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Letters to the editor

Manchin should oppose public option

Some lawmakers in Washington continue to advocate for risky, unaffordable health care proposals that could weaken rather than strengthen access to care, particularly for some of West Virginia’s most vulnerable residents, including seniors and rural communities. Proposals to impose a public ...

A special thank you

On the fourth Saturday of every month, a group of U.S. veterans gets together at Shoney’s for breakfast. Our last one was Aug. 28. This is a vet to vet gathering to try to help our fellow veterans. On this day, there were 14 in attendance. We had opening prayer, did the Pledge of Allegiance, ...

Not Azinger’s fault

Several letters unfairly disparaging Sen. Azinger’s op-ed position against LGBQT individuals have been recently published. The writers of those letters hypocritically employ the same bigoted and close-minded attack upon the good senator as he employed in his op-ed vilification of the LGBTQ: ...

Immigration woes continue

Watching the news media about migrants who are entering the U.S. illegally, the migrants are making this journey walking many miles in the heat of 100+ degrees, some of them don’t even make it to the border. They are very sick and probably carried the coronavirus. Their camps when they ...

Keeping students safer

With the spread of the delta variant of COVID-19, which appears to affect children more than previous variants, strategies must be developed to keep school children safer. In Osterholm Update Episode 66 (https://tinyurl.com/jmmjev7n), Dr. Osterholm, epidemiologist and head of CIDRAP at the ...

Rant held no political value

The Aug. 22 News and Sentinel included an op-ed from West Virginia state Sen. Mike Azinger. That op-ed was the most chaotic, poorly written piece of political trash I’ve ever seen. He rambled on for about 20 paragraphs like some confused wacko, mixing Biblical scripture with Supreme Court ...