Covering/not covering West Virginia elections
Reading the Sunday News-Register
The weekly "Bill Cole for Governor" editorial
How do you know it's Sunday? Easy, check to see if there's a Bill Cole for Governor editorial at the top of the editorial page. Today's editorial is labeled "Turning W.Va. Economy Around" and like his drug plan which was the subject of a previous Sunday . . .
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"Attorneys General Work to Curb Drugs" and in others breaking news "Police Seek to Capture Criminals"
This morning's Intelligencer front page featured yet another non-story in support of Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's re-election bid. Taking up one-third of the front page, we learn that he and Ohio . . .
What's currently the most important issue facing West Virginia?
(Hint -- judging by what some Republican legislators are saying, it doesn't appear to be jobs or flood relief)
Reporter Eric Eyre wrote in Wednesday morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail:
A Republican state senator is urging West Virginia lawmakers to take up a transgender “bathroom bill” as the No. 1 item on a special session agenda that places flood relief as the fourth — and last — measure on the same list.
Senator . . .
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Finally, Attorney General Morrisey's drug conflict-of-interest makes the national news
The third story on tonight's CBS Evening News after Clinton's attack on Trump's foreign policy qualifications and more news about Prince's opioid problems was an excellent 4-minute segment on West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's conflict-of-interest with the drug companies that have compounded the state's . . .
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Continuing the anti-McGraw crusade
Sometimes it's not what gets published, it's what isn't published that counts
Found on page 3 of this morning's Intelligencer:
W.Va. Attorney General, Wells Fargo Reach $8M Settlement in Dispute
The article tells us that Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won a settlement with Wells Fargo Bank over banking practices:
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick . . .
Morrisey Watch 15
Morrisey loses another case as the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ends his one-decision win streak
On Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Gloucester County's bathroom policy, finding that the policy violated Title IX which prohibits discrimination in schools. The Chaleston Gazette-Mail and others noted the involvement of West Virginia's attorney general:
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick . . .
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So what if the state loses (yet again) -- AG Morrisey has a November election to think about?
Despite a long losing streak in judicial suits involving the Clean Power Plan, WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 24 other state attorney generals are trying an even more unlikely-to-win tactic -- going directly to the Supreme Court. As The Hill reported on Wednesday:
The state attorneys general leading the court fight . . .
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