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Safeguarding West Virginia coal jobs

By Patrick Morrisey | Jul 10, 2018

CHARLESTON – Many know that West Virginia coal powers the nation, however, far fewer people realize and appreciate its significance to the steel industry.

Decisions are made by those who show up

By Eric Nelson | Jun 26, 2018

CHARLESTON – There’s an old episode of "The West Wing" in which the President stands in front of a crowd of students and tells them, “Decisions are made by those who show up.” It’s a truth I wish our Governor would learn and take to heart.

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Ohio, West Virginia voter registration process

By Mac Warner | Jun 19, 2018

CHARLESTON – Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court handed a victory to West Virginia’s efforts to run fair and clean elections. This victory goes to our 55 county clerks and our dedicated elections staff who work day in and day out to ensure the integrity of our voter registration system.

Shale boom could benefit West Virginia economy but hurt landowners

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 19, 2018

CHARLESTON—The recent shale boom could benefit West Virginia's economy in different ways, but could also harm surface owners' rights.

Allen Loughry and 'The Sordid and Continuing History of Political Corruption in WV'

By Hoppy Kercheval | Jun 12, 2018

MORGANTOWN – One of the books in my office that I reference often is by Allen Loughry. “Don’t Buy Another Vote. I Won’t Pay for a Landslide. The Sordid and Continuing History of Political Corruption in West Virginia.”

Preserving the Second Amendment

By Patrick Morrisey | Jun 5, 2018

CHARLESTON – Americans who choose to lawfully exercise their right to keep and bear arms should be at liberty to do so.

Speculation rampant over Supreme Court investigation

By Hoppy Kercheval | May 29, 2018

CHARLESTON – The State Capitol was buzzing with speculation and rumors last week about the West Virginia Supreme Court and a federal grand jury investigation. Reporters were busy trying to separate fact from fiction, and that was a challenge.

Why would West Virginians want an independent senator?

By Don Surber | May 22, 2018

Democrat Joe Manchin told voters he would protect our Second Amendment rights if we elected him to the Senate. Once he got in, he proposed more gun control. Manchin also said he would vote to repeal Obamacare. In eight years in Washington, he has declined several opportunities to do so. But my favorite lie from Manchin came last August in an interview with the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

West Virginia has lost a great one in Chris Stadelman

By Chris Dickerson | May 16, 2018

CHARLESTON – Our state is rich in natural resources such as coal, gas and timber. But, some people say our best natural resource is our people. If that’s the case (and I happen to think it is), West Virginia lost one of its greatest resources last week.

Encouraging entrepreneurship for military spouses

By Michelle Christian | May 8, 2018

CHARLESTON – Each May we memorialize the men and women who sacrifice their lives defending our freedom. Often forgotten are the military spouses who give their all to maintain households and raise children.

Democrats should not help Don Blankenship

By Christopher J. Regan | Apr 27, 2018

WHEELING – “You can’t shake hands with the devil, and say you’re only kidding.” That’s the line that came to mind when I read about an effort by West Virginia Democrats to help Don Blankenship become the Republican nominee for US Senate by running ads attacking his competition. The scheme has awful risks, and a huge downside even if it “succeeds.”

The only issue in November

By Don Surber | Apr 24, 2018

POCA – As West ​Virginia Republicans grumble over our choices for the Senate this year, we have to look at the big picture. Judges.

Standing up for West Virginia's seniors

By Patrick Morrisey | Apr 17, 2018

CHARLESTON – Every West Virginian has basic human rights, regardless of age, to be protected from unlawful harm and suffering.

Confidence and optimism for small businesses in tax season

By Michelle Christian | Apr 10, 2018

Tax season tends to bring out a sense of dread. Whether you’re a business owner gathering a year’s worth of receipts in a file box for your accountant or a family scratching out formulas at the kitchen table, the paperwork and the ever-nagging fear that you’ve forgotten something makes mid-April our least favorite time of year.

With the foundation in place, state's future is limitless

By Ryan Ferns | Apr 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – Now that the dust has settled, and the static has quieted a little, I think there’s an opportunity to reflect a little bit ab​​​​​out the past couple of months in terms of wins and losses for our state’s taxpayers.

Wins for all: W.Va. royalty owners, counties will benefit from this session

By Charles Clements | Apr 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – The second session of the 83rd Legislature of West Virginia concluded on March 10, and while the session was dominated by the teachers strike, there were several important pieces of legislation passed to benefit the citizens of West Virginia.

West Virginia sues DEA, reforms national drug policy

By Patrick Morrisey | Mar 27, 2018

CHARLESTON – Every aspect of the pharmaceutical supply chain bears responsibility for the havoc and senseless death unleashed upon West Virginia – and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is no exception.

West Virginia has reasons to be hopeful for the future

By Mitch Carmichael | Mar 20, 2018

CHARLESTON – As we take some time to reflect upon the conclusion of the 83rd Session of the West Virginia Legislature, there is an opportunity to remember the accomplishments of the previous year, think about areas where we could improve, and look toward the long-term progress of our wonderful state.

The Second Amendment must be respected, period

By Conrad Lucas | Mar 13, 2018

HUNTINGTON – There is no population in America more adamant about protecting our constitutional rights than West Virginians, and chief among these God-given rights is the Second Amendment. As a candidate for Congress in Southern West Virginia’s third district, my promise to the voters is this: I will always defend your right to keep and bear arms, and I pledge to be a tireless voice for our pro-gun values on every possible occasion.

West Virginia leading on national stage in election security

By Mac Warner | Mar 6, 2018

CHARLESTON – Imagine a geo-strategic judo match. All the power, strength, momentum, and confidence we have happens to be confronted by a failing, weak, corrupt regime. How does the weaker challenge the stronger? Use the mightier’s strengths against him. It’s classic judo. We are up against a corrupt Russia, but it’s led by a black belt, martial arts expert. This is precisely what Putin and the Russians are doing to the U.S. Allow me to explain.

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