Latest News

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.

Town without pity, but not without guilt

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 7, 2017

An analytical newspaper reader can sometimes pick up things in an article that the reporter and editor may not have noticed, and that reader may even believe that the article in question communicates the opposite of what it seemed to.

West Virginia Republicans could go all the way in 2017

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 31, 2017

The Super Bowl this Sunday promises to be one of the most action-packed contests ever, with the New England Patriots vying for their fifth championship in nine appearances and the Atlanta Falcons hoping to win their very first after a sole unsuccessful bid nearly 20 years ago.

There's drug addiction, and then there's power addiction

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 24, 2017

West Virginians had the highest drug-overdose death rate in the United States in 2014.

'Don't cut anything! Just keep raising taxes!'

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 18, 2017

No one in his right mind would turn to Hollywood for economic advice – or almost any other kind of advice, outside of acting and filmmaking tips – but there's a three-letter word that directors shout at the end of every scene that guides the thinking of managers at private companies: cut.

Bradley Dugan fails to scale Mt. Frito-Lay

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 11, 2017

What kind of an airhead comes across a box of yet-to-be-unpacked snack items blocking the aisle in a grocery store and – instead of taking a detour or waiting for an employee to remove the obstruction – tries to climb over it?

Dear President-elect Trump, please end the war on coal

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 20, 2016

Imagine a president using his office to safeguard the rights of the American people, advance our interests and increase our prosperity!

With Obama's exit near, Capito accentuates the positive

By The West Virginia Record | Dec 14, 2016

Shelley Moore Capito has spent much of her first two years as the junior U.S.

The Record Network