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Voice you opinion on garbage bags

Voice you opinion on garbage bags

Editor:

Recently you printed that Charleston is going to solicit bids for garbage bags again. Hopefully your readers will let city officials know how much they like bags that are too small to fit over the...

ACA tax hurts small businesses

ACA tax hurts small businesses

Editor:

The Health Insurance Tax (HIT) that’s part of the Affordable Care Act is an encumbrance that small businesses cannot withstand. My surveying company used to have at least a dozen employees,...

Voice you opinion on garbage bags

Voice you opinion on garbage bags

Editor:

Recently you printed that Charleston is going to solicit bids for garbage bags again. Hopefully your readers will let city officials know how much they like bags that are too small to fit over the...

Some couldn’t survive without government aid

Readers’ forum

Illegal immigrants best helped by deportation

Editor:

America is responsible for the increased number of illegal immigrants. By allowing the middle-class and corporations to employ illegal immigrants as cheap labor, the debt incurred by...

Rebuilding Together a force for good

Editor:

I wish to publicly recognize the support that Rebuilding Together provides for safe and affordable housing in the area. Rebuilding Together provides more help than most people realize in many different ways and with many different...

Carbon fee policy gaining support

Editor:

Thank you for Paul Nyden’s article about the potential for renewable energy to improve black neighborhoods.

Last summer, I spent several weeks in Huntington and in the Montgomery area, meeting with civic-minded people...

Problems from fracking can be solved

Editor:

My colleagues Michael McCawley, John Quaranta and I recently published a paper in which we summarized the findings of a year-long research project commissioned by the West Virginia Legislature. Given this level of effort and peer...

Rahall has actively supported coal miners

Editor:

Back in the ’60s my father transferred to the Appalachian coalfields. I was married and raising a family of my own. Visits to West Virginia were often. Presently, two of my sons, with families of their own, frequently vacation the ...

Islamic State is abhorrent to Islam

Editor:

As a Syrian-American Muslim, I would like to express my deep condemnation of the actions carried out by the abhorrent group called the Islamic State. Their action is not only reprehensible but completely against my faith as a Muslim and...

Letter: How can president go over heads of Congress?

Editor:

In all of my 90-plus years I never observed a president to bypass the Congress and make his own rules. I thought we lived in a democracy where “we the people” passed legislation to lead us to a true democracy. How is it...

Letter: Kudos to Manchin for climate change meeting

Editor:

Thank you for Ken Ward’s summary of the meeting between Senators Joe Manchin and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.). If a senator from coal country can meet and discuss openly climate change and energy issues with a senator from a...

Courtesy Patrol was there when needed

Courtesy Patrol was there when needed

Editor:

I was traveling from Charleston late at night, having picked up a friend at Yeager Airport. Near Amma, I had a flat tire. I was much relieved, at 10:30 p.m., to see a Courtesy Patrol truck pull ...

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