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An inadequate solution

The West Virginia Record Nov. 1, 2008, 11:44am

Gov. Joe Manchin says he's had it with partisan judicial elections.

Coal official calls Obama comments 'unbelievable'

Chris Dickerson Nov. 2, 2008, 10:37am

Obama CHARLESTON – At least one state coal industry leader said he was shocked by comments Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama made earlier this year concerning his plan to aggressively charge polluters for carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.

Raleigh woman says bank firing was discriminatory

Cara Bailey Nov. 3, 2008, 4:59am

CHARLESTON - A Raleigh County woman has filed a suit against a bank, claiming she was fired because of her race and sex.

S.C. man says prescription drugs, doctor to blame for woman's death

Cara Bailey Nov. 3, 2008, 5:00am

CHARLESTON - A South Carolina man has filed a medical malpractice suit against a Kanawha County physician on behalf of one of his family members who died after taking prescription drugs prescribed to her by the doctor.

THEIR VIEW: West Virginia too heavenly for trial lawyers

The West Virginia Record Nov. 3, 2008, 7:27am

John Denver opined that West Virginia is "almost heaven," and while the songwriter focused on the state's natural beauty, the state has long been heaven for personal injury lawyers as well. For the last three years, corporate executives have ranked West Virginia's legal fairness last among the fifty states in a national survey conducted by the Harris Group for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

McCain campaign goes after Obama's coal comments

Chris Dickerson Nov. 3, 2008, 7:50am

McCain CHARLESTON -- John McCain's presidential campaign quickly seized upon Barack Obama's comments about the coal industry on Sunday.

Manchin stands behind Obama after coal comments, others rip senator

Chris Dickerson Nov. 3, 2008, 7:55am

Manchin CHARLESTON – Gov. Joe Manchin stands behind Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama after comments the senator made earlier this year concerning his plan to aggressively charge polluters for carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.

Manhattan Institute takes on W.Va. courts in latest report

John O'Brien Nov. 3, 2008, 9:00am

McGraw NEW YORK - Businesses are skittish about investing their resources in West Virginia because of the state's troubled legal system, a report released Monday by The Manhattan Institute says.

AG McGraw gets family help in re-election bid

John O'Brien Nov. 3, 2008, 11:21am

Darrell McGraw CHARLESTON - The son of a former West Virginia Supreme Court justice recently spent almost $12,000 to help his uncle, state Attorney General Darrell McGraw, in his bid for re-election.

Greear seeks investigation into McGraw campaign practices

Chris Dickerson Nov. 3, 2008, 11:35pm

CHARLESTON -- Republican attorney general candidate Dan Greear is calling for a full investigation into campaign activity within incumbent AG Darrell McGraw's office.

Heavy voting going smoothly so far, official says

Chris Dickerson Nov. 4, 2008, 7:16am

Ireland CHARLESTON -- Glitches are few and far between on Election Day, and voter turnout in West Virginia seems to be high.

Manchin, McCain on way to easy wins in W.Va.

John O'Brien Nov. 4, 2008, 1:39pm

Manchin CHARLESTON - As expected, Gov. Joe Manchin has apparently won re-election, defeating Republican challenger Russ Weeks, and Republican presidential candidate John McCain has received West Virginia's five electoral votes.

Stowers ousts Eagloski in close race for spot on Putnam court

Cara Bailey Nov. 4, 2008, 6:11pm

Eagloski WINFIELD - In a race that was close until the last vote was counted, attorney Phillip M. Stowers defeated incumbent Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Ed Eagloski early Wednesday.

Little change in circuit courts

Cara Bailey Nov. 4, 2008, 6:20pm

Zakaib CHARLESTON - In most of the circuit court races across the state, incumbents seem to lead the way back to the bench Tuesday.

McGraw earns fifth term as AG

John O'Brien Nov. 4, 2008, 7:00pm

McGraw CHARLESTON - Another close race, another win for state Attorney General Darrell McGraw.

Ketchum has no need to play catch-up, leads S.C. race throughout

John O'Brien Nov. 4, 2008, 7:31pm

Ketchum CHARLESTON - Menis Ketchum's strong showing Tuesday night in the race for two open spots on the West Virginia Supreme Court even surprised him.

Woman says she was fired after office pill incident

Cara Bailey Nov. 5, 2008, 1:52pm

MORGANTOWN - A Monongalia County woman has filed a suit against her former employer, claiming she was fired for being a "whistle blower" after she was offered pills in the office.

Berkeley man says dog attacked him at his home

Cara Bailey Nov. 5, 2008, 1:53pm

MARTINSBURG - A Berkeley man has filed a suit after a golden retriever attacked him at his home.

Va. woman sues after accident at racetrack

Kelly Holleran Nov. 5, 2008, 1:55pm

MARTINSBURG - A Virginia woman has filed a federal suit against Charles Town Races and Slots, alleging she was hospitalized after she fell out of a chair while playing the slot machines.

Man files $19 million racial discrimination suit against Wal-Mart, Pepsi

Kelly Holleran Nov. 5, 2008, 1:56pm

MARTINSBURG - A Berkley County man has filed a federal suit against Wal-Mart and eight of its employees along with Pepsi and one of its employees for more than $19 million, alleging racial discrimination and a conspiracy of the companies' employees to fire him.