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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.

AG coalition backs Trump's 1-in, 2-out rule

By The West Virginia Record | May 2, 2017

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey was among those present in the Oval Office showing their support and appreciation when President Trump signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review the grossly overbroad “navigable waters” rule, prepare to rescind it, and suspend litigation regarding it.

More bad news at the Gazette-Mail

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 24, 2017

Though maintaining separate reporting staffs and the semblance of distinct perspectives, the Gazette and the Daily Mail merged their press and business operations in 1958.

The sun is shining, and it's a dark day for asbestos plaintiff lawyers

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 18, 2017

Asbestos attorneys are feeling the earth move under their feet, they're feeling the sky tumbling down, a-tumbling down, and they can't get that Carole King tune out of their heads.

Rockin' Robin: straw donations further mar judge's reputation

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 11, 2017

New allegations about illegal contributions to Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis' 2012 reelection campaign are reviving the conflict scandal she survived three years ago, and raising uncomfortable questions again.

Manchin joins the chorus in support of Gorsuch

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 4, 2017

"We're getting Gorsuch as a justice "He's got a brilliant legal mind "Oh, Mama mia!

If you can’t afford to lose, don’t play the game

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 28, 2017

If you’ve ever played poker without money, or for really low stakes, you know that it just doesn’t work.

Medicaid Fraud Control Unit belongs in AG's office

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 21, 2017

In 43 out of 50 states, the investigation and prosecution of Medicaid fraud is handled by the state attorney general.

Why is Judge Jennifer Bailey promoting union membership?

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 14, 2017

“If … employees can obtain the services of a union to negotiate and administer a contract without having to pay either union dues or the agency fees, they would – naturally and predictably – be seriously discouraged from joining a union.” Above is an excerpt from Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey's explanation for her decision last August to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of our state's new right-to-work law.

There's good news and bad news, and it's the same news

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 7, 2017

There must be parallel universes. That's the only logical explanation. We live in one universe, and some members of the mainstream media live in the other. How else to explain the discrepancy between what’s been reported and what we see with our own eyes?

Senate bill would require evidence of injury

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 27, 2017

“Perhaps you'd better sit down. I'm afraid I have some bad news.”

EPA's war on coal appears over as new boss takes charge

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 21, 2017

Ever have one of those days when you feel like you might be hallucinating?

Joe Pizarchik knows what West Virginia wants

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 14, 2017

“My biggest disappointment is a majority in Congress ignored the will of the people,” explained Joe Pizarchik, recently ousted director of the Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, to a sympathetic ear at Politico. “They ignored the interests of the people in coal country.” Pizarchik, of course, personally speaks for all of West Virginia.

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