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Forced arbitration is a rip-off

Ted Boettner Oct. 18, 2016, 9:59am

CHARLESTON – Earlier this month, an editorial in The West Virginia Record described attempts to restore consumers’ right to hold criminal corporations accountable in court as nothing more than a money grab for trial lawyers.

Our fight against an unchecked bureaucracy

Patrick Morrisey Oct. 11, 2016, 8:48am

CHARLESTON — Did Congress give the EPA the power to make states like West Virginia change the way we get our electricity?

Common ground found during drug crisis

Evan Jenkins Oct. 4, 2016, 12:17pm

WASHINGTON – Nearly every day, we see another story in the news about an overdose in West Virginia.

Ready for West Virginia's day in court

Patrick Morrisey Sep. 22, 2016, 12:16pm

CHARLESTON – On Sept. 27, my office will take the lead before a panel of nine judges and make our best case against President Obama’s so-called “Clean Power Plan.” The Power Plan is an unlawful federal rule that forces states to stop using the most affordable, reliable form of energy — coal.

How third-party candidates affect (sometimes) races in W.Va.

Hoppy Kercheval Sep. 21, 2016, 8:21am

MORGANTOWN – The leading candidates in the West Virginia Governor’s race are Democrat Jim Justice and Republican Bill Cole.

Capito: U.S. energy policy needs to be updated

Shelley Moore Capito Sep. 13, 2016, 9:40am

WASHINGTON – When United States Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz visited West Virginia on Monday, he got a first-hand look at our state’s role in America’s energy revolution.

Morrisey's former spokesperson gives a word of warning

Christopher J. Regan Sep. 7, 2016, 9:08am

WHEELING – The U.S. Supreme Court ordered that the phrase “equal justice under law” be engraved on the west pediment of its courthouse in 1932. Derived from our Fourteenth Amendment, those words solemnly promise that our legal system will dispense justice without regard to race, religion, or national origin. Every lawyer swears to uphold our constitution, and its sacred guarantee of equal justice.

Sending our kids off to college helps keep them here at home

Earl Ray Tomblin Aug. 30, 2016, 9:12am

CHARLESTON – Over the past few weeks, families across the state hugged their children goodbye and sent them off to college.

Hobet project holds vast promise for West Virginians

Earl Ray Tomblin Aug. 23, 2016, 11:37am

CHARLESTON – Just down the road the state Capitol in Boone and Lincoln counties lies something unique and promising in Southern West Virginia – approximately 12,000 acres of flat land ideal for new businesses and with the potential for a level of job creation that would be a game changer for our state.

The 24/7 sobriety program: What might have been

Patrick Morrisey Aug. 16, 2016, 12:41pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s war on drugs continues to present many challenges.

RISE West Virginia: Flood recovery for a brighter future

Earl Ray Tomblin Aug. 6, 2016, 5:37pm

CHARLESTON – For West Virginians like Cheryl Sams, who owns Sams Auction and Bargain Barn in Clendenin, the flooding that hit our state in June was especially devastating.

We must graciously accept new president

Christopher J. Regan Aug. 2, 2016, 9:00am

WHEELING – In 1993, before Bill Clinton stepped into the oval office, President George H.W.

West Virginia settles in for long-term flood recovery

Hoppy Kercheval Jul. 26, 2016, 1:01pm

MORGANTOWN – The raging flood waters of a month ago have long since retreated and hundreds of tons of debris have been collected and hauled away, but in some ways the arduous and expensive recovery is just beginning.

Residents coming together, focusing on recovery following floods

Earl Ray Tomblin Jul. 19, 2016, 8:55am

CHARLESTON – Less than a month ago, our state was hit by severe, widespread, historic flooding.

Best practices represent best chance to reduce painkiller abuse in W.Va.

Chris Dickerson Jul. 12, 2016, 9:27am

CHARLESTON – Fighting the drug epidemic and reversing its deadly consequences are some of the most important challenges we face in the Mountain State.

Congress achieves historic reform of broken environmental law

Shelley Moore Capito Jun. 28, 2016, 11:10am

WASHINGTON – Regulatory reform has been a widely discussed solution in Washington to cut bureaucratic red tape and boost our economy. After years of hard work and negotiations, the passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act marks the first time in more than a quarter of a century that Congress has sent reform of a major environmental law to the president's desk.

Safe at Home West Virginia creates a brighter future for youth

Earl Ray Tomblin Jun. 21, 2016, 9:50am

CHARLESTON – As governor, our children’s well-being is one of my top priorities, and I am particularly proud of the progress we have made through the Safe at Home West Virginia program.

AGs, trial lawyers unite to abuse power

Tiger Joyce Jun. 8, 2016, 1:03pm

WASHINGTON – In recent months mainstream media outlets have offered only limited coverage of Orwellian efforts by progressive government officials to outlaw earnest questions about computer predicted climate catastrophes or costly policy proposals aimed at mitigating climate change.

The tragic truth about talcum powder finally comes out

Zak Zatezalo Jun. 7, 2016, 8:12am

WHEELING – Talcum powder is back in the news following a May 2 verdict against Johnson & Johnson, in which it was ordered to pay $55 million to a woman who contracted ovarian cancer after years of her using Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.

This year, we really need a few gubernatorial debates

Hoppy Kercheval May 31, 2016, 1:10pm

MORGANTOWN – The field has just been set for the governor’s race in West Virginia, and we already have a debate about debates.