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Morrisey’s office fielding fewer consumer complaints against businesses

West Virginians are filing a decreasing number of consumer complaints against businesses under Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s watch.

Morrisey’s Consumer Protection Division is on pace to field 25 percent fewer complaints about...

Even after federal ruling, advocates say state LGBT protections needed

A ruling by a federal agency earlier this month declaring employment discrimination based on sexual orientation to be illegal does not remove the need for West Virginia to pass a law banning employment and housing discrimination against gays and...

AG’s office looking into ‘telephone town hall’ FCC testimony

The attorney general’s office is reviewing Congressional testimony given Tuesday by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler that at least two Capitol Hill publications concluded could bar public officials from conducting...

Manchin donations surged after deciding to stay in Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite almost a year of flirting with the possibility of returning to West Virginia to run for governor in 2016, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin didn’t receive much love from campaign donors outside of political action...

Campaign to let people know about illegal ‘casino nights’

Lottery commission aims to teach such events are illegal, instead of crack down

By Phil Kabler

Staff writer

West Virginia Lottery commissioners on Tuesday endorsed a public awareness campaign to remind residents that “casino...

Morrisey aims to collect $13.8 million from usurious lender

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is seeking to hire a lawyer licensed in California to help collect a $13.8 million judgment against a loan company that charged exorbitant interest rates and harassed borrowers.

Nearly 300 West...

Historic 1960 Humphrey-Kennedy debate took place in WV
Historic 1960 Humphrey-Kennedy debate took place in WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Organizers of a campaign to bring a 2016 presidential debate to Charleston are hoping history is on their side — in the form of a groundbreaking 1960 debate held here.

On May 4, 1960 — a week before the...

Statehouse Beat: All sides coming together on casino downturn

There’s no question that the state’s four racetrack casinos are experiencing steep declines in attendance and revenues, essentially surrounded on three sides by larger, fancier facilities that are much closer to population centers in...

Manchin leaning toward supporting Iran deal

WASHINGTON – Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday he is leaning toward supporting the Iranian nuclear deal because the alternative would be war.

Manchin is the latest Democrat to speak favorably of the agreement. Members of his party have started ...

Cole, GOP donors meet for closed-door discussion
Cole, GOP donors meet for closed-door discussion

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following a Friday fundraiser in Charleston attended by about 100 Republicans, West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole, political donors and other state and national party leaders met for an exclusive round-table discussion ...

Alyce Faye Bragg: Sing the praises of the chanterelle, but beware its evil twin

By Alyce Faye Bragg

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Summer simmers along like the monotonous chirr of a jarfly, but here and there hints of autumn to come are already appearing. I found my first katydid this week, and son Andy says that he and...

Statehouse Beat: Justice unknown as political entity

While Senate President Bill Cole’s gubernatorial efforts seem to be chugging right along, picking up endorsements from many Republican legislators and erstwhile rival Patrick Morrisey, and hosting a number of big campaign fundraisers, the same...

Alyce Faye Bragg Column: Sing the praises of the chanterelle but beware its evil twin

CHARLESTON — W.Va. Summer simmers along like the monotonous chirr of a jarfly, but here and there hints of autumn to come are already appearing. I found my first katydid this week, and son Andy says that he...

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