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Letters to the Editor

Out-of-State Plates Cited

Editor, News-Register: Out-of-state plates! Can anyone hazard a guess as to how much money the state of West Virginia and its subdivisions are losing by permitting residents of our state to have their vehicles registered in another state? Obviously, there are a least a couple of reasons ...

Amazing Teacher Mourned

Editor, News-Register: One recent morning, I was saddened to pull up The Intelligencer, only to see the unfortunate news that Mary Alice Florio had passed away. For those who didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Florio, please know this: she was a force of nature, a legend, and an ...

Overcoming Our Biases

Editor, News-Register: The Mike Myer Sunday column of February 3 poses a question: “Do we still have a race problem in America?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!!!!!” Several factors perpetuate it. One is that the brain perceives differences in physical features of objects and faces ...

Garage Options Cited

Editor, News-Register: Proposed parking garage —other alternatives! I guess I need to “clear the air” before getting into the meat of this letter. Let me state without reservation, I do not have any animosity, or think that the two lawyers that own the property the city wishes to ...

Just Fix the Roads!

Editor, News-Registe: Why are Wheeling drivers screaming, “Fix the damn roads,” when driving east from Ohio over Wheeling’s I-70’s broken half-mile stretch, taking the ramp off to 10th Street and south down broken Main Street to Center Wheeling, or north up broken downtown Market ...

Charter Schools Backed

Editor, News-Register: Superman had his kryptonite. The Wicked Witch of the West had water, and Indiana Jones had snakes. Now apparently the teacher unions have charter schools as the thing which will destroy public education as we know it. It’s more like Chicken Little and the falling ...