vying for their fifth championship in nine appearances and the Atlanta Falcons hoping to win their very first after a sole unsuccessful bid nearly 20 years ago.

There's drug addiction, and then there's power addiction

The West Virginia Record Jan. 24, 2017, 11:23am

West Virginians had the highest drug-overdose death rate in the United States in 2014.

'Don't cut anything! Just keep raising taxes!'

The West Virginia Record Jan. 18, 2017, 9:31am

No one in his right mind would turn to Hollywood for economic advice – or almost any other kind of advice, outside of acting and filmmaking tips – but there's a three-letter word that directors shout at the end of every scene that guides the thinking of managers at private companies: cut.

Obama pokes West Virginia in the eye one last time

The West Virginia Record Jan. 3, 2017, 12:19pm

How many West Virginians feel sorry for Barack Obama?

With Obama's exit near, Capito accentuates the positive

The West Virginia Record Dec. 14, 2016, 7:28am

Shelley Moore Capito has spent much of her first two years as the junior U.S.

If you've been negligibly injured or slightly inconvenienced, call now!

The West Virginia Record Dec. 6, 2016, 7:55am

“Who's your lawyer?” “Who is?” “Who is what?” “Who's a Hoosier lawyer?” “I didn't say anyone was a Hoosier lawyer.” “Sure, you did.

We're not indestructible, yet

The West Virginia Record Nov. 21, 2016, 9:38am

Powered exoskeletons to make us stronger, brain implants to make us smarter –what will they think of next?

A chance to make West Virginia great again

The West Virginia Record Nov. 16, 2016, 7:26am

“Well, well, well.” That's what the chap said when he saw three holes in the ground.

Some politicians lie, because they have to

The West Virginia Record Nov. 8, 2016, 9:02am

It's called the narrative. Honest people would call it a lie, but idea-less politicians and demagoguing media call it “the narrative.” It's the story a thoughtless politician tells to make themselves look good and their opponents look bad. It has little or no basis in fact and is often the polar opposite of the actual truth.

Could anyone wish that Darrell McGraw were still state attorney general?

The West Virginia Record Nov. 2, 2016, 7:13am

Everyone prefers good times to bad times, but there is one downside to the upside: If the good times last long enough, you can forget how bad the bad times were, you can start to take the good times for granted, you can get bored with the good times, and you can even start to remember the bad times fondly and long for their return.

Millionaire Reynolds says he isn’t

The West Virginia Record Oct. 25, 2016, 3:22pm

What is it with Democrats and their inability to call things by their right names? Theft isn't theft. It's income redistribution. Riots aren't riots. They're protests. Even when it's a good thing, Democrats feel obliged to call it something else or deny that it is what it is. Like being a millionaire.

Are you tired of being CONned?

The West Virginia Record Oct. 18, 2016, 1:39pm

The multi-year effort of two Illinois hospital operators to block a rival group from obtaining a permit to build a new facility in their service area finally failed this year when a state appellate panel unanimously ruled against them.

If Blankenship can be railroaded, so can you

The West Virginia Record Oct. 12, 2016, 9:34am

In two weeks, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond will hear arguments on former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's appeal of his misdemeanor conviction for conspiracy to willfully violate mine safety standards.