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Letters to the editor

Bipartisanship?

Joe. These measures (bills) are about ending campaign finance corruption and political self-aggrandizement in a way that is fundamental to preserving our democracy, along with preserving access to the franchise, which is central to our democracy. Maybe there will be choices ahead, but we need ...

Sprinklers prevent fire deaths

The automatic sprinkler system was perfected by Frederick Grinnell in the 1890s. Since that time there have been NO fires involving multiple deaths in a building with a properly maintained sprinkling system! West Virginia has strongly enforced laws requiring sprinkler systems in buildings ...

Community support appreciated

The Parkersburg Holiday in the Park opened for the 27th year on Nov. 20, 2021, with opening ceremonies. There are over 150 displays in the City Park that the all-volunteer board and committee, along with area businesses, provide for the pleasure of those driving or walking through the park ...

Military spending necessary

This letter is in rebuttal to the op-ed in the Dec. 26 newspaper titled “United States bears responsibility for global woes.” Does the author of said op-ed remember what happened on Dec. 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor? If Americans forget and allow our military power to decline, another Pearl ...

Support two voting bills

As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., let us recall his many words and actions besides the “I Have a Dream” speech. Many times during the struggle in the 1960s he kept saying we need the ballot. John Lewis marched on Selma as a young man and was brutally beaten to obtain the ballot. ...

Founders got it right

In his guest column of Dec. 5, Mr. Engle bemoans the fact that each state in the U.S. has an equal amount of Senators (2), regardless of population and claims that this gives smaller states unfair power. It seems almost inconceivable that a man as seemingly well read as Mr. Engle would not be ...