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Tax relief will help all West Virginians

Alex Mooney Nov. 17, 2017, 5:01pm

WASHINGTON – The year was 1986, Ronald Reagan was president, the Chicago Bears won the Super Bowl and Top Gun was the hit movie at the box office — and it was also the last time the federal government reformed the tax code.

President's tax plan will benefit West Virginians

Tim Armstead Nov. 13, 2017, 10:25am

CHARLESTON – President Donald Trump has demonstrated his commitment to helping West Virginia rescue our economy from the damage inflicted during the Obama administration.

A national response to the fentanyl epidemic

Evan Jenkins Nov. 7, 2017, 12:13pm

WASHINGTON – Last month, President Trump brought national attention to an issue affecting West Virginia more than any other state – the fentanyl and opioid crisis. By declaring a public health emergency, new resources and support will be coming to West Virginia to help stop drug trafficking and expand treatment for people struggling with addiction.

Human trafficking can happen here

Patrick Morrisey Nov. 7, 2017, 11:27am

CHARLESTON – When many hear the phrase “human trafficking,” they may think of people from abroad being smuggled into this country to work.

President Trump is right to decertify Iran deal

Patrick Morrisey Nov. 1, 2017, 8:51am

CHARLESTON – By decertifying the Iran deal, President Trump has taken an important step toward making the United States, and the world, a safer place.

DiTrapano leaves a rich, colorful legacy

Tim DiPiero Nov. 1, 2017, 8:33am

When a man like Rudy DiTrapano, your legal mentor and friend, lives a full life for 89 years, you're naturally sad but you have an abiding sense of gratitude that he was around so long and so sharp until the very end. But some lives touch you and so many others in such profound ways that their death is especially noteworthy and significant. And you find yourself not willing to say good-bye silently. That’s the case with Rudy. I've got to publicly thank him and pay tribute to his incredible life.

The unauthorized practice of law

Sharon Eubanks Oct. 25, 2017, 10:00am

WHEELING – Each state has laws that prohibit the unauthorized practice of law. Generally, these laws restrict the practice of law to lawyers who are licensed by the state. Licensing requirements are not uniform, but they frequently require taking and passing one or more bar examinations and a background investigation as to the fitness of an individual to practice law.

Incentivizing change to combat opioid abuse

Patrick Morrisey Oct. 17, 2017, 11:01am

CHARLESTON – As the chief legal officers of our states, myself and other attorneys general are taking action on many fronts to fight the opioid epidemic. We recognize that the devastating cost of addiction demands an unyielding commitment that utilizes every tool at our disposal.

Understanding the importance of underinsured motorist coverage

John Artimez Oct. 10, 2017, 9:22am

WHEELING – Few things in the practice of law are as frustrating as having a client who needs help, deserves help, and yet can’t get that help. To make matters even worse, more often than not the dilemma is created by the client herself. Allow me to explain.

The Flag, the Medal of Honor and the President

Christopher J. Regan Oct. 3, 2017, 12:24pm

WHEELING – During the Civil War, flags on the battlefield had enormous tactical and strategic importance. Regimental flags allowed soldiers to know the position of their units, and which direction they should be moving to keep up with it.

Major reform of nation's tax system badly needed

Conrad Lucas Oct. 3, 2017, 12:19pm

You've probably heard in the news that President Trump is beginning to move Congress toward tackling tax reforms.

Transportation vital to West Virginia's economic development

Matthew Ballard and Bill Bissett Sep. 26, 2017, 3:08pm

CHARLESTON – In today's global economy, adequate, efficient and effective infrastructure is one vital component of successful economic development. Economic opportunities are increasingly related to the mobility of people, goods and information.

Fall in love with #AlmostHeaven West Virginia

Chelsea Ruby Sep. 26, 2017, 3:06pm

CHARLESTON – In #AlmostHeaven West Virginia, choosing a favorite season can be next to impossible. Each one seems wilder and more wonderful than the last. Snow-capped winter mountains give way to springtime blooms which transform into the deep and rolling green hills of summertime. But for many of our state’s most devoted fans, one season stands out from the rest. And it’s just around the corner.

Trial by jury and its role in American history is forgotten today

Beth A. White Sep. 19, 2017, 12:12pm

CHARLESTON – September 17, 2017, was the 230th anniversary of the U. S. Constitution and an opportunity to celebrate our rights enshrined there. One of the most important is the right to trial by jury.

West Virginia needs the road bond

Rebecca McPhail Sep. 19, 2017, 12:07pm

CHARLESTON – In West Virginia, location is a key selling point for manufacturing companies that want easy access to eastern markets and east coast shipping channels. Yet location means little if roads and bridges are not well maintained or modernized.

Cyber terrorism strategy important to safeguarding W.Va. elections

Mac Warner Sep. 5, 2017, 12:32pm

CHARLESTON – The most challenging war we may need to fight in the future will be in cyberspace. It’s a fight I am preparing for as your Secretary of State.

A call to action for West Virginians

Patrick Morrisey Aug. 28, 2017, 1:06pm

CHARLESTON – We are in a crisis, one that can only be solved with a great deal of hard work and engagement from citizens across our state. Opioid addiction continues to decimate West Virginia, reducing our workforce, tearing apart families and ultimately, claiming lives day after day.

Lawsuit reform helps small businesses across West Virginia

Roman D. Stauffer Aug. 22, 2017, 9:04am

CHARLESTON – Small and local businesses are a major contributor to the livelihood of local communities across West Virginia. They are often the places we shop with family, celebrate over a meal with good friends, or prepare the car for a long summer beach trip. Unfortunately, many of our small businesses have become a favorite target of abusive lawsuits.

Focus on elections, business sparks results for West Virginia

Mac Warner Aug. 15, 2017, 1:40pm

CHARLESTON – Laser focus on election integrity, customer-oriented service for businesses, and protecting our state’s most vulnerable citizens are the core strengths of the Office of the Secretary of State during the first six months of this administration.

Local officials right to seek recovery of lost tax dollars

David Hammer Aug. 8, 2017, 8:50am

MARTINSBURG – According to the Centers for Disease Control, opioid overdose deaths in 2015 killed West Virginians at the rate of 41.5 per 100,000 residents. Lost lives. Shattered families. An estimated millions of dollars in state, county and municipal debt thanks to the highest overdose rate in the country – one that’s three times the national average.