West Virginia editorial roundup
Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:
The Bluefield Daily Telegraph on the West Virginia Attorney General's Office taking control of the unit that fights Medicaid...
W. Virginia’s Medicaid fraud unit moving under AG control
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Control of a unit that fights Medicaid fraud in West Virginia is being transferred this week.
The fraud unit is moving from the Department of Health and Human...
The Latest: J&J company says it will fight WVa mesh lawsuit
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on The West Virginia attorney general's lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over surgical mesh(all times local):
W.Va. sues over pelvic mesh implant after sales halted in US
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia on Wednesday sued Johnson & Johnson over its marketing of a surgical mesh used to treat pelvic conditions in women after regulators halted sales of the...
West Virginia AG sues opioid makers, says they hid risks
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's top prosecutor filed suits Friday against the major opioid makers Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA for misrepresenting the risks of their...
Former W.Va. educators charged after alleged verbal abuse
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's top prosecutor says three former educators have been arrested on charges that they verbally abused two autistic students.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group of West Virginia lawmakers want control of a recent $37 million opioid settlement with the drug distributor McKesson.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general says state consumers affected by an Equifax data breach last year can now file claims.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A permanent prescription drug disposal site is being placed at the West Virginia Capitol so people wanting to dispose of medication can do so all year.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia attorney general on Wednesday accused the Catholic diocese of attempting to 'sidestep transparency' with its efforts to dismiss a case by the...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's top prosecutor says Charleston's new ordinance to target protests at abortion clinics could run afoul of Constitutional law.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A middle school student has won a contest aimed at raising awareness of prescription painkiller abuse in West Virginia.
Amended sex abuse suit filed against W.Va. Catholic diocese
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Roman Catholic diocese failed to publicly disclose decade-old allegations of sexual abuse of a student involving a Catholic school teacher, the state's...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has joined a federal lawsuit alleging generic drug manufacturers conspired to inflate and manipulate prices.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's top prosecutor is suing a contractor accused of not completing work he was paid to do.
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Thursday announced the...
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's top prosecutor wants to add a county board of education and school administrators to a lawsuit alleging three educators verbally assaulted two autistic...
West Virginia settles opioid lawsuit with McKesson for $37M
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has reached a $37 million settlement with the drug distributor McKesson in a lawsuit accusing the company of shipping millions of suspicious painkiller...
Diocese wants suit alleging it hired pedophiles thrown out
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general on Thursday discounted an effort by a Catholic diocese and its former bishop to quash his lawsuit claiming they knowingly employed...
W.Va. attorney general warns of Social Security scammers
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials are warning West Virginia residents to look out for scammers who pose as the Social Security Administration.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Attorney General's office says a contest deadline is this week for schoolchildren to raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has extended a delay in enforcing a lower court ruling that struck down part of a state law allowing workers to stop paying union...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has reached a $3.2 million settlement with two drug manufacturers over the marketing of the prescription blood thinner Plavix.
The Latest: Diocese disputes some allegations in lawsuit
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on a West Virginia lawsuit accusing a Catholic diocese of knowingly employing pedophiles (all times local):
W.Va. suit accuses diocese of knowingly employing pedophiles
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Catholic diocese and its former bishop in West Virginia knowingly employed pedophiles and failed to conduct adequate background checks on camp and school workers,...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Internet service, used vehicle repairs and cable TV are topping the West Virginia attorney general's list of consumer complaints in the Charleston-Huntington...
W.Va. Senate ask US Supreme Court to review impeachments
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate joined the House of Delegates on Monday in seeking a U.S. Supreme Court review of a ruling that halted impeachment proceedings involving the state...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill that would transfer control of a unit that fights Medicaid fraud to the West Virginia attorney general's office has been sent to the governor.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general is joining with others around the country to support federal legislation to help cut down on illegal robocalls.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill addressing banking services for the state's medical marijuana program.
The Senate approved the bill 29-4 Tuesday. It now...
West Virginia county schools superintendent retiring
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A superintendent is retiring from a West Virginia county school district where a teacher and two aides were accused of verbal abuse.
W.Va. AG files civil case against 3 educators
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has filed a civil complaint alleging three educators verbally assaulted two autistic students at an elementary...
W.Va. to get $302,500 in Fiat Chrysler emissions settlement
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will receive $302,500 as part of a multistate settlement with Fiat Chrysler over emissions cheating allegations.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the state's portion of the settlement Tuesday.
Authorities say the Italian-American automaker equipped more than 100,000 vehicles with diesel engines programmed to run pollution controls during lab tests that would turn off under certain conditions on the road.
W.Va. student contest promotes opioid abuse awareness
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia attorney general's office is sponsoring a contest among schoolchildren to promote awareness of prescription painkiller abuse.
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says in a news release the "Kids Kick Opioids" contest in its third year is open to elementary and middle school students. It can include poems, drawings, letters or anything that promotes awareness of painkiller abuse.
West Virginia consumers to receive settlement funds
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thousands of West Virginia consumers who did business with a kitchen hardware company are being given funds from a settlement with the company.
State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office said in a news release it is distributing more than $235,000 to more than 5,000 consumers.
West Virginia AG: Medical marijuana faces federal risks
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says in a new opinion that financial institutions face risks when providing banking services to medical marijuana businesses because the product is illegal under federal law.
WVa AG’s help sought in Supreme Court impeachment appeal
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three months after a ruling halted the impeachment process involving most of West Virginia's Supreme Court justices, the state Senate president is seeking a second opinion.
Senate President Mitch Carmichael said Friday at the annual Legislative Lookahead forum he's asked state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to look into handling a possible appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Deadline to file claim in mortgage servicer settlement nears
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia residents affected by a settlement with a large mortgage servicer have about six more weeks to file a claim for their part of the settlement.
The West Virginia attorney general's office said in a news release that a $45 million settlement with New Jersey-based PHH Mortgage Corp. resolved allegations dating from 2009 through 2012. The settlement was reached with 49 state attorneys general, the District of Columbia and 45 state mortgage regulators.
W.Va. fencing contractor accused of not starting projects
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia home improvement contractor is accused of never starting fencing projects despite pocketing more than $11,000 in down payments.
A lawsuit filed by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey seeks to block Precision Fence and Floors operator Adam Parsons from doing future contracting work in the state. It also seeks restitution and penalties.
VoteCast: Health care, gun issues helped Manchin
Democrat Joe Manchin's re-election to the U.S. Senate was aided by overwhelming support from West Virginia voters who ranked health care, gun policy or the environment among top issues, according to a nationwide survey of the American electorate.
AP VoteCast found that three-fourths or more of voters who said they were most concerned about one of those issues chose Manchin over Republican Patrick Morrisey.
Results from Tuesday’s general election in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin retained his seat while Republicans swept West Virginia's three U.S. House races, including electing just the state's third woman to Congress.
Here's a look at how races in the state fared Tuesday:
Manchin turned back a challenge by Republican Patrick Morrisey to win his second full-term in the U.S. Senate in a state carried by President Donald Trump.
Manchin re-elected, urges Trump to stop ‘toxic’ talk
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin survived his toughest election campaign in a state that has declared itself loyal to Donald Trump, then implored the president to take the lead in halting the "toxic" political talk that has divided the nation.
The Democrat won his second full term in the U.S. Senate, defeating Republican West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
Democrat Joe Manchin wins 2nd term in W.Va. US Senate race
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democrat Joe Manchin pushed back against the popularity of President Donald Trump in his own state to win his second full term in the U.S. Senate.
Manchin endured the toughest campaign in his three-plus decades in West Virginia politics, defeating Republican state attorney general Patrick Morrisey on Tuesday.
Manchin celebrates win, bashes Trump
West Virginians vote in Trump stronghold
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two years after President Donald Trump easily won West Virginia, voters are deciding a midterm election in one of his Republican strongholds.
Tuesday's election includes races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, the Legislature, the state Supreme Court and two proposed constitutional amendments.
In the U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Joe Manchin goes against Republican state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
Democrat Manchin seeks another Senate term in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The toughest fight of Democrat Joe Manchin's three-plus decades in West Virginia politics comes down to whether he can retain his U.S. Senate seat in a state that was a stronghold for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
Manchin goes after a second full term in the Senate on Tuesday against comparative political newcomer Patrick Morrisey, the two-term Republican state attorney general hoping to ride plenty of attention from Trump in recent months to victory.
Manchin, Morrisey spar during only US Senate debate in W.Va.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican challenger Patrick Morrisey sparred Thursday night over the opioid epidemic, tax cuts, the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and more during the only debate of their campaign.
Both candidates talked over each other often during the testy debate as they tried to get their points across.
West Virginia editorial roundup
Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:
Charleston Gazette on President Donald Trump visiting Huntington:
Trump returning to West Virginia to stump for Morrisey
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to West Virginia to rally for Republican U.S. Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey.
Morrisey's campaign said in a statement Sunday that Trump will attend a rally at the Tri-State Airport near Huntington on Friday.
It's the third campaign rally Trump will attend for Morrisey. He attended rallies in Charleston in August and in September in Wheeling.
A guide to the Nov. 6 general election in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginian voters in the Nov. 6 midterm general election will decide who gets seats up for grabs in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, the Legislature and the state Supreme Court. There also are two ballot issues. Early voting in West Virginia runs from Wednesday through Nov. 3.
State AG told to release communication with opioid firms
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Blasting West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for a "blatant disregard" of state public records laws, a judge has ordered the U.S. Senate candidate to release correspondence with opioid manufacturers.