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Opioid Abuse Prevention Game of the Week enjoying a 'successful' second season

Karen Kidd Sep. 23, 2017, 12:21pm

CHARLESTON – With more than a dozen games visited and more scheduled across the state through the rest of football season, the second year of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's Opioid Abuse Prevention Game of the Week is proving as successful as the first, he says.

WVU professor: NAFTA renegotiations 'might even make things worse' for state

Karen Kidd Jun. 23, 2017, 2:00pm

MORGANTOWN – The devil might be in the details of a Trump administration-renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that could end up hurting West Virginia even if it benefits the rest of the nation, a West Virginia University law professor said during a recent interview.

WVU Law ranks 34th best law school in recent study regarding loan debt

Karen Kidd Jun. 12, 2017, 2:59pm

MORGANTOWN – A financial education company's recent high ranking of West Virginia University College of Law points up the benefits of graduating new attorneys with well managed debt loads, a university admissions and financial support official said.

McKinley, others meet with Trump to discuss opioid epidemic

Karen Kidd Apr. 7, 2017, 7:34am

WASHINGTON – A recent discussion with President Trump and members of his administration marked the latest public effort West Virginia U.S. Rep. David McKinley has taken to fight the nation's opioid epidemic.

McKinley: War on Coal now 'officially over' with Trump's executive order

Karen Kidd Apr. 3, 2017, 12:33pm

WHEELING – Two members of West Virginia's congressional delegation praised President Trump for the executive order they witnessed him sign that the president said is part of his administration's efforts to end the war on coal.

WV Supreme Court orders authorization of injured bus driver's MRI

Karen Kidd Apr. 3, 2017, 12:31pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia's Workers’ Compensation Board of Review has been ordered by the state's Supreme Court of Appeals to authorize a medically recommended procedure for a Wood County Schools bus driver injured on the job in 2010.

Trump expected to sign resolution to end coal rule, McKinley's office says

Karen Kidd Feb. 3, 2017, 2:15pm

WASHINGTON — The beginning of the end of the so-called "war on coal" began this week when both chambers of Congress approved resolutions to overturn the Obama-era Stream Protection Rule, the office of U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.V., announced Feb. 2.

Ohio Valley Research Consortium formed by U.S. House Rep. McKinley

Karen Kidd Feb. 2, 2017, 11:25am

WASHINGTON – A research consortium focused on drug addiction and opioid abuse, cyber-security, health care, and job creation among area veterans was formed late last month, according to a press release.

Charleston's newest city councilman and daughter attend Trump inauguration

Karen Kidd Jan. 26, 2017, 1:04pm

CHARLESTON – Newly seated Charleston City Councilman Charles R. "Rusty" Webb could be in only one place on Jan. 20.

McKinley named vice chairman of Energy & Commerce subcommittee on Environment

Karen Kidd Jan. 12, 2017, 1:02pm

WASHINGTON – The state's 1st Congressional District representative, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee since 2011, has been selected to be vice chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment.

McKinley 'optimistic' of solution in miner retirement and health care impasse

Karen Kidd Jan. 10, 2017, 10:11am

WASHINGTON – A fellow congressional supporter of U.S. Rep. David McKinley's re-introduced House bill to protect pensions and health benefits of more than 120,000 retirees and their families says the legislation is picking up support and momentum.

McKinley praised for agreement after long coal ash fight

Karen Kidd Dec. 27, 2016, 2:13pm

WASHINGTON – After seven tries at coal ash disposal legislation, the U.S. Representative from West Virginia's 1st Congressional District is being praised for an agreement between House and Senate Conference Committees announced earlier this month.

Meractus report: Health care in West Virginia has room for improvement

Karen Kidd Dec. 22, 2016, 8:17am

FAIRFAX, Va. – Although there is some not-so-bad news for West Virginia's health care ranking in a report recently released by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the predicted direction is predominantly up, according to one of the report's authors. 

AG's office reports successful drug take-back participation

Karen Kidd Nov. 11, 2016, 2:23pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office already is looking forward to the next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to build on the success of previous events.

WVU veterans law clinic to use $10K grant for statewide assistance

Karen Kidd Oct. 28, 2016, 3:47pm

MORGANTOWN – A recent $10,000 grant award to the West Virginia University College of Law’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic will aid in its mission to serve the approximately 170,000 veterans in the state, the clinic's director said during a recent interview.

WVU professor tells U.S. Senate to stop 'War on Coal' talk

Karen Kidd Oct. 25, 2016, 1:03pm

MORGANTOWN – A West Virginia University law professor hopes members of a U.S. Senate subcommittee who heard his testimony earlier this month will stop talking about the so-called "War on Coal" and concentrate instead on West Virginia's economic good.

West Virginia's certificate of need laws need repealed, expert says

Karen Kidd Oct. 14, 2016, 7:54am

CHARLESTON  – An economics professor predicts that West Virginia would be better off without the almost 40-year-old certificate of need laws.

WVBA Award of Merit recipient offers advice for newer attorneys

Karen Kidd Sep. 27, 2016, 1:05pm

CHARLESTON – The most recent recipient of the West Virginia Bar Association's Award of Merit has some advice for up-and-coming attorneys.

Utility modernization and improvement legislation working as expected, coal group president says

Karen Kidd Sep. 8, 2016, 12:36pm

CHARLESTON – Legislation signed by the governor early last spring that allows utility companies to fast-track upgrade recovery costs to help keep coal miners employed is doing exactly what it was designed to do, a coal association official said during a recent interview.

Almost $1.2 million saved in AG's Charleston Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit partnership with feds

Karen Kidd Aug. 29, 2016, 10:57am

CHARLESTON – Almost $1.2 million in projected savings has been generated for the state and federal governments in the six months that a disability fraud unit has operated, a spokesman for West Virginia's attorney general said in a recent interview.