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Who isn't to blame for the opioid epidemic?

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 27, 2017

It's like a murder mystery in which all the suspects are assembled in one room and the detective grills each of them in turn until he trips one up and has his killer. Each suspect had a motive, each an opportunity, and not one has an alibi. But there's an added twist this time: It turns out that all of the suspects conspired to commit the murder and collaborated in carrying it out. They're all guilty!

Not nearly a clean bill of health, but moving in the right direction

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 13, 2017

Annual physicals can get monotonous, particularly if your condition fails to improve from year to year.

A trip of a lifetime

By Jay Stoneking | Sep 13, 2017

WHEELING – Earlier this month, my wife and I accompanied a group of homeschool students to Independence Hall in Wheeling where the Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments in two cases. The large convention hall on the third floor had been outfitted with a dais where the five justices could sit. In stark contrast with the 19th century decor, the room was filled with cameras, microphones and other telltale signs of 21st century technology. Over 200 students were in attendance.

All Raymond Ebner needs is a good kick in the keister

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 6, 2017

A rich person may be described as “having money coming out of his …," but this coarse figure of speech is surely not meant to be taken literally, much less as a fiscally or anatomically accurate description of asset management. Try telling that to Raymond Ebner.

On the court and in the court, Judge O'Briant accused of playing favorites

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 29, 2017

Anyone who ever played organized sports as a child or has watched offspring play is familiar with that scourge of athleticism: the bad ref.

West Virginia's latest epidemic: opioid lawsuits

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 22, 2017

West Virginians first had to face the epidemic of addiction to opioids. Now there’s an epidemic of opioid lawsuits. Who's responsible for the first epidemic, in addition to the drug abusers, is subject to dispute. The ones responsible for the second epidemic are known.

Secretary of State Mac Warner deserves his own team

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 16, 2017

Personnel is policy. If members of a public office holder's staff are not like-minded and supportive of his policies, they're not going to implement those policies. They may not resort to open rebellion, for fear of losing their positions, but they will not make energetic efforts to put policies they oppose in place.

A life lesson missed!

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 8, 2017

There are lots of lessons to learn in life, and the sooner you learn them, the better. Ideally, your parents and other adults gave you some pointers while you were young, and that saved you some of the trouble of having to figure things out for yourself.

West Virginians get the last laugh

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 2, 2017

President Obama and his bureaucrats laughed at the citizens of West Virginia and our representatives for eight years as they waged their wicked war on coal (on behalf of other energy interests, foreign and domestic), but who's laughing now? We are, and so is U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins.

Blaming Republicans for 80 years of Democratic folly

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 24, 2017

Republicans in the majority in our state legislature are solely responsible for all of West Virginia's economic problems. So says Democratic Gov. Jim Justice.

It's time for Richard Cordray to go

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 18, 2017

Last year, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and other state AGs expressed concern that a rule on arbitration agreements proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “exceeds the CFPB's statutory authority and fails to advance consumer protection or the broader public interest [and] should be withdrawn.”

Caleb McDonald’s quest for football injury payday

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 11, 2017

High school sports can be dangerous – especially high school football, which accounts for nearly half of severe sport injuries for teenagers. Knees, shoulders, and hands are the body parts adolescents most often injure on the gridiron, with fractures and ligament sprains being the most common types of injury. Head injuries are less often but can be more severe.

Thanks to POTUS, maybe WOTUS won't go to SCOTUS

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 27, 2017

A good headline may give readers a concise summary of the content to come or it may pique curiosity just enough to entice a further read, but a really good headline does both. How about that one above? It's a real humdinger, isn’t it? Probably you have no idea what the headline says.

The Clean Power Plan is a 'government knows best' power play

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 20, 2017

Last year, West Virginia State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and peers from other states successfully challenged the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan (CPP) in court and delayed its implementation.

Drug companies don’t cause drug abuse

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 13, 2017

West Virginia has the highest drug-overdose death rate in America – and one of the highest opioid prescription rates, as well. Now, West Virginia also is trying to take the lead in lawsuits filed by local politicians against opioid drug makers.

Trump to globalists: Non means non!

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 6, 2017

It might be too early yet to join Larry and Balki of TV's Perfect Strangers in their exuberant Dance of Joy, but the time of jubilation and celebration is fast approaching. There's been a ceasefire in the war on coal.

WSAZ investigates: Who's calling them on the phone?

By The West Virginia Record | May 30, 2017

There's mystery ga​​​​​lore at WSAZ-TV in Huntington. As many as eight persons have been calling Channel 3 for more than two years, making harassing and obscene comments about one of the NBC affiliate's news anchors, but management at WSAZ claim not to know who the callers are and refuse to identify the targeted anchor, despite inadvertently divulging her sex.

Here's a candidate for a new federal coal mine safety director

By The West Virginia Record | May 23, 2017

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship thinks he has a thing or two in common with Donald Trump and said so in a letter written to the president just days after his release from federal prison after serving a one-year sentence on a misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to willfully violate mine safety standards prior to the 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine.

Fat cat lawyers say they deserve big fees

By The West Virginia Record | May 16, 2017

Plaintiff attorneys demanding a $45 million fee for their work on the 2014 water crisis lawsuit insist that they richly deserve this colossal compensation for their services.

Bradley Dugan wants to be the new Frito Bandito

By The West Virginia Record | May 9, 2017

The Frito Bandito was the mustachioed, sombrero and bandoleer wearing cartoon spokesman of the 1960s who loved Fritos Corn Chips so much that he was willing to steal to get them.

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