DNR game check goes online

CHARLESTON – One of the most anticipated time of the year for West Virginians is big game hunting season. So many of our family members, friends and neighbors enjoy picking up a bow, rifle, musket or, beginning this year, a crossbow, and heading out into the woods and fields in search of white-tailed deer, black bear or wild turkey. Read More »

Jim Justice dogged by property tax issue

MORGANTOWN – Opponents of West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice made sure the press saw the story in the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader newspaper. “Coal companies controlled by a billionaire running for Governor of West Virginia owe $3.5 million in delinquent property taxes in Eastern Kentucky, shortchanging schools and other public agencies at a time many are struggling.” Read More »

Anatomy of a lawsuit, and why it can take a while

WHEELING – For any of us unfortunate enough to have to file a civil lawsuit, we know all too well the truth of the familiar refrain “the wheels of justice turn slowly.” Indeed, it can be quite frustrating, and borderline maddening at times, to be embroiled in litigation over a just cause, only to see months and months pass with what seems like no real movement towards resolution. Read More »

Cole's 'Chamber Agenda' lowers wages for West Virginians

WHEELING – With summer behind us, the “distraction” stories – such as Kim Davis in Kentucky, lost emails on servers, and Donald Trump on every screen – finally can take a backseat to the issues that really make a difference in people’s lives. The issue that should stand out the most is raising the wages working families earn. Two more issues well worth talking would be the condition of our roads and the compensation of our teachers. Read More »

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 »