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Readers' Vent: April 30, 2019

There are two girls, who appear to be in middle school, riding a motor bike on Browns Creek Road off of Route 60 without helmets. I’m worried that they are going to be hit by a car. I also wonder where the heck their parents are.

I can’t believe that Sen. Joe Manchin is considering quitting yet another job for which we elected him. If he resigns from the Senate to run for governor, how can he ever be trusted again?

The Alice Knight Memorial Trail at Coonskin Park will be buried by the airport expansion, along with most of the woods in the park. Terrible way to destroy “The people’s park,” built by the citizens of the county.

The leadership of the NRA has to be the biggest bunch of cowards ever. They want everyone in the U.S. to carry a gun everywhere except where they congregate.

Higher education is a for profit industry. Lenders and schools loaning and collecting money for a product. There is no verifiable proof the product is actually worth the cost, is really needed or if an expensive one is any better than a cheap one. Tax dollars should not be involved in this scam.

Do climate change supporters realize we’re one industrialized country out of dozens producing emissions. No matter who is in the White House or how many industries we shut down. There will still be pollution.

All we hear from our politicians is they want to improve West Virginia when really all they do is increase the size of government, costing us more taxes. Want to move West Virginia forward? OK, here is your answer: reduce the number of counties from the current 55 to 10. Counties were laid out years ago so everyone could access services within an hour’s drive. Look how far an hour will take you now. This will save millions per year freeing money for education, roads, etc. It won’t happen because no one has the backbone to propose it.

If you champion gun possession and white nationalism, isn’t it logical to expect someone will use a gun to express his hate?

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Funerals for Friday, July 19, 2019

Cawley Jr., George - 3 p.m., Gatens - Harding Funeral Home, Poca.

Cunningham, Corinna - 11 a.m., Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mt. Lookout.

Evenson, Warren - 2 p.m., Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

Lawrence, Jerry - 1 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

Ratliff, Sarah - 2 p.m., Odd Fellow Cemetery, Oak Hill.

Williams, Scott - 11 a.m., Gatens - Harding Funeral Home, Poca.