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Readers' Vent: June 19, 2019

So, it’s dangerous distracted driving when using a phone, but it’s OK for a driver to let a dog ride in his lap obscuring left side mirror and endangering the dog in the event of an accident.

If they pass this education bill that allows parents to use taxpayer money for religious schools, is there anything in the bill stopping the Church of Satan from opening a school in West Virginia and getting our tax money? Something must be done! I don’t want my money supporting Satan or atheist education!

Banning abortions won’t stop abortions from happening, they say. Then why do we need gun laws?

Regarding road repairs planned for the Kanawha Falls residents’ detour routes, I must say that $6.8 million for 10 miles of graded gravel road seems ridiculously expensive.

Route 817 (used to be 35) from Hurricane Creek road to Winfield is the worst stretch of pavement in Putnam County. But it has new yellow stripes! What a waste of taxpayer money!

Come on PGA! Do something to stop the obnoxious screaming after shots! It’s difficult to watch and it’s very disrespectful of the players and the sport!

If charter schools are wonderful, nonprofit and available to any child, why not make all schools charter schools with limited governmental regulations? Students could attend any school they want to attend and teachers and administrators could teach anything they want to teach to benefit students. However, don’t try to play the “separation of church and state” card when something is being taught that you don’t approve.

At one time, there was a ferry service across the Kanawha River, just upstream from the now-closed bridge. Perhaps this could be an option for residents on the south side of the river.

Any time a bunch of conservative groups get together to support something, you know they smell money. In this case, money from the state treasury to private and religious schools is the bait. The last thing West Virginia needs is schools run by greedy incompetent thieves and more wackos supported by ESAs.

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Funerals for Thursday, August 22, 2019

Booth, Paul - 2 p.m., Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Cummings, David - 1 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Gregor, Kathy - 5 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

Lore, Madge - 11 a.m., Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Sanders, Wetzel - 2 p.m., McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin.

Stalnaker, Lillian - 11 a.m., Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods.