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West Virginia settles in for long-term flood recovery

Hoppy Kercheval Jul. 26, 2016, 1:01pm

MORGANTOWN – The raging flood waters of a month ago have long since retreated and hundreds of tons of debris have been collected and hauled away, but in some ways the arduous and expensive recovery is just beginning.

Residents coming together, focusing on recovery following floods

Earl Ray Tomblin Jul. 19, 2016, 8:55am

CHARLESTON – Less than a month ago, our state was hit by severe, widespread, historic flooding.

Best practices represent best chance to reduce painkiller abuse in W.Va.

Chris Dickerson Jul. 12, 2016, 9:27am

CHARLESTON – Fighting the drug epidemic and reversing its deadly consequences are some of the most important challenges we face in the Mountain State.

Congress achieves historic reform of broken environmental law

Shelley Moore Capito Jun. 28, 2016, 11:10am

WASHINGTON – Regulatory reform has been a widely discussed solution in Washington to cut bureaucratic red tape and boost our economy. After years of hard work and negotiations, the passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act marks the first time in more than a quarter of a century that Congress has sent reform of a major environmental law to the president's desk.

Safe at Home West Virginia creates a brighter future for youth

Earl Ray Tomblin Jun. 21, 2016, 9:50am

CHARLESTON – As governor, our children’s well-being is one of my top priorities, and I am particularly proud of the progress we have made through the Safe at Home West Virginia program.

AGs, trial lawyers unite to abuse power

Tiger Joyce Jun. 8, 2016, 1:03pm

WASHINGTON – In recent months mainstream media outlets have offered only limited coverage of Orwellian efforts by progressive government officials to outlaw earnest questions about computer predicted climate catastrophes or costly policy proposals aimed at mitigating climate change.

The tragic truth about talcum powder finally comes out

Zak Zatezalo Jun. 7, 2016, 8:12am

WHEELING – Talcum powder is back in the news following a May 2 verdict against Johnson & Johnson, in which it was ordered to pay $55 million to a woman who contracted ovarian cancer after years of her using Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.

This year, we really need a few gubernatorial debates

Hoppy Kercheval May 31, 2016, 1:10pm

MORGANTOWN – The field has just been set for the governor’s race in West Virginia, and we already have a debate about debates.

Ask your doctor, not a lawyer

Roman Stauffer May 20, 2016, 3:13pm

CHARLESTON – Dramatic and sensationalistic personal injury lawsuit ads bombard our daily lives, especially on television.

Blankenship thanks supporters, says truth will be revealed

Don Blankenship May 12, 2016, 4:14pm

Friends, This is a too tardy thank you note for your having written a character letter on my behalf. My hope had been to write individual thank yous, but I have not found the time yet, so this a single letter to all of you. A few individuals have expressed regret that their letter didn't help since Judge Berger sentenced me to the maximum anyway. Let me assure each of you that your letter did help, and every one of them was much appreciated.

Why it's important to listen to Bo Copley

Hoppy Kercheval May 10, 2016, 6:43pm

MORGANTOWN – Presidential campaign stops and stump speeches become a blur after awhile, but occasionally there is a moment of intense clarity, a comment or circumstance where sharp focus is brought to bear on what the election is really about.

Big money still a problem in judicial races

Paige Flanigan May 2, 2016, 1:10pm

CHARLESTON – This year West Virginia’s judicial elections are nonpartisan. Candidates for the West Virginia Supreme Court as well as our circuit courts, family courts and magistrates will no longer be listed on your ballot as Democrats, Republicans or members of other political parties.

Capito working to improve energy for West Virginians

Chris Dickerson Apr. 26, 2016, 8:40am

WASHINGTON – I recently took several steps to promote more affordable, reliable and efficient energy.

Public financing helps restore integrity to judicial elections

Paige Flanigan Apr. 19, 2016, 9:50am

CHARLESTON – There are two places where every West Virginian is supposed to be equal—in the ballot box and in our courtrooms. While it’s still one person, one vote, the millions now spent to influence elections takes that away.

EPA 'leadership' hurting families throughout America

David McKinley Apr. 12, 2016, 8:28am

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency has finally admitted that their relentless war on coal is not about fighting climate change but rather to show "leadership." EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said so in recent testimony before the Energy and Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives.

Governor's Internship Program prepares students for success

Earl Ray Tomblin Apr. 5, 2016, 8:43am

CHARLESTON – Over the past several years, we in West Virginia have worked hard to create a strong education system and new opportunities for our students while developing workforce training programs to give our people the skills they need to find good-paying jobs.

Praising Benjamin: When saying the least says the most

Kevin Robinson Mar. 28, 2016, 7:37am

BECKLEY – I had not been practicing law very long when I first met Justice Brent Benjamin, but longtime observers of the state Supreme Court have told me him taking a seat on the bench in 2005 brought a refreshing perspective to the Court.

Legislature helped its corporate backers, failed to tackle real issues

Paige Flanigan Mar. 21, 2016, 1:39pm

CHARLESTON – The 2016 West Virginia Legislative session has been called one of the worst ever by media outlets and organizations statewide. West Virginia is facing real challenges right now. Our roads are bad. We have a huge budget deficit. Millions of dollars have been cut from our schools. Coal is in decline and West Virginia workers need to be retrained for 21st century jobs. A financial crisis is looming.

Outside counsel policy ends cronyism, saves millions

Patrick Morrisey Mar. 21, 2016, 1:34pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia taxpayers deserve transparency, competitive bidding and millions of dollars in cost savings, all of which my administration delivered with its implementation of an outside counsel policy.

Legislature continues focus on needed lawsuit reforms

Roman Stauffer Mar. 15, 2016, 7:29am

CHARLESTON – As the curtain falls on this year’s legislative session, we all should applaud the members of the West Virginia Legislature for their abilities to tackle big issues, particularly lawsuit reforms, which will move our state forward and into the national mainstream.