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Readers' Vent: May 15, 2019

I am not against feeding the hungry, especially children, but KCS doesn’t have the best way. Way too much food is wasted because kids would rather play as to eat properly, and there’s not enough supervision to make sure food is not wasted.

You can’t have it both ways. Either buy cheap or have American made items.

The roundabout will be a mess because many West Virginia drivers don’t understand “right of way.” Ever got to a four-way stop last and been waved on by the person who was there first? Ever seen someone stop at a green light to let someone in the opposite lane turn left? Traffic will be backed up because everyone will be waving each other on and no one will be going.

The Republicans in the Legislature are the new blood with new ideas trying to correct what decades of Democrat control has done to our state. We have been last in every poll for many years. The recent power switch wasn’t the cause.

Black lung is rising even in the face of prevention knowledge. It’s the fault of the coal industry that forgoes prevention for the sake of profits. What can we do when Republicans who chip away at laws intended to prevent black lung are continually re-elected by the very miners at risk? As they gasp for air at least miners can take pride that they voted for anti-abortionists.

The Elk Plaza has become a target for panhandling. There are at times people on each intersection and many times standing in the middle of the road begging. This has become a huge nuisance not to mention an accident waiting to happen.

Our walk was ruined today at Coonskin by inconsiderate pet owners who let their dogs roam free on trails. It wasn’t cute when your two dogs jumped all over my dog. It was clear you had absolutely no control over them. All dogs must be on a leash, and this means your dogs, too!

I’d love to see “Car Talk” become a daily column.

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Funerals for Sunday, June 16, 2019

Brown, Marjorie - 2 p.m., Dunbar First Baptist Church, Dunbar.

Cunningham, Lawrence - 3 p.m., Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason.

Fought, Opal - 2 p.m., Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Galford, Mable - 2 p.m., VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton.

Kyer, David - 2 p.m., Fleming Cemetery, Cottle.

Shull, Jessie - 2 p.m., Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Thomas, James - 1 p.m., 2101 Kaye-Neva Lane, Sissonville.