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State attorneys general impact our everyday lives; Their elections matter

By Zinelle October and Faisal Sheikh | Nov 6, 2018

State attorneys general always have played a significant role on issues of national importance, as they hold a unique and powerful position in our federalist system of government. They exercise an independent authority separate and distinct from other organs of state government, including the governor.

Recht was a judge who set the standard

By Teresa Toriseva | Oct 31, 2018

WHEELING – The Northern Panhandle has lost one of its great citizens. Judge Arthur Recht, who just last Friday from the bench, bantered with lawyers and enjoyed himself to the fullest in his role as judge, passed away Sunday surrounded by his adoring family.

Room E-400 – The state Supreme Court’s 'Black Hole'

By Bill Schwartz | Oct 30, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virg​​​​​inia continues to demonstrate to the rest of the country what a real constitutional crisis looks like.

Protect our Constitution: Vote no on Amendment 1

By Eli Baumwell | Oct 23, 2018

Amendment 1 would be a radical departure from our state’s commitment to personal freedoms.

Citizens encouraged to report questionable activities during early voting

By Donald "Deak" Kersey | Oct 23, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner initiated an eight-week program called “Project Election Protection” to educate the public on election security, proper conduct during the election and illegal campaign activities.

Preserving election integrity means combatting election fraud

By Steve Connolly | Oct 17, 2018

CHARLESTON – For years, many people have claimed that in-person voter fraud was non-existent in this state. I and many others were certain that fraud and voter intimidation still exists within our borders.

County clerks are the chief elections officials for their counties

By Mac Warner | Oct 9, 2018

Our county clerks lead the front-line efforts to provide secure and fair elections. Beyond the substantial duties and tasks undertaken by clerks during an election cycle, they are responsible throughout the year for voter registration, local campaign finance law compliance and maintaining an accurate and updated list of registered voters in their counties.

State's new campaign finance reporting system provides greater transparency

By Chuck Flannery | Oct 2, 2018

CHARLESTON – Democratic processes hinge on fair and free elections that represent the people’s choices to lead.

Federal court enjoins Fayette Co. from using zoning laws to interview with construction of compressor station

By Timothy Miller and Christopher "Kip" Power | Sep 25, 2018

CHARLESTON – On Aug. 29, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order granting Mountain Valley Pipeline summary judgment and permanently the County Commission of Fayette County, West Virginia, from using a zoning ordinance to bar construction of the Stallworth Compressor Station.

What are non-economic damages in a personal injury case?

By Troy Giatras | Sep 18, 2018

CHARLESTON – If you have been injured due to another person’s careless, reckless, or deliberate act, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.

Republican Legislature has made tackling opioid epidemic a coordinated team effort

By Mike Maroney | Sep 4, 2018

CHARLESTON – In 2016, approximately 64,000 people died of a drug overdose. That’s more than the number of people that would fit into Milan Puskar Stadium. Of those deaths, close to 50,000 were caused by opioids. West Virginia has been the hardest hit state in this national epidemic, with a death rate of 52 people per 100,000.

Robin Davis’s tone deaf parting shots

By Hoppy Kercheval | Aug 28, 2018

MORGANTOWN – The opening sentences of Robin Davis’s letter of resignation as a state Supreme Court Justice read as follows: “I deliver this statement today in dismay, disbelief, and in sadness. I feel profound grief for the State of West Virginia given the current state of affairs.”

Senator Manchin should listen to West Virginians on Kavanaugh

By Melody Potter | Aug 21, 2018

CHARLESTON – One of the most significant impacts that President Trump will have on America for decades to come is the ever-expanding mark of conservative appointments to federal judgeships across the country. The President is appointing jurists who understand that courts exist to interpret our Constitution and laws without attempting to set national policy.

Manchin can support a stronger West Virginia

By Rebecca McPhail | Aug 14, 2018

CHARLESTON – As West Virginia’s economy recovers from years of federal regulatory overreach, the Mountain State received welcome news from President Donald Trump in the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

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