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Americans for Prosperity launch digital ad backing Kavanaugh

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 18, 2018

CHARLESTON — Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia has launced a digital advertisement to urge Sen. Joe Manchin to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

CSX derailment and oil spill leads to federal lawsuit

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

Federal and state officials accuse CSX Transportation of several environmental torts in response to oil spilled from a derailed train.

Water crisis attorneys to get more than $22 million in fees while plaintiffs split $73 million

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 12, 2018

CHARLESTON — While those affected by the 2014 Elk River chemical spill should be receiving their checks soon, the plaintiffs attorneys who handled the case will split more than $22 million in fees.

Morrisey receives U.S. Chamber endorsement in U.S. Senate race

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 30, 2018

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in his bid for the U.S. Senate.

EPA proposes to relax power plants carbon emission limits

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 23, 2018

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new rule called Affordable Clean Energy that will relax carbon emission limits on power plants.

Trump praises Morrisey, new EPA proposal on coal plants during W.Va. visit

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 22, 2018

CHARLESTON – President Donald Trump made another visit to West Virginia as the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to ease carbon emission limitations on power plants.

From Legal Newsline

U.S. settles with W.Va. restaurant accused of firing female worker who resisted supervisor's advances

By Marian Johns | Aug 22, 2018

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled a lawsuit with a West Virgina restaurant accused of firing a female worker for resisting a supervisor's advances and subjecting other female employees to lewd sexual comments and grabbing.

From Legal Newsline

Texas officials were 'in over their heads' when they struck deals with opioid lawyers

By Dan Fisher | Aug 16, 2018

When it hired outside lawyers to represent it in lawsuits against the opioid industry, Harris County agreed to pay a contingency fee of 35%, more than double the rate in Dallas County and equal to the highest in the state.

Morrisey's campaign launches pro-life coalition

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 14, 2018

CHARLESTON — Patrick Morrisey's U.S. Senate campaign has launched the Pro-Life Mountaineers for Patrick coalition.

Manchin can support a stronger West Virginia

By Rebecca McPhail | Aug 14, 2018

CHARLESTON – As West Virginia’s economy recovers from years of federal regulatory overreach, the Mountain State received welcome news from President Donald Trump in the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

From Pennsylvania Record

Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."

Kavanaugh's nomination is part of Trump's dedication to America's comeback

By Mitch Carmichael | Jul 23, 2018

CHARLESTON – During his campaign in 2016, President Trump ignited the people of this country with his simple, hopeful message: He promised that he would make America great again. He believed simple concepts like lower taxes, fewer job-killing regulations, and a consistent, principled Supreme Court would be cornerstones in writing America’s comeback story.

Manchin should vote 'yes' to confirming Kavanaugh to U.S. Supreme Court

By Kent Leonhardt | Jul 23, 2018

With his recent nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Kennedy, President Trump is continuing his effort to make good by the American public. Now, it is time for Senator Joe Manchin to keep his promise and put West Virginians first by voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

Morrisey urges Manchin to support Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Jul 12, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging Sen. Joe Manchin to support President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Appeals court reverses federal court ruling in environmental group's case against EPA

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 10, 2018

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit overturned a previous ruling, siding with the Environmental Protection Agency relating to a 2015 lawsuit filed by environmental groups.

Governor opposes U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 10, 2018

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that out-of-state retailers can collect state sales tax from customers, a decision opposed by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.

Attorney: W.Va. would benefit with more state oversight of coal waste

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 7, 2018

CHARLESTON — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently shifted oversight of coal combustion byproducts from the federal level to the state level for the first time.

Supreme Court's union ruling won't have huge impact in West Virginia

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 28, 2018

In Janus v. AFSCME, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public sector employees will no longer be forced to contribute to unions that represent them in collective bargaining agreements, but the landmark decision will have little impact on West Virginia.

Jenkins helps secure mine funding for West Virginia

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 21, 2018

CHARLESTON — Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has secured additional funding for West Virginia that will help to redevelop and repurpose abandoned mine lands that will help create more jobs for West Virginians.

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Ohio, West Virginia voter registration process

By Mac Warner | Jun 19, 2018

CHARLESTON – Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court handed a victory to West Virginia’s efforts to run fair and clean elections. This victory goes to our 55 county clerks and our dedicated elections staff who work day in and day out to ensure the integrity of our voter registration system.

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