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CHARLESTON — Quick. Name any of the candidates for the West Virginia Supreme Court this year. For that matter, name just one of the five members of the state Supreme Court. Couldn’t do it? You’re not alone. Read More
CHARLESTON — Methamphetamine is a growing problem in West Virginia and is wrecking lives and adding to health care costs.
It was right there in black and white. In contracts signed prior to admission, nursing home residents or their guardians agreed that any disputes arising from claims of negligence against nursing home staff would be subject to arbitration.
CHARLESTON — As the conclusion of the 2012 legislative session draws closer, West Virginians are getting a clearer picture of what’s likely to take place. And while this year’s session started with a decidedly “pro-jobs” theme — aimed at taking advantage of the state’s strong natural gas prospects — the legislature’s “pro-jobs” momentum seems to have tailed off as of late. Read More
Patrick Morrisey, the Harpers Ferry Republican running to replace Darrell McGraw as state Attorney General, has rightly noted that “West Virginia ranks at the bottom of most major economic indicators in the country.” Read More
FAIRFAX, Va. — As the debate continues about health care reform one of the topics that is discussed is “tort reform.” Republicans argue for it and even the President, in a recent address, suggested that aspects of tort reform were “on the table” in order to fight the “high cost of medicine.” Proponents of tort reform argue for a limited right to sue a wrongdoer, either by imposing additional procedural roadblocks (expert certification before suit, for example) or by creating artificial limits to monetary recovery. Read More
Fran Hughes is not from Flushing, New York, but she is kind of flashy, and she has served as a nanny –- for her boss, West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw.
CHARLESTON — While a lot has been made about the amount of third party spending in West Virginia judicial elections, not much coverage has been devoted to the amount of money actually spent by judicial candidates in recent elections for West Virginia’s high court.
Dear Editor: Ethics problems and election fraud are, sadly, a way of life in West Virginia because of the failure of Democrat leaders to join with Republicans to pass the nation’s toughest ethics and election fraud laws. The “culture of … Read More
Like the paranoid and delusional Commander Queeg of “The Caine Mutiny,” Attorney General Darrell McGraw envisions himself as a ship’s captain of the State of West Virginia.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia stands out as a family-friendly, adventure-driven, yet relaxing place to be, in any season. Our restaurants, hotels and motels, bed and breakfasts, and all the aspects that make West Virginia unique continually strengthen the tourism, hospitality and travel industries.