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Morrisey’s office fielding fewer consumer complaints against businesses

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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...

Frontier can’t deny Citynet fiber request, law judge says

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In a case that could bolster competition between Internet providers in West Virginia, Frontier Communications must honor a decade-old agreement with Citynet and allow access to part of Frontier’s fiber-optic cable...

Morrisey aims to collect $13.8 million from usurious lender

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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 borro...

Frontier, Lumos end fiber dispute

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Frontier Communications and Lumos Networks have settled a three-month dispute over a high-speed Internet project, but Lumos wants assurances that the same problems don’t happen again, according to documents filed ...

WV eyes tightened pain clinic rules

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After eight months and two failed inspections, Responsible Pain & Aesthetic Management in Beckley recently became only the fifth licensed pain clinic in West Virginia.

The clinic finally got the state’s...

30 governors expected at The Greenbrier for summer meeting

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For the first time in 65 years, the nation’s governors are holding their summer meeting in West Virginia.

The National Governors Association meeting starts Thursday night and runs through Saturday at The Gre...

Morrisey surveys county commissions about prayer at meetings

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After keeping county officials in the dark for more than a week, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey revealed Thursday that he’s surveying the state’s 55 county commissions to determine whether ...

Morrisey’s office wants county commissions’ meeting records

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office has directed county commissions across the state to turn over meeting minutes, but Morrisey refuses to explain the reason for the inquiry.

A Morrisey ...

W.Va. supreme court justice to sell multimillion-dollar home

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Kanawha County’s most expensive home is going up for sale.

State Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis and husband Scott Segal are selling their estate on Quarry Ridge East. They plan to stay in Charleston and ...

Contractor appeals Lottery project dispute to Supreme Court

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A construction bid dispute that has dogged a $7.6 million West Virginia Lottery building renovation project isn’t over yet.

Wiseman Construction — which briefly held the contract to renovate the Lotte...

Meth labs on decline in WV

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Methamphetamine lab seizures are falling fast in West Virginia.

Law enforcement has reported 123 meth lab busts so far this year, down 20 percent compared to the first six months of last year — and a 66 perc...

Ex-WVSU employee gets $300K to settle ‘hostile’ workplace claim

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West Virginia State University’s grants management arm has agreed to pay former employee Crystal Good and her lawyers $300,000 to settle a complaint, after Good alleged she was exposed to a hostile workplace.

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Raleigh hospital concealed doctor’s misconduct from VA, suit alleges

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In January, the Beckley Veterans Affairs Medical Center offered a job to a doctor who was being investigated for performing unnecessary heart procedures, after Raleigh General Hospital concealed details about the ousted ...

Brazil graft probe won’t derail W.Va. cracker, Tomblin’s office says

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The bribery scandal involving a Brazil-based company that has proposed building a $4 billion ethane cracker plant in Wood County likely won’t affect the viability of the project, a spokesman for Gov. Earl Ray Tomb...

Judge: Handling of WV Lottery project bids ‘shocking to the conscience of the court’

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The West Virginia Lottery’s decision to disqualify a low bidder and award a $7.6 million construction contract to another company was “completely irrational” and “fatally flawed,” accor...

GOP lawmakers want to see documentation on road-sign replacements

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West Virginia Republican lawmakers have asked the Division of Highways to turn over documents that explain the reasons for a $1.6 million road-sign replacement project that has sparked criticism.

An Ohio-based cont...

Delays could spike WV Lottery building project costs

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The cost of a West Virginia Lottery building renovation project — now estimated at $7.6 million — will increase significantly if a three-month bid dispute drags out any longer, according to a motion filed b...

I-79 sign replacement raises questions

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If you’re traveling along a 36-mile stretch of Interstate 79 between Charleston and Clay County, you might think you’re seeing double.

There are mile markers beside mile markers – both with the...

Morrisey says he won’t run for governor

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won’t run for governor after all.

Just a week ago, Morrisey said he was recruiting potential candidates to replace him if he decided to enter the Republican pr...

Morrisey defends inaction on drug company case

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Ten months ago, two state agency leaders asked West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to sue the nation’s largest drug wholesaler, McKesson Corp., alleging that the company fueled the state’s presc...

Morrisey recruiting AG heirs in case he runs for governor

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey hasn’t announced whether or not he’s running for governor, but he said Tuesday he’s already recruiting Republican candidates...

Drug testing for welfare catches few, lawmakers told

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As West Virginia Republican lawmakers renew their push to drug-test welfare recipients, legislators heard Monday that few people are testing positive in the dozen states that already have the h...

Legislative liaison takes new job with state

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The West Virginia Department of Administration’s longtime legislative liaison has left her post amid an office restructuring, agency officials said last week.

Donna Lipscomb Spano, who worked in the cabinet ...