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Manchin pens letter to Trump seeking preservation of drug office
By May 18, 2017 Read More →

Manchin pens letter to Trump seeking preservation of drug office

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., sent a letter Wednesday to President Donald Trump urging him not to gut the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, a federal agency responsible for curbing the nation’s opioid epidemic. Politico and other news outlets have reported that the Trump administration […]

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WV DEP chief Caperton refuses hearing on MVP pipeline appeal
By May 17, 2017 Read More →

WV DEP chief Caperton refuses hearing on MVP pipeline appeal

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Justice administration has quietly refused to schedule a hearing on an appeal of a state authorization for the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline. Last week, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Austin Caperton signed a letter in which he denied a request for a hearing on an […]

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By May 16, 2017 Read More →

Attorneys: C8 case settlement’s final deadline looming

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Attorneys in the C8 cases against DuPont have cautioned clients who have yet to respond to the settlement packets to soon do so. Otherwise they will not be entitled to any compensation in the agreement reached in February in the multi-district litigation against DuPont, […]

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WV Supreme Court upholds ruling in Butler case
By May 10, 2017 Read More →

WV Supreme Court upholds ruling in Butler case

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals with a 3-2 vote affirmed a circuit court ruling that dismissed felony civil rights violations against a man accused of saying an anti-gay slur before striking two men moments after he saw them kiss. Justices Allen Loughry, Menis Ketcum and Elizabeth […]

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Jenkins announces bid for U.S. Senate
By May 9, 2017 Read More →

Jenkins announces bid for U.S. Senate

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins has announced his bid for U.S. Senate against Sen. Joe Manchin. In a video released Monday, Jenkins, who represents the third district, announced his anticipated run against Manchin. In the nearly 3-minute video, Jenkins criticized Manchin in areas including gun control and Planned […]

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Planned Parenthood paid Morrisey’s wife’s firm $460K for lobbying
By May 8, 2017 Read More →

Planned Parenthood paid Morrisey’s wife’s firm $460K for lobbying

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Washington, D.C., firm partly owned by the wife of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey lobbies on Capitol Hill for Planned Parenthood, a group Morrisey and other Republicans have routinely used as a political punching bag. Denise Henry Morrisey holds the second-largest ownership stake in Capitol […]

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WV Reps. Mooney, Jenkins, McKinley vote yes on AHCA
By May 5, 2017 Read More →

WV Reps. Mooney, Jenkins, McKinley vote yes on AHCA

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — All three of West Virginia’s congressional representatives, all Republicans, voted to revise the Affordable Care Act, joining a narrow majority Thursday. The GOP-backed legislation, the American Health Care Act, will roll back required patient protections for health care providers. It passed 217-213, and will go on to […]

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April revenue still down, but severance taxes rebounding
By May 4, 2017 Read More →

April revenue still down, but severance taxes rebounding

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Although Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy said April’s revenues were “disappointing,” one bit of good news came from severance tax collections. In a Wednesday call with reporters, Hardy said collections for last month came in at about $468 million but were still below estimates. “It was disappointing because […]

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By May 1, 2017 Read More →

UMW health-care benefits secured in budget deal

From staff, wire reports Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A permanent fix to fund the health-care benefits for more than 22,000 retired coal miners is included in a $1 trillion budget deal made public by Congressional leaders early this morning. The language sought by the United Mine Workers union is a three-page section that starts […]

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More details being made public in WV water crisis settlement
By April 28, 2017 Read More →

More details being made public in WV water crisis settlement

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha Valley residents, businesses and workers will be able to easily obtain millions of dollars in payments from West Virginia American Water Co. and Eastman Chemical for the contamination of the region’s drinking water supply, according to detailed class-action settlement documents made public in federal court […]

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