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Letters to the Editor

Fighting for All West Virginians

Editor, News-Register:As a woman in West Virginia, I have taken offense to Natalie Tennant's campaign messaging. The "War on Women" is nothing more than propaganda. Shelley Moore Capito is not against women. In fact, she stands up for women on the issues that matter most.If we do not stop ...

Thanks and blessings for love and support

To all of our dear friends who came to our Lazarus/Mary Martha Dinner on Sunday, no words can express our deep gratitude. Seeing each of your smiling faces and welcoming hugs brought such joy in knowing that all of you, too, believe in this ministry.God bless each of you for your love to us and ...

Nugent Has Degenerated

Editor, News-Register:How is it that 1970s rock musician Ted Nugent continues to be granted somewhat of a national forum, not for his views and comment on the field of popular music, but rather for his outrageous, disrespectful and inappropriate remarks, recently referring to the President of ...

End Good Old Boy Politics

Editor, News-Register:I am puzzled, slightly, by the Democratic sponsored House Bill 4490 in the West Virginia Legislature, known as the Attorney General Ethics and Accountability Act, submitted by Isaac Sponagule from the 55th District.Under the one party rule that the Democrats have enjoyed ...

Don’t Let Low IQ Man Escape Justice

Editor, News-Register:The Supreme Court is now looking at a homicide case in which the subject has a low IQ and is currently on death row.The court, in the past, has ruled that an individual with an IQ below 70 cannot be executed regardless of the crime.The man in question kidnapped and ...

Obama Unfairly Criticized by Racists

Editor, News-Register:My response to a letter to the editor which appeared in the Sunday News-Register, March 9, 2014:1) Negative news: Just where should we put the blame? Congress has and continues to flatly refuse to work with this president. Mitch McConnell set the pace on the first ...

Church Targeted By Shakedown Scheme

Editor, News-Register:The largest class action litigator for victims of pedophile priest abuse is pushing to coerce the Catholic Church to open all of its books under the guise that the victims will not achieve "closure" until they are assured that abuse and coverup can not happen again. He ...

Potholes Make Man A GC&P Dodger

Editor, News-Register:While driving down GC&P Road this morning, I was reminded of how the L.A. Dodger baseball team got their mascot name. Initially, the franchise was located in Brooklyn, N.Y. At the time, Brooklyn had a proliferation of street cars. Residents and pedestrians had to ...

Wheeling Needs Fewer Firefighters

Editor, News-Register:The mayor talking about reduction of city employee jobs:I think he should start with the fire department. Wheeling has 10 to 15 too many firemen for a city this size. And, then make them work shifts instead of 11 or 12 days a month.Yes, it is dangerous, but only a few ...

Good Samaritan Aid Appreciated

Editor, News-Register:Just a note to express my gratitude to the good samaritan who towed me out of the muddy ditch in St. Clairsville at Valley Plaza on Monday evening March 10, 2014. No words can describe how much I appreciate your kindness and generosity. You have given me renewed faith in ...

IRS Praised For Program

Editor, News-Register:Since the IRS often gets bashed, I want to give it a pat on the back. Its VITA tax program at the Ohio County Library is a major convenience for taxpayers. Granted, it saves the IRS much paperwork, but it also saves taxpayers much time and effort.Of course, it wouldn't ...

Bill No Bonanza For Attorneys

Editor, News-Register:When the West Virginia Business and Industry Council's Chris Hamilton claims that the False Claims Act (HB 4001) would have been a "bonanza for plaintiffs' attorneys," he's either misleading state voters or admitting that numerous corporations are committing fraud.The ...

Don’t Promote Homosexuality

Editor, News-Register:This letter is written in reference to Senate Bill 472 and House Bill 2856 which were introduced in the 2014 West Virginia legislature. These bills actually encourage homosexual behavior under the guise of prohibiting discrimination against homosexuals in housing or ...

Hunting, Fishing Rules Discussed

Editor, News-Register:The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, March 18 in the cafeteria at John Marshall High School from 6-8 p.m. to discuss proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations.This meeting provides hunters, trappers, anglers, ...

Obama, Liberals Destroying Our Nation

Editor, News-Register:Is it any wonder that the majority of our citizens have a negative opinion of our government and consequently the future of our country? With far too few exceptions, the news is full of negatives for our well being. Our anti-American/Constitutional president continually ...

Local Lawmakers Praised for Votes

Editor, News-Register:Fighting fraud and abuse in state government - or wherever it may be found - is of paramount importance.The West Virginia Business & Industry Council - comprised of more than 60 state trade associations and businesses representing over 395,000 workers - is ...

Help Rid Community Of Substance Abuse

Editor, News-Register:Advocates for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) is looking for volunteers of any age to take part in our substance abuse prevention coalition. We need community members from Brooke and Hancock counties to be a part of our coalition. This is your community; come help us ...

Blaming Obama For Every Problem

Editor, News-Register:Regarding Feb 3, article "Obama Blamed for Stalling Immigration." All Republicans should be aware that President Obama is also responsible for all: tornadoes, hurricanes, cyclones, monsoons, floods, droughts, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, blizzards, volcano eruptions, ...

Did We Learn From Spill in Charleston?

Editor, News-Register:Would you eat at a restaurant where they keep the rat poison next to the breakfast cereal?Or where they store Clorox near open drinks?Would you store dangerous chemicals in vast amounts just upstream from your water intake facility?What are they thinking? Have we learned ...

Protecting America’s Last Remaining Bison

Editor, News-RegisterThe wild bison of the Yellowstone region are the last remaining wild bison left in America. Fewer than 4,000 wild bison exist today, and they are ecologically extinct throughout their native range of North America.While these iconic species should be protected under the ...