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State's growth to slow, WVU forecast shows

MORGANTOWN -- West Virginia posted solid job, population and income gains in 2005.

PERSONNEL FILE: Miller elected to DTCWV Board of Governors

Miller CHARLESTON -- Jackson Kelly attorney Laurie Miller has been elected to the Board of Governors of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia (DTCWV). Miller will serve as the DTC's "Young Lawyer" representative for a three-year term.

PERSONNEL FILE: Attorney to lead state Division of Personnel

Streyle-Anderson CHARLESTON -- Gov. Joe Manchin has appointed Billie Jo Streyle-Anderson to serve as director of the West Virginia Division of Personnel.

Prosecutor's religious overtones cause justices to order new trial for child molester

CHARLESTON -- The state Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a convicted child molester after ruling the prosecutor in the case made too many religious references in the first trial.

DIRECT EXAMINATION ... of Steve Goodwin

Steve Goodwin Steve P. Goodwin, an attorney with the Charleston law firm of Goodwin & Goodwin, recently was elected chairman of West Virginia University 's Board of Governors.

Common sense management will save state millions

Gov. Joe Manchin CHARLESTON -- During my campaign for Governor, I promised that, if elected, I would run state government like a business –- and that's exactly what my administration is doing every day.

West Virginia, with an eye on New York

Steve Cohen CHARLESTON -- Except for the pristine mountain lakes, maybe, few would find much else similar between West Virginia and New York.

A.K. of West Virginia opens Jackson County facility

RAVENSWOOD -- A.K. of West Virginia Corp. officials on Monday celebrated the dedication of the company's new production facility in Jackson County, located adjacent to K.S. of West Virginia's Ravenswood production facility.

McAteer's Sago report to be ready by July 19

CHARLESTON -- Gov. Joe Manchin on Tuesday announced that J. Davitt McAteer, his Special Advisor on the Sago and Aracoma Mine tragedies, has said the independent report on the Sago Mine explosion and subsequent investigation will be completed on July 19.

NCLC Supreme Court victories

October 2005 Term

U.S. Chamber 's litigation center sets new SupCo record

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Chamber Litigation Center (NCLC), the legal arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, ended the Supreme Court term with a record number of victories in cases critical to the business community.

Steptoe & Johnson honored with Crystal Award

CHARLESTON -- Steptoe & Johnson has received a Crystal Award from the West Virginia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for the firm's development of West Virginia First, a promotional booklet highlighting unique facts about the Mountain State.

Steptoe & Johnson attorneys earn recognition from Chambers USA

Bean CLARKSBURG -- Fifteen Steptoe & Johnson attorneys have been ranked as "Leaders in Their Field" in the annual Chambers USA guide America's Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, the firm was recognized for leadership in four practice categories.

Downey says Marshall cheerleader case "troublesome"

CHARLESTON - With 10 years of experience on sexual harassment cases, it would be easy for Charleston attorney Mary Downey to think she's heard it all.

Wood hoping fired Clendenin police officer has quick resolution

CHARLESTON - The case of fired Clendenin police officer Charles Burkhamer has seen all the excitement and hoopla of something produced by Barnum and Bailey.

New book details state's history of political corruption

PARSONS -- A Tucker County native has written a book detailing West Virginia's history of political corruption, but he ultimately wants it to be more about the future than the past.

Suspended RESA director's case sent out of Circuit Court

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha Circuit Judge recently denied an injunction request from the suspended director of the Regional Education Service Agency in Beckley, opting instead to send the complaint before the State Employees Grievance Board.

Manchin says state will save with cost-cutting meaures

CHARLESTON -- West Virginia will realize a budgetary savings of more than $318 million during the next five years by implementing "common sense" recommendations for cost savings suggested in a new analysis of state government operations, Gov. Joe Manchin said.

Hicks will take 'no' for answer

If a New Yorker heard Danny "the heavy hitter" Cline were squaring off with Jan "she won't take no for an answer" Dils, they might think boxing, All-Star wrestling, or maybe even Ultimate Fighting.

Council helped state make comp switch

CHARLESTON - When the National Council on Compensation Insurance signed up to help West Virginia convert from public to private workers compensation, the consulting firm spotted a problem right away.