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Jenkins, Morrisey go toe-to-toe over state's plan to stop drug problem

CHARLESTON – Two of the leading Republican candidates for Joe Manchin’s U.S. Senate seat continue to spar in a war of words.

AG's office says contractor probe leads to criminal indictment

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office recently led an investigation that resulted in the indictment of a contra​​​​​ctor operating in the Mountain State.

Morrisey again calls teacher, school personnel walkout illegal

CHARLESTON – As teachers and school service personnel across West Virginia continue their work stoppage, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey calls the planned walkout illegal.

Morrisey, faith leaders team up to discuss opioid problem in Putnam County

HURRICANE — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey traveled to Putnam County to continue a faith-based initiative aimed at empowering religious groups across the Mountain State in the fight against substance abuse.

Winking at McGraw, scowling at Morrisey

Ever since the departure of the previous state attorney general, whom they let do as he pleased for 20 years, the West Virginia ​​​​​House of Delegates has feigned concern that the reformer who replaced him might run amok. “Ironic” doesn't half describe it.

Attorney general holds course to educate public about human trafficking

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office recently held an educational course on human trafficking in Wheeling as part of the office's efforts to “take the lead in combating this emerging crime."

AG's office warns against price gouging during state of emergency

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is warning against price gouging during a state of emergency given reports of heavy rain across the state. Laws prohibiting such activity took effect early Feb. 17 with Gov. Jim Justice's declaration of a state of emergency in all 55 counties.

With Republican U.S. Senate candidates, the gloves seem to be off

CHARLESTON – With the primary election less than three months away, candidates on the Republican side are going after each other as well as incumbent Joe Manchin.

House bill to limit AG’s use of settlement funds passes 90-7

CHARLESTON – A House of Delegates bill that would limit how the attorney general’s office uses lawsuit settlement funds was voted on and passed 90-7 on Feb. 13.

Defeat of EPA power plan brought real change

CHARLESTON – Two years ago, the outlook for West Virginia’s energy sector seemed grim.

Jenkins ahead of Morrisey in Senate race, according to new poll

CHARLESTON – A new poll shows U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins leading the Republican field in the race for Joe Manc​hin's U.S. Senate seat.

Morrisey campaign says Jenkins 'pretending' to support Trump

CHARLESTON – Patrick Morrisey's U.S. Senate campaign is criticizing Republican primary opponent Evan Jenkins for comments he made about potentially supporting a third-party presidential candidate in the 2016 election.

Morrisey wants legislation to help fight opioid problem

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has unveiled proposed legislation to increase police efforts and strengthen prescribing guidelines in the fight against opioid abuse.

AG's disability fraud unit surpasses $8.1M in total savings

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey office’s disability fraud partnership has achieved more than $8.1 million in total savings during its first two years of operation.

AG's office reminds consumers to protect info when filing taxes

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is reminding residents to be cautious and to protect personal information when preparing and filing the necessary tax documents this year.

Jenkins says Morrisey has conflict of interest about opioids

HUNTINGTON — E​​​​​van Jenkins' Senate campaign says Republican primary opponent Patrick Morrisey has a conflict of interest in the war against opioids.

Morrisey joins brief to ban dismemberment abortions

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently joined a 24-state effort asking a federal appeals court to​​​​​ uphold state laws banning a disturbing type of abortion.

Morrisey attacks Gazette-Mail for managing editor's 'offensive' tweet

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is blasting the Charleston Gazette-Mail for a social media comment he called “false, biased and offensive.”

Morrisey, others defend Trump's ability to unwind DACA at USSC

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and a coalition of 13 states are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an immediate review of a lower court decision and ultimately defend President Donald J. Trump’s ability to unwind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known to most as DACA.

Morrisey raises $737K in fourth quarter, super PAC pulls in $700K

CHARLESTON – Patrick Morrisey’s U.S. Senate campaign raised more than $737,000 in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to campaign finance reports.