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Readers' Vent: May 11, 2019

Friday’s paper on page C-1 shows exactly what’s wrong with DOH and state government. There are NINE so called workers, (that’s only what you can see) taking down one light pole in front of the Capitol. Look out your window governor and stop the waste.

Nobody is saying we can’t handle roundabouts. We’re saying a roundabout might not handle the amount of traffic that travels through that intersection. Saying WVDOH engineers studied the problem only increases our doubts.

Have to agree that parking in downtown Charleston is horrific at best. It’s hard to try and draw people and business to downtown when parking is so expensive and inconvenient. I’m not sure what the answer is, but I do know that what they are doing right now is not the best solution.

Mayor Goodwin’s “Make Charleston Shine” clean up effort is symbolic in the way that it is washing away 16 years of a neglectful, crony-oriented Danny Jones administration. Keep up the good work Amy!

I’ll believe it when I see it that there is impact of $56 million off four tournaments at the Shawnee Sports Complex. That $14 million per tournament. I don’t think so. Maybe $56,000.

The “old men” of Congress have taken it upon themselves to decide what I can and can not do with my body. Why are there never any female Congressional representatives joyfully celebrating victory over my rights as a woman?

Tragic loss of life to the workers digging the Hawks Nest Tunnel. Coal miners today are breathing the same coal and rock dust needlessly and they are only guilty of trying to make a living for their families. What a terrible price to pay! The proof is right before our eyes now. Every time you see a blackened face coal miner consider what kind of air he had to breathe during his shift.

It is pitiful that AEP cannot keep the power on in Charleston during beautiful weather, no wind or rain. The electricity’s been going off then on then off again repeatedly. What is their problem? Is their equipment too old or what?

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