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Ohio resident fears oil industry’s toxic waste

Editor:

I am a resident of Troy Township, in Athens County, Ohio. I recently made a trip to Pennsylvania and saw where all the brine trucks originate that come to my community to deposit their dangerous cargo.

I understand that the...

Are people getting away with murder?

Are people getting away with murder?

Editor:

An unarmed man sitting in a truck with a woman is shot and killed by a man claiming to act in self-defense. Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney Thomas Plymale doesn’t think at this point he ...

Don’t let telecoms control the Internet

Don’t let telecoms control the Internet

Editor:

At this time, it appears that the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Tom Wheeler, charged with overseeing the Internet, will make a decision in our favor by placing the...

W.Va. not getting education it pays for

W.Va. not getting education it pays for

Editor:

In response to the Nov. 16 editorial, “Education and economy,” West Virginia does not “get what it pays for.”

According to National KIDS COUNT, West Virginia ...

U.S. Attorney Goodwin is fighting for justice

U.S. Attorney Goodwin is fighting for justice

Editor:

Reflecting on the year 2014, West Virginians were once again witness to the obvious: some corporations continue to operate as if they are in a third-world country. For example, after...

Corporate tax should increase, not decrease

Corporate tax should increase, not decrease

Editor:

Sen. Shelley Capito is mistaken to propose lowering U.S. corporate tax rates (“Capito talks politics with county commissioners,” Jan. 26). The problem isn’t that big...

Foster youth plan has great potential

Foster youth plan has great potential

Editor:

In the next few months, West Virginia will once again have the opportunity to provide a unique service to our nation. When the Sugar Grove Naval Station in Pendleton County closes in September, ...

Op-ed made good case for climate legislation

Op-ed made good case for climate legislation

Editor:

I was encouraged to see the Jan. 7 op-ed piece “Climate legislation not necessarily doomed.” Jim Probst makes a compelling case for why we can’t afford to ignore the ...

The curling newspaper and scientific fact

The curling newspaper and scientific fact

Editor:

Someone complained in the Gazette’s “Readers’ Voice” and Daily Mail’s “Ventline” about their paper recently beginning to curl. Based on over ...

Editorial cartoon wrong — China produced most CO2 in 2014

Editor:

In the Gazette editorial cartoon on January 27 it was stated that last year “the U.S. has emitted more greenhouse gases than any other country.” This is false.

A Google search, “CO2 emissions by...

If your kids’ future interests you, be worried about climate change

Editor:

I am 82 years old, so global warming is not going to affect me directly in a big way. I could just sit back and say, “Let the next generation worry about it.” As the mother of four, grandmother of 12 and great-...

Democrats must take real stand for working middle class

Editor:

I was so in agreement with the op-ed by John Knight on January 1! It was so articulate and profound. He voiced things that we all need to pay attention to.

I particularly agreed with his quote that “the Liberal lions...

Reader questions state’s honor for felonious former governor

Editor:

Was it appropriate for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to order flags to be hung at half-mast when a felon died?

Scott Gordon

Charleston

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