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West Virginia Governor Agrees to Pay Family Firm’s $1M Fines

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has agreed to pay $1.23 million in court-ordered sanctions against one of his family’s companies. A lawyer for Justice’s companies on Thursday filed an order saying they’ve reached a settlement with federal prosecutors to clear the fines in three payments of $410,000. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart… Read More

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Hepatitis C Program Launches in West Virginia to Fight Virus

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MORGANTOWN, W.V. (AP) – An initiative to combat the rise of hepatitis C infections has launched in West Virginia. News outlets report a five-year program called HepConnect launched Wednesday at West Virginia University. It was created by California-based biotech company Gilead Sciences. Gilead Head of Government Affairs Derek Spencer says HepConnect has three purposes: improving… Read More

Concealed Carry Debate: Do Weak Permit Laws Lead To Increased Gun Violence?

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Lawmakers and dozens of opponents to a pro-gun bill squared off in an Ohio House committee over so-called “Constitutional Carry,” HB178, which allows people to carry a concealed weapon without the need for a permit or training. Amy Whitson is a trauma surgeon who teaches advanced trauma life support in Columbus. She says she’s seen first-hand the serious and fatal… Read More

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Federal Prosecutors Say WV Gov. Justice Responsible For Fines Against Family Company

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Federal prosecutors on Tuesday said they will seek a court ruling to hold West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his son, Jay Justice, personally accountable for a $1.23 million civil fine imposed on one of the family’s coal businesses, Justice Energy Company, Inc. In a court filing, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West… Read More