News from July 2010

Election commission files proposed legislative rules for public financing pilot program

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 1, 2010

CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia State Election Commission has filed a proposed legislative rule that would regulate the Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Pilot Program, which passed the Legislature during the 2010 regular session.

Judicial employees granted legal holiday on Friday

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 1, 2010

CHARLESTON -- Friday, July 2, has been declared a legal holiday for all West Virginia judicial system employees, according to a memo issued Wednesday by Supreme Court Administrative Director Steve Canterbury.

*** Byrd p1 art for 7/5 issue

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 1, 2010

The wreath next to Sen. Robert C. Byrd's statue in the state Capitol rotunda has 92 red roses representing the length of his life, 57 white roses honoring his years of public service in the U.S. Congress, and a blue ribbon acknowledges his love for the state of West Virginia. (Photos courtesy of the West Virginia Legislature)

Redistricting will be bad for Democrats, Southern W.Va.

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 1, 2010

CHARLESTON -- The freight train is coming, and it is called the 2010 Census.

Booth Goodwin takes over as U.S. Attorney

By Lawrence Smith | Jul 1, 2010

R. Booth Goodwin, standing right, is sworn-in as U.S. Attorney during a June 25 public ceremony. (Photo by Lawrence Smith) CHARLESTON -- Pledging to "not bend to power," southern West Virginia's top cop formally took office in a public ceremony in Charleston.

Deputy sues Cabell County officials for not getting promoted

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 1, 2010

HUNTINGTON -- A Cabell County Sheriff's Deputy is suing the Cabell County Civil Service Commission and Cabell County Sheriff Tommy McComas for failure to promote him.

CIVIL FILINGS: Wood County

By Lawrence Smith | Jul 2, 2010

A - G. Bradley Frum; J - Beane

Justices reject reinstated teacher's claim for back pay, legal fees

By Steve Korris | Jul 2, 2010

CHARLESTON –- Brian Powell persuaded the state Supreme Court to reinstate his teaching license but couldn't persuade the Justices to award back pay and legal fees.

McGraw's office peeks into Byrd replacement policy

By John O'Brien | Jul 2, 2010

Hughes CHARLESTON -- West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw's office says no one contacted it requiring how to fill the vacancy in the U.S. Senate caused by the recent death of Sen. Robert Byrd.

Judge had all the facts, Digitek companies argue

By Steve Korris | Jul 2, 2010

Goodwin CHARLESTON – U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin knew all he needed to know when he rejected a consumer class action over heart medicine Digitek, according to drug maker Actavis Totowa and distributor Mylan Pharmaceuticals.

Seeds of doubt in McGraw's mind

By John O'Brien | Jul 2, 2010

McGraw CHARLESTON -- West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw is worried farmers are spending more for soybeans that are producing identical returns as less expensive ones.

Braxton deputy gets new trial because of MySpace friend on jury

By Steve Korris | Jul 2, 2010

CHARLESTON – Former Braxton County deputy sheriff Christopher Dellinger has won a new trial on criminal fraud charges because juror Amber Hyre failed to disclose she counted him as a MySpace friend.

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