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Patrick Morrisey, W. Va. Attorney General
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says West Virginia will receive more than $845,000 from a multistate settlement with Amgen Inc.

The $71 million settlement resolved investigations by 48 states and the District of Columbia into illegal marketing of Amgen's drugs Aranesp and Enbrel.

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  According to a recently conducted survey by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, at least six of 55 county commissions in West Virginia start their meetings with a prayer.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported Tuesday that Jackson, Mineral, Pleasants, Ritchie and Tyler county commissioners say a prayer at meetings, while the Berkeley County Commission opens its meetings with a prayer by a clergy member or commissioner.

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 Cabell-Huntington Hospital is one step closer to acquiring St. Mary’s Medical Center. An antitrust agreement filed by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office establishes a series of conditions for the acquisition.

At a news conference Friday, Morrisey said the agreement ensures the merger follows state and federal law while also providing access to affordable health care in the area through economic competition.

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Republican attorneys general from across the county will meet next month at The Greenbrier resort.

The Republican Attorneys General Association is set to hold its summer national meeting at the resort in White Sulphur Springs from Aug. 1-4.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey sits on the organization's executive committee. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi chairs the executive committee.

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A federal judge has ruled that West Virginia must pay about $92,000 to lawyers who fought the state's same-sex marriage ban.

The Charleston Gazette reports that fees approved Thursday by U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers were less than one-third the amount the lawyers requested. He said the number of hours billed and the hourly rates were excessive for West Virginia.

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West Virginia and eight other states are suing over new water regulations criticized as overly burdensome on farmers and landowners.

On Tuesday, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It was filed in southern Georgia federal court.

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says he won't run for governor next year, instead seeking re-election for his current post.

The first-term Republican made the announcement Tuesday during a conference call with reporters.

The decision could help the state's newly empowered Republican Party avoid a bruising primary fight.

 


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A federal appeals court has thrown out a pair of lawsuits challenging the Obama administration's plan to address climate change.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the lawsuits are premature because the proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency is not yet final.

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Six months after mid-term elections, the race for West Virginia’s next governor is already underway with two major announcements this week from Republican leaders.

On Monday, Republican Congressman David McKinley announced on a conference call with reporters he was setting aside personal aspirations to run for re-election to the House of Representative. His announcement was followed quickly Tuesday by a press conference where Senate President Bill Cole confirmed he would run for the office.

“I will be a candidate for governor of the great state of West Virginia,” Cole said during the short speech at his Nissan dealership near Bluefield. He followed the announcement with a second press conference in Charleston where he was surrounded by Republican members of both the House and Senate.

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Abortions are now banned 20 weeks after conception in West Virginia.

The ban became effective Tuesday, despite Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's disapproval.

On West Virginia Morning, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey appeared before Congress yesterday to say the EPA’s clean power plan is illegal.  And Jesse Wright has the story about how service dogs can help veterans dealing with PTSD.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.


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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey testified in front of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee Tuesday saying the EPA’s Clean Power Plan is illegal.

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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office will present oral arguments before a U.S. Court of Appeals Thursday fighting the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon emission standards. 

The proposed standards were released for comment last summer by the federal EPA. They would require states across the country to reduce their carbon emissions by 30 percent in 15 years, focusing particularly on emissions from coal-fired power plants.

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 Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says the owner of a company that sold illegal synthetic drugs in West Virginia has been fined $375,000.

Morrisey said Thursday that the fine is part of a permanent injunction issued by the Putnam County Circuit Court against Nutragenomics Manufacturing LLC owner Drew Green. According to the attorney general, Green violated state law by misleading customers and mislabeling the chemicals his now-defunct company sold over the phone and online.

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  In a possible bid for governor, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says he raised more than $310,000 over two months and has about $546,000 in cash.

In a news release Thursday, Morrisey said the totals account for a late January fundraising start and a new $250,000 self-loan.

Morrisey's campaign says he may use the cash for re-election or the open governor's race next year.

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Imagine you go to pull your social security card or driver's license out of your wallet, and instead find a note demanding money for its return. The digital version of that scenario played out in one business owner's computer.

Ryan Whittington owns and operates Club K-9, a dog-boarding facility in South Charleston. He was blind-sided by the Cryptolocker virus, which is a type of malicious software broadly known as ransomware.

At the legislature today, Republican leaders are one step closer to realizing their tort reform goals this session as the Senate passes a bill imposing comparative fault. The amended bill heads back to the House for its approval. And on tourism day at the legislature, we'll meet the new Tourism Commissioner and find out her priorities to grow the number of visitors to the state. These stories and more coming up on The Legislature Today.

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A West Virginia attorney general report says the company behind last January's chemical spill knew of its facility's defects for years.

The report released Thursday by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey office's says in 2010, one manager's report even said "a potential catastrophic failure" could occur without drainage improvements.

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Three West Virginia law enforcement departments getting money to buy boxes for residents to safely get rid of unused prescriptions.

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A Putnam County store operator has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine to the state to settle a price-gouging complaint after the January water crisis.

Under the terms of the agreement released Tuesday by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Mid Valley Mart LLC says it will comply with state consumer protection laws. In exchange, a Putnam County Circuit Court complaint will be dismissed.

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