CHARLESTON – A chorus of Democratic lawmakers are urging Gov. Jim Justice to veto the recently passed House education bill. House Bill 206 passed the House of Delegates last week, and the state Senate approved it June 24 by an 18-16 vote. Justice has indicated he'll sign it.
MORGANTOWN – Members of the Morgantown Fire Department have filed a lawsuit alleging the city hasn’t properly compensated them for working on holidays. The complaint, filed June 7 in Monongalia Circuit Court, lists Lieutenant Jayson Nicewarner as the named plaintiff. He also is president of IAFF Local 313, and the other 57 plaintiffs are Morgantown firefighters and members of the union.
NEW CUMBERLAND – Claiming the department is “critically understaffed,” Weirton firefighters are seeking an injunction to prevent the city from creating and filling the position of Public Safety Director.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has named a north central West Virginia student as the statewide winner of the Kids Kick Opioids contest, a competition meant to creatively illustrate the devastation caused by prescription painkiller abuse.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office announced the settlement June 3 regarding a May 2015 data breach involving health records company Medical Informatics Engineering Inc. and NoMoreClipboard LLC. The AGs claim hackers infiltrated WebChart, an MIE-run web application, and stole electronic health information.
WILLIAMSON – Don Blankenship has filed a third defamation lawsuit in as many months, this time singling out The Boston Globe for being involved in a conspiracy to keep him from being elected in 2018 to the U.S. Senate.