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West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw wraps most of his self-serving crusades within the guise of his benevolent guardianship. Read More
CHARLESTON — “Your luck has changed! You just won the lottery! A cashier’s check is enclosed to cover the taxes and fees. All you have to do to get your winnings is deposit the check and wire the money to the sender to pay the taxes and fees. You are guaranteed your prize when they receive their payment.”
CHARLESTON — How dare they? Fortune Magazine’s 25th annual edition of “America’s Most Admired Companies” (March 19) includes a special ad section titled “Missouri, Open for Business.”
They spend their days elevated, literally, don priest-like flowing robes and command automatic deference while on the job. Read More
CHARLESTON — During last year’s legislative session, the members of the Legislature and I came together to pass a mine safety bill that would lead the way for the first national mine safety legislation to come out of Congress in more than 25 years.
CHARLESTON — The news of late has been dominated by Iraq and the 2008 presidential contenders. Still flying “under the radar” is House Resolution 800, which Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently described as “the most important labor law reform legislation of this generation.” Read More
Dear Editor: This letter is in regards to your story about the St. Anthony teacher who was fired while trying to learn if a student was a victim of sexual abuse. This lady needs a medal for stepping to the … Read More
She wanted to prevent the federal government from “coming back and seizing money.” Read More
CHARLESTON — OK, let me heap some praise first for the House leadership before I head down the road of criticism.
The bevy of choices confronting any given state legislature at any given moment in time can be boiled down to a single, crystallizing question: Are our elected leaders living for today, or are they thinking about tomorrow? Read More
CHARLESTON — Stop the madness? The only madness is that Steve Cohen is still masquerading as the voice of the average West Virginia citizen while ranting in column after column about our judicial system being a “hellhole.”
CHARLESTON — It’s that time of year again. There’s the crack of the bat, the smack of the baseball in leather at Major League spring training camps, where branches of palm tress ever so gently sway, a filter for the comforting rays of sun. It is as sure a sign of spring as adjournment of the West Virginia Legislature.
CHARLESTON — In our professional careers as lawyers and judges, most of the children with whom we come in contact, unfortunately, have been victims of abuse or neglect. Their plight tugs at our hearts and inspires us to do what we can to make their journey through the court system faster and better.