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Friday August 10, 2018

Justice celebrates positive economic news for WV

Governor Jim Justice likes to use props to make his points.  He frequently writes his key points on a white board during a press conference,...

Thursday August 9, 2018

Supreme Court impeachment–What does it all mean?

The late esteemed Associated Press correspondent George Esper, when preparing to write a big story, said he first paused and asked himself, “What does it...

Wednesday August 8, 2018

Justice’s tax presser fails to answer all questions

  With Governor Jim Justice, there is frequently an element of the peculiar.  There certainly was Monday when Justice called a news conference to say...

Tuesday August 7, 2018

Legislators get firsthand look at Supreme Court’s extravagant furnishings

Members of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee have finally gotten a firsthand look at the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals costly renovations and furnishings. It...

Friday August 3, 2018

The House Judiciary Committee’s huge decision

It is a foregone conclusion that the House Judiciary Committee will recommend impeachment of suspended State Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry, and that the full...

Thursday August 2, 2018

West Virginia’s ‘happiness’ deficit

West Virginia may be “almost heaven,” but we’re not necessarily all that happy about our lives in the Mountain State.  MagnifyMoney researchers set out to...

Wednesday August 1, 2018

What the Ketchum plea says about the Supreme Court investigation

Former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum availed himself of what he must have believed was one of the perks of the position—using a...

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Socialism gains traction with the lure of free stuff

Socialism is hot right now. The upset win by New York City congressional candidate Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez last month triggered a wave of stories and opining...

Monday July 30, 2018

West Virginia political race ratings updates

With just over three months before the November General Election, here’s what the major rating agencies and polls are saying about the biggest political races...

Friday July 27, 2018

Canterbury’s testimony adds weight to impeachment

If this House Judiciary Committee impeachment investigation has a star witness, it is Steve Canterbury. The former long-time state Supreme Court of Appeals administrator delivered...

Thursday July 26, 2018

Blankenship’s uphill ballot battle

Don Blankenship may have gathered enough petition signatures to qualify for access to the November General Election ballot, but he faces two significant legal hurdles...

Wednesday July 25, 2018

3 members of WV Supreme Court cleared by Judicial Investigation Commission, but troubles not over

The three remaining members of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals have received their first good news in weeks. The Judicial Investigation Commission has...

Tuesday July 24, 2018

Opioid death rate in West Virginia may be slowing

Maybe, just maybe, the number of deaths from opioid addiction in West Virginia is beginning to slow down. Midyear figures released by the State Department...

Monday July 23, 2018

Imperious Supreme Court blocks media from office tour

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals continues to deepen its defensive crouch as the impeachment investigation moves forward. The latest evidence of the Court’s...

Friday July 20, 2018

FTC, states crack down on charity scammers claiming to help veterans

Patriotic Americans have a soft spot for veterans, and many of us willingly donate to charitable organizations that provide needed services for veterans.  Unfortunately, however,...

Thursday July 19, 2018

Secretary of State’s Office readies for Blankenship ballot challenge

The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office is preparing for what is expected to be a contentious argument over whether Don Blankenship should be allowed...

Wednesday July 18, 2018

Trump’s Helsinki fumble, and questionable recovery

The words spoken by the leader of the free world matter. Just a few utterances can impact economies, trigger conflict or resolve differences. An American...

Tuesday July 17, 2018

Democrats, Republicans choose up sides on abortion amendment

The Democratic and Republican parties have taken opposite sides on Amendment One, the proposed amendment to the West Virginia Constitution that could dramatically impact abortions...

Monday July 16, 2018

Supreme Court arrogance evident in chastisement of Judiciary Committee investigation

The West Virginia House of Delegates Judiciary Committee was just one day into its hearings on whether to impeach one or more members of the...

Friday July 13, 2018

WVU, HEPC clash

Long-simmering tensions between West Virginia University and the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) have risen to a boil. The HEPC develops and oversees policies for...

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