CHARLESTON – The legal teams representing Huntington and Cabell County have a vastly different idea of how quickly they want their cases against the nation’s three largest opioid distribution companies to proceed.
Gov. Jim Justice told members of the County Commissioners Association of West Virginia (CCAWV) today that he supports a bill moving in the Legislature that gives citizens the right to vote if their property is being considered for annexation.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey praised the Trump administration’s decision to enact the Navigable Waters Protection Rule to replace the Obama-era Waters of the United States Rule, which the Attorney General has previously characterized as a power grab.
Justice Margaret Workman did not file to run again during the filing period that ended at midnight on Jan. 25, according to filings listed online with the Secretary of State’s office. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has no primary challengers.
CHARLESTON – A federal magistrate judge issued proposed findings and recommendations in a lawsuit that named both the Democratic National Party and Republican National Party and Facebook as defendants.
CHARLESTON – The former director of the West Virginia Lottery Commission sold his Glade Springs Resort home to The Greenbrier’s director of casino operations while he still worked for the lottery, according to public documents. State laws prohibit such transactions.
CHARLESTON — A Charleston attorney accused of charging the state for work he had never done has been arrested in Nicaragua, according to U.S. Marshals. William M. Lester Jr., who was arrested Jan. 23, is facing several felony charges of overcharging the state thousands of dollars for work he never completed.
WINFIELD – A Putnam Circuit Court judge stopped short of issuing a ruling in a civil lawsuit regarding the county’s school system being the only one to stay open during last year’s two-day work stoppage. But during a Jan. 24 hearing, Putnam Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers seemed to indicate he is leaning toward dismissing the complaint.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is praising the Trump administration’s decision to enact the Navigable Waters Protection Rule to replace the Obama-era Waters of the United States Rule, which Morrisey has characterized as a power grab.