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West Virginia has lost a great one in Chris Stadelman

CHARLESTON – Our state is rich in natural resources such as coal, gas and timber. But, some people say our best natural resource is our people. If that’s the case (and I happen to think it is), West Virginia lost one of its greatest resources last week.

W.Va. ahead of the game when it comes to sports betting

CHARLESTON – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling makes sports gambling legal across the country, and West Virginia already is ahead of the game.

Lindsay plans to run for vacant Kanawha Circuit Court judge position

CHARLESTON – A veteran Charleston attorney is throwing his hat into the ring for the vacant Kanawha Circuit Court judgeship.

State, family allege Clay County failed to file estate report

CLAY — The state and the executors of an estate are suing the Clay County Commission, alleging breach of duty and violation of federal law.

Solution: revise HB 4009 and pass it again

House Bill 4009, capping the amount of settlement funds that the state Attorney General’s office can keep in its consumer protection fund, passed both houses of the Legislature by overwhelming margins, but was vetoed by Gov. Jim Justice.

Justice vetoes bill to cap AG's consumer protection fund

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has vetoed a bill that would have capped the amount of settlement funds the Attorney General’s office could keep in its consumer protection fund.

Kanawha Family Court judge finally gets OK to have Saturday hearings

CHARLESTON – After seeking permission for nearly a year, a Kanawha Family Court judge now officially can hold hearings on Saturdays.

The Second Amendment must be respected, period

HUNTINGTON – There is no population in America more adamant about protecting our constitutional rights than West Virginians, and chief among these God-given rights is the Second Amendment. As a candidate for Congress in Southern West Virginia’s third district, my promise to the voters is this: I will always defend your right to keep and bear arms, and I pledge to be a tireless voice for our pro-gun values on every possible occasion.

Statewide teacher work stoppage ends with 5 percent raise agreement

CHARLESTON – After being closed 13 days because of a teacher work stoppage, schools across West Virginia opened March 7.

West Virginia leading on national stage in election security

CHARLESTON – Imagine a geo-strategic judo match. All the power, strength, momentum, and confidence we have happens to be confronted by a failing, weak, corrupt regime. How does the weaker challenge the stronger? Use the mightier’s strengths against him. It’s classic judo. We are up against a corrupt Russia, but it’s led by a black belt, martial arts expert. This is precisely what Putin and the Russians are doing to the U.S. Allow me to explain.

West Virginia is going in the right direction

“We all want progress,” C.S. Lewis once observed, “but. if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.”

State small business statistics reveal continued job creation, economic growth

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Small Business Development Center’s most-recent data revealed “continued job creation and economic growth in the Mountain State."

West Virginia One Stop Business Center geared toward convenience

CHARLESTON – Steven Allen Adams, assistant communications director for West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner, said the One Stop Business Center, which opened on Jan. 30 in Charleston, “combines the resources of four state agencies to better help business with registrations, licensing, labor and taxation issues.”

Moving closer to an intermediate appellate court

The West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee has recommended passage of the intermediate appeals court bill to the full senate with several amendments.

On legal reform, our work has just begun

CHARLESTON – In his State of the State address, Governor Jim Justice hailed the “miracle” unfolding in the Mountain State. We’re now on sound fiscal footing, so we can invest more in things like education and infrastructure.

State agencies must be prepared for the worst

CHARLESTON – Serving 21 years as an intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps taught me one thing; always b​​​​​e prepared for the worst.

Success and accomplishment in Year One

CHARLESTON – On January 16, 2017, I was honored to take the oath of office as the 30th Secretary of State of West Virginia. Through my first year, we worked to improve customer services and operational efficiencies in every Division. The good news is we did it – and we will continue to do it every day I’m in office.

ILR says West Virginia legal climate improving but still needs work

WASHINGTON – As Gov. Jim Justice prepares to give his State of the State address, a division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says West Virginia’s legal climate is improving.

Morrisey files suit against GM over ignition switch issues in vehicles

WHEELING – The attorney general has filed a suit against a Detroit automaker over allegations it sold unsafe vehicles.

Despite lack of details, state leaders still excited about China Energy deal

CHARLESTON – Despite being worth potentially $83.7 billion, West Virginia’s agreement earlier this month with China Energy essentially has disappeared from headlines.