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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.

Medicaid Fraud Control Unit belongs in AG's office

The West Virginia Record Mar. 21, 2017, 4:37pm

In 43 out of 50 states, the investigation and prosecution of Medicaid fraud is handled by the state attorney general.

Why is Judge Jennifer Bailey promoting union membership?

The West Virginia Record Mar. 14, 2017, 9:29am

“If … employees can obtain the services of a union to negotiate and administer a contract without having to pay either union dues or the agency fees, they would – naturally and predictably – be seriously discouraged from joining a union.” Above is an excerpt from Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey's explanation for her decision last August to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of our state's new right-to-work law.

There's good news and bad news, and it's the same news

The West Virginia Record Mar. 7, 2017, 2:19pm

There must be parallel universes. That's the only logical explanation. We live in one universe, and some members of the mainstream media live in the other. How else to explain the discrepancy between what’s been reported and what we see with our own eyes?

Senate bill would require evidence of injury

The West Virginia Record Feb. 27, 2017, 8:11pm

“Perhaps you'd better sit down. I'm afraid I have some bad news.”

EPA's war on coal appears over as new boss takes charge

The West Virginia Record Feb. 21, 2017, 3:08pm

Ever have one of those days when you feel like you might be hallucinating?

Joe Pizarchik knows what West Virginia wants

The West Virginia Record Feb. 14, 2017, 1:05pm

“My biggest disappointment is a majority in Congress ignored the will of the people,” explained Joe Pizarchik, recently ousted director of the Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, to a sympathetic ear at Politico. “They ignored the interests of the people in coal country.” Pizarchik, of course, personally speaks for all of West Virginia.

Town without pity, but not without guilt

The West Virginia Record Feb. 7, 2017, 10:45am

An analytical newspaper reader can sometimes pick up things in an article that the reporter and editor may not have noticed, and that reader may even believe that the article in question communicates the opposite of what it seemed to.

West Virginia Republicans could go all the way in 2017

The West Virginia Record Jan. 31, 2017, 1:19pm

The Super Bowl this Sunday promises to be one of the most action-packed contests ever, with the New England Patriots vying for their fifth championship in nine appearances and the Atlanta Falcons hoping to win their very first after a sole unsuccessful bid nearly 20 years ago.

There's drug addiction, and then there's power addiction

The West Virginia Record Jan. 24, 2017, 11:23am

West Virginians had the highest drug-overdose death rate in the United States in 2014.

'Don't cut anything! Just keep raising taxes!'

The West Virginia Record Jan. 18, 2017, 9:31am

No one in his right mind would turn to Hollywood for economic advice – or almost any other kind of advice, outside of acting and filmmaking tips – but there's a three-letter word that directors shout at the end of every scene that guides the thinking of managers at private companies: cut.

Bradley Dugan fails to scale Mt. Frito-Lay

Chris Dickerson Jan. 11, 2017, 7:43am

What kind of an airhead comes across a box of yet-to-be-unpacked snack items blocking the aisle in a grocery store and – instead of taking a detour or waiting for an employee to remove the obstruction – tries to climb over it?

Obama pokes West Virginia in the eye one last time

The West Virginia Record Jan. 3, 2017, 12:19pm

How many West Virginians feel sorry for Barack Obama?

Dear President-elect Trump, please end the war on coal

Chris Dickerson Dec. 20, 2016, 10:28am

Imagine a president using his office to safeguard the rights of the American people, advance our interests and increase our prosperity!

With Obama's exit near, Capito accentuates the positive

The West Virginia Record Dec. 14, 2016, 7:28am

Shelley Moore Capito has spent much of her first two years as the junior U.S.

Three strikes and Ed Kohout is out

Chris Dickerson Dec. 1, 2016, 10:23am

Edward R. Kohout has been suspended at least three times in the course of his legal career: once by the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham and twice by our Supreme Court of Appeals, this last time permanently. In case you're wondering, he was suspended from law school after being caught selling books he'd stolen from the university bookstore.