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Contingent fees, class actions ensure justice for all, not just rich CEOs

Jane E. Peak May 23, 2017, 11:40am

MORGANTOWN – The January 2014 water crisis following the Freedom Industries' chemical leak affected more than 225,000 Kanawha Valley residents, workers and businesses. People had to purchase bottled water to drink and cook and had to travel outside the area to bathe. Businesses were affected too, especially restaurants, medical offices, hotels and others that depend on safe, clean water for daily operations.

Budget cuts threaten to slam courthouse doors on many West Virginians

Linda A. Klein and Marc E. Williams May 23, 2017, 11:29am

HUNTINGTON – When ordinary Americans need help with life’s big problems, the Legal Services Corporation is there. But its survival is threatened. That’s why it needs help from every resident of West Virginia. What does the LSC do to protect low-income individuals and families who can’t afford a lawyer? Here’s a recent story from Kanawha County.

Painkiller alternatives may reduce risk of prescription opioid abuse

Patrick Morrisey May 16, 2017, 11:49am

CHARLESTON – Opioid abuse is devastating our state, and too often it starts with something as seemingly harmless as the prescription of an opioid-based pain medication.

Justice Walker's spotlight moment

Hoppy Kercheval May 9, 2017, 9:21am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia State Supreme Court is revisiting a controversial decision made last year impacting the amount of money natural gas companies pay to certain royalty owners.

Business perspective on economic growth and tax

Steve Roberts May 3, 2017, 7:44am

CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s business tax climate ranking was the third worst in the nation just a dozen years ago. Our state bore the dubious rank of 47th in the nation when ranked among the 50 states for business tax competitiveness.

Legislature addresses elections, business filings, efficiencies for SOS office

Mac Warner May 2, 2017, 11:39am

CHARLESTON – The day I took office we began meeting with legislators to swiftly draft proposed bills to deal with the difficulties encountered in this office.

Tremendous victories require continued vigilance

Patrick Morrisey Apr. 24, 2017, 8:23am

CHARLESTON – Over the past few months, West Virginia has experienced a tremendous amount of success in beating back years of federal overreach that have devastated many in our state.

What a bunch of bulls__t

Hoppy Kercheval Apr. 18, 2017, 12:05pm

CHARLESTON – You could see what might be coming.

In Senate speech, Capito supports action for miners

Shelle Moore Capito Apr. 11, 2017, 2:08pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an April 4 speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) urged her colleagues to support action to prevent a lapse in important benefits to retired miners.

President Trump ends 'War on Coal'

Hoppy Kercheval Apr. 4, 2017, 11:16am

CHARLESTON – President Trump failed in his attempt to fulfill a campaign promise to replace ObamaCare, but he has made good on his pledge to get the EPA’s foot off the throat of the coal industry.

The opioid epidemic: We're making a difference

Patrick Morrisey Mar. 28, 2017, 8:49am

CHARLESTON – Addiction impacts every West Virginian. Whether it’s a child who lost a parent to an overdose or a friend who found himself addicted to pills after a routine surgery, the opioid epidemic has infiltrated every community and every household in our state.

Gorsuch is the right choice for U.S. Supreme Court

Shelley Moore Capito Mar. 20, 2017, 12:43pm

WASHINGTON – Few individuals over the last century have impacted the American legal discourse as profoundly as the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Fair standards are key to state growth

Rebecca McPhail Mar. 13, 2017, 3:52pm

CHARLESTON – It shouldn’t be difficult to change state rules that are stricter than those that are recommended by a left-leaning 2014 Environmental Protection Agency and that have been adopted by neighboring states.

Manchin stands, while Dems sit on their hands

Hoppy Kercheval Mar. 7, 2017, 2:17pm

MORGANTOWN – There were times during President Trump’s recent speech to Congress when Senator Joe Manchin stood alone among Democrats to applaud.

Carmichael's 'Voluntary tax scenario' is nothing more than a misleading slogan

Christopher J. Regan Feb. 26, 2017, 6:50pm

WHEELING – No one distorts language better than a politician.

It's time to consider legalizing marijuana in West Virginia

Richard Neely Feb. 21, 2017, 11:47am

CHARLESTON – Has anyone noticed that a person can roller skate down Charleston’s Quarrier Street at high noon without fear of being hit by a car?

A justice who will fight for West Virginians

Patrick Morrisey Feb. 13, 2017, 8:02am

CHARLESTON – In late January, President Trump took an important step toward ensuring that the U.S. Supreme Court will protect the interests of the people of West Virginia.

Where did all of West Virginia's money go?

Christopher J. Regan Feb. 7, 2017, 9:11am

WHEELING – The West Virginia Capitol is a crime scene.

An American tragedy, in three acts

Christopher J. Regan Jan. 31, 2017, 1:14pm

WHEELING -- Act I flashes back to Reagan’s landslide victory in 1980, as he declares that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Thirty-six years later, his words continue to reverberate.

Rooting out Medicaid fraud demands new leadership

Patrick Morrisey Jan. 24, 2017, 11:18am

CHARLESTON – Waste, fraud and abuse are rampant nationwide and West Virginia certainly is no exception.