Letters to the Editor

Agencies Promote Cooperative Efforts

Editor, News-Register: I would like to address the need for regional education service agencies beyond some of the obvious points that have been made like the cooperative purchasing, outstanding professional development, and professional coaching that happens throughout each school year when ...

RESAs an Invaluable Aid to Public Schools

Editor, News-Register: The demand on today’s public school systems is forever increasing. We consistently find ourselves trying to meet rising expectations and attempting to provide additional services. The thought of facing these demands without our regional education service agencies is ...

Trump Just Making ‘The Swamp’ Murkier

Editor, News-Register: Although we are very early into the presidency of Donald J. Trump, it already is, I feel, quite obvious that Mr. Trump has no intention of comporting himself in a more serious-minded, respectful and more “presidential” manner, and we have entered an era where ...

Trump Foes’ Antics Will Destroy Democrats

Editor, News-Register: For all the people that supported and voted for Donald Trump, thank you so much. After the devastating loss of the Democrats in the presidential election, they will never accept their loss. The far left and so-called celebrities will continue their frivolous antics ...

Action Against Legion Slap in Face to Blacks

Editor, News-Register: The late Arch Riley, the author of the Wheeling charter revision, would, I think, be shocked at the apparent hijacking of the legislative duties by two salaried employees of the city. I refer to the recent front page story about the city manager and the chief of police ...

Acting Attorney General Fired for Insubordination

Editor, News-Register: Where to start? OK. Bea Stelmach’s remarks (“Trump’s Actions Should Disturb Americans,” Sunday, Feb. 12.) Trump fired the acting attorney general because she was deliberately and knowingly insubordinate. Duh. She thought her job was to make policy, not ...

RESAs Important For Local School Systems

Editor, News-Register: Like many West Virginians, I am nervously bracing myself for anticipated cuts to the very things that make our state livable and therefore positioned for growth; whispers from our legislators and the media that covers them allude to cuts to K-12 education, higher ...

Humble Doesn’t Mean Weak, Mr. President

Editor, News-Register: I’ve been trying to stay away from politics for awhile and simply pray for our country and her leaders. If my post sounds political in any way, I assure you it is not my intention. Here goes. If I could say anything to our President Trump today it would be ...

Trump’s Actions Should Disturb Americans

Editor, News-Register: Trump has been busy the few days he has been president. He fired an acting attorney general because she stood up to him indicating his Muslim ban likely was unlawful. Then he fired the acting ICE chief over the refugee order. One thousand diplomats at the State ...

State Agencies, Officials Not Held Accountable

Editor, News-Register: As we are all aware, West Virginia is in financial distress. One of the state’s biggest problems is that our state agencies resort to being sued for frivolous issues and then lose, costing the state hundreds of thousands of dollars yearly! I know for a fact as I ...

Support Bill on Shared Parenting in W.Va.

Editor, News-Register: The purpose of this letter is to request your readers to support Senate Bill 189, a bill to push a more balanced child custody law that would lead to more equal parenting time after divorce. Children raised by single parents account for 90 percent of homeless and ...

Proposal for Helicopter In Marshall Questioned

Editor, News-Register: In order to put the helicopter at the Marshall County airport, all the general aviation aircraft would need to be thrown out of the current hangar. This will also close down general aviation maintenance and services. It was also suggested to put a double- wide home ...

Stop Wasting Money in W.Va.

Editor, News-Register: West Virginia is definitely in a financial dilemma, Governor Justice! Regulations on top of regulations obscure common sense approaches to sound judgment, not bureaucratic rhetoric. Case in point; Former Cabinet Secretary Bowling came up with the brilliant idea ...

Keep Bishop Donahue High School Open

Editor, News-Register: I write because I have been profoundly moved by the testimonies of all these people to whom Bishop Donahue means “more than just a school.” This very special kind of community that a smaller school can create lies at the very heart of evangelization. At this ...

Personhood Legislation Could Stop Abortions

Editor, News-Register: To all legislators, pastors, judges, editors and citizens: The so-called pro-life movement is responsible for the murder of millions of babies. Our so-called pro-life citizens, most of whom are Republicans, are responsible for legalizing murder. They are responsible ...

Protecting Our Nation Is Our Responsibility

Editor, News-Register: Open letter to our public officials: We the people voted and elected a new president, along with representatives to the House and Senate. These men and woman were elected to go to Washington and follow up on the wishes of the American public who voted for them. If a ...

Trump Policy Isn’t Who We Are as Americans

Editor, News-Register: First they came for Muslims and I did not speak out because I was not a Muslim. Then they came for the undocumented immigrants and I did not speak out because I was not an undocumented immigrant… Trump means what he says, as terrifying as that is. The Muslim ban. ...

City Should Handle Building Redevelopment

Editor, News-Register: The Rogers Hotel; enough said. The dilapidated structure has sat empty for years because the city decided they wanted someone from “outside our area” to bring the eyesore in our downtown back to life. It sits and we wait, just like many other projects that our ...

Progressive Democrats Amount to a Car Wreck

Editor, News-Register: Well I think we finally have come to a reasonable conclusion that President Trump is not going to allow Islamic terrorism, Democrats, Progressives, snowflakes, anarchist or George Soros to control his presidency. Of course, this has set the Progressive Democrats’ hair ...

Why Is Obama Limit On Immigrants Ignored?

Editor, News-Register: With all the hysteria out there about Syrian refugees being stopped for a six-month period, I must take a stroll down memory lane. It was reported in 2013 that the State Department, under President Obama, halted refugees coming into America from Iraq in 2011, for six ...