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Secretary of State Mac Warner deserves his own team

The West Virginia Record Aug. 16, 2017, 1:41pm

Personnel is policy. If members of a public office holder's staff are not like-minded and supportive of his policies, they're not going to implement those policies. They may not resort to open rebellion, for fear of losing their positions, but they will not make energetic efforts to put policies they oppose in place.

A life lesson missed!

The West Virginia Record Aug. 8, 2017, 9:04am

There are lots of lessons to learn in life, and the sooner you learn them, the better. Ideally, your parents and other adults gave you some pointers while you were young, and that saved you some of the trouble of having to figure things out for yourself.

West Virginians get the last laugh

The West Virginia Record Aug. 2, 2017, 2:22pm

President Obama and his bureaucrats laughed at the citizens of West Virginia and our representatives for eight years as they waged their wicked war on coal (on behalf of other energy interests, foreign and domestic), but who's laughing now? We are, and so is U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins.

Blaming Republicans for 80 years of Democratic folly

The West Virginia Record Jul. 24, 2017, 2:21pm

Republicans in the majority in our state legislature are solely responsible for all of West Virginia's economic problems. So says Democratic Gov. Jim Justice.

It's time for Richard Cordray to go

The West Virginia Record Jul. 18, 2017, 4:48pm

Last year, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and other state AGs expressed concern that a rule on arbitration agreements proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “exceeds the CFPB's statutory authority and fails to advance consumer protection or the broader public interest [and] should be withdrawn.”

Caleb McDonald’s quest for football injury payday

The West Virginia Record Jul. 11, 2017, 12:54pm

High school sports can be dangerous – especially high school football, which accounts for nearly half of severe sport injuries for teenagers. Knees, shoulders, and hands are the body parts adolescents most often injure on the gridiron, with fractures and ligament sprains being the most common types of injury. Head injuries are less often but can be more severe.

Thanks to POTUS, maybe WOTUS won't go to SCOTUS

The West Virginia Record Jun. 27, 2017, 12:33pm

A good headline may give readers a concise summary of the content to come or it may pique curiosity just enough to entice a further read, but a really good headline does both. How about that one above? It's a real humdinger, isn’t it? Probably you have no idea what the headline says.

The Clean Power Plan is a 'government knows best' power play

The West Virginia Record Jun. 20, 2017, 3:21pm

Last year, West Virginia State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and peers from other states successfully challenged the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan (CPP) in court and delayed its implementation.

Drug companies don’t cause drug abuse

The West Virginia Record Jun. 13, 2017, 3:16pm

West Virginia has the highest drug-overdose death rate in America – and one of the highest opioid prescription rates, as well. Now, West Virginia also is trying to take the lead in lawsuits filed by local politicians against opioid drug makers.

Trump to globalists: Non means non!

The West Virginia Record Jun. 6, 2017, 12:06pm

It might be too early yet to join Larry and Balki of TV's Perfect Strangers in their exuberant Dance of Joy, but the time of jubilation and celebration is fast approaching. There's been a ceasefire in the war on coal.

WSAZ investigates: Who's calling them on the phone?

The West Virginia Record May 30, 2017, 3:20pm

There's mystery ga​​​​​lore at WSAZ-TV in Huntington. As many as eight persons have been calling Channel 3 for more than two years, making harassing and obscene comments about one of the NBC affiliate's news anchors, but management at WSAZ claim not to know who the callers are and refuse to identify the targeted anchor, despite inadvertently divulging her sex.

Here's a candidate for a new federal coal mine safety director

The West Virginia Record May 23, 2017, 11:45am

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship thinks he has a thing or two in common with Donald Trump and said so in a letter written to the president just days after his release from federal prison after serving a one-year sentence on a misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to willfully violate mine safety standards prior to the 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine.

Fat cat lawyers say they deserve big fees

The West Virginia Record May 16, 2017, 3:30pm

Plaintiff attorneys demanding a $45 million fee for their work on the 2014 water crisis lawsuit insist that they richly deserve this colossal compensation for their services.

Bradley Dugan wants to be the new Frito Bandito

The West Virginia Record May 9, 2017, 9:28am

The Frito Bandito was the mustachioed, sombrero and bandoleer wearing cartoon spokesman of the 1960s who loved Fritos Corn Chips so much that he was willing to steal to get them.

AG coalition backs Trump's 1-in, 2-out rule

The West Virginia Record May 2, 2017, 11:42am

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey was among those present in the Oval Office showing their support and appreciation when President Trump signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review the grossly overbroad “navigable waters” rule, prepare to rescind it, and suspend litigation regarding it.

More bad news at the Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Record Apr. 24, 2017, 8:37am

Though maintaining separate reporting staffs and the semblance of distinct perspectives, the Gazette and the Daily Mail merged their press and business operations in 1958.

The sun is shining, and it's a dark day for asbestos plaintiff lawyers

The West Virginia Record Apr. 18, 2017, 12:08pm

Asbestos attorneys are feeling the earth move under their feet, they're feeling the sky tumbling down, a-tumbling down, and they can't get that Carole King tune out of their heads.

Rockin' Robin: straw donations further mar judge's reputation

The West Virginia Record Apr. 11, 2017, 2:12pm

New allegations about illegal contributions to Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis' 2012 reelection campaign are reviving the conflict scandal she survived three years ago, and raising uncomfortable questions again.

Manchin joins the chorus in support of Gorsuch

The West Virginia Record Apr. 4, 2017, 11:25am

"We're getting Gorsuch as a justice "He's got a brilliant legal mind "Oh, Mama mia!

If you can’t afford to lose, don’t play the game

The West Virginia Record Mar. 28, 2017, 8:59am

If you’ve ever played poker without money, or for really low stakes, you know that it just doesn’t work.