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Readers' Vent: May 25, 2019

The proponents of charter schools and educational savings accounts remind me of someone saying, “Well, let’s just lower the temperature of this water and see if it really turns to ice at 32-degrees.”

A couple of years ago, the Kanawha County school board asked the public to vote on a school calendar option. Parents overwhelmingly voted for the Tuesday after Labor Day or the later date in August. The school board blatantly disregarded those wishes then and have disregarded those wishes now in setting the upcoming school calendars for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Let children have summer vacation! Hopefully when its time for re-election of board members, voters will remember how their opinions did not matter.

Will the agency that gives syringes to intravenous drug users be legally responsible for the user’s death or the harm they cause to others?

Hi, a couple of reasons Carmichael is calling a special session now is so he and his companions can get more money, from us the tax payers. Every time an extra session is called, we the tax payers get less for other things that are needed just to make the law makers richer.

Again and again we have all the presidents men led away in handcuffs. It is a real life mob running our country. Who Putin him in office.

I hope the veteran motorcyclists made it safely to Rainelle and on to Washington, D.C. I certainly hope someone warned them of the deplorable road conditions on U.S. 60. What an embarrassment to our state.

I think we have all learned a hard lesson. Running the country/state like a business means serving the CEO’s interests first, many times to the exclusion of the best interests of the public and sometimes even in defiance of the law. I will be looking for statesmen/women who put their civic duties ahead of themselves when I vote the next time.

Whoever set of the traffic diversion for I-64 east in Charleston needs some training. It makes no sense to push all of the traffic to the far left lanes as it approaches the 64/77 split. Most traffic follows the 64 east/77 south route, which goes to the right. Pushing the traffic to the left creates a traffic problem where none should exist. The DOH just makes me scratch my head and wonder who’s awake there.

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Funerals for Monday, June 17, 2019

Baker, Peggy - 11 a.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Goff, Joyce - 1 p.m., Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Kirby, Helen - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Kizer, Ernest - 1 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Leach, Robert - 5 p.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Sheets, Jonathan - 2 p.m., O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Sturm, John - 11 a.m., Simpson Creek Baptist Church, Bridgeport.

Suttle, James - 2 p.m., Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle. ements.

Wood, E.C. - 1 p.m., Humphrey's Memorial United Methodist Church, Sissonville.

Woodall, Kennedy - 11 a.m., Forest Hills Cemetery, Flatrock.