Cheney appearance in West Virginia offends union leader

CHARLESTON – This week, former Vice President Dick Cheney is the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, an organization that recently made a point of stating that its members employ more than half of “our state’s workers.” As president of the West Virginia AFL-CIO, on behalf of the thousands of West Virginia working families I represent, I take offense. Read More »

Logan Co. woman wants state to take care of abandoned mine runoff

LOGAN – A Logan County woman wants the state to do something about the effects of abandoned mines on her property. Sue Ann Richardson filed a complaint against the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation and Acting Director Harold Ward. The suit was filed last month in Logan Circuit Court. Richardson, who lives in Chapmanville, says an artesian spring of acid mine drainage with visible levels of aluminum flows out of the ground on h Read More »

Judge tells AG, Gazette-Mail to meet about antitrust petition

WINFIELD – A Putnam County judge has told the state Attorney General’s office and the state’s largest newspaper to talk things over before coming back to his courtroom for the next hearing about a possible antitrust violation. Putnam Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers on Tuesday told attorneys from AG Patrick Morrisey’s office and lawyers representing the Charleston Gazette-Mail to meet soon to discuss Morrisey’s petition seeking an investigative subpoena looking into possible state Antitrust Act vi Read More »

Walker campaign announces endorsements from state lawmakers

CHARLESTON – Beth Walker's Supreme Court campaign on Tuesday announced endorsements from state lawmakers. In the announcement, Walker's campaign said the legislators cited "her extensive experience as a lawyer and her independent, conservative judicial philosophy." “I support Beth Walker because she will be an independent voice on our Supreme Court of Appeals," Kanawha County state Senator Ed Gaunch said. Read More »

AG's office warns of solicitations from out-of-state pharmacies

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has issued an alert for consumers to be wary of out-of-state pharmacies sending unsolicited order forms, medical supplies or medications to insurance customers without their consent. Morrisey's Consumer Protection Division has received several reports of local consumers receiving what appear to be order forms for medical supplies and prescriptions from out-of-state pharmacies. Read More »