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For the motorists on the receiving end, word that police are writing citations for violations of West Virginia’s tougher distracted driving law is not necessarily good news.
There seems to be a double standard.
Recently, the Federal Communications Commission chairman, Tom Wheeler, stated, “Modern technologies can deliver mobile services in the air safely and reliably, and the time is right to review our outdated and restrictive rules.”
Disjointed systems tracking outstanding arrest warrants in West Virginia have led to frustration among some police agencies, who say they too often end up arresting the same person twice on the same warrant.
When I lived in deep southwestern France, now and then I'd hear people talk in excited tones about "Pentecote a Pau" -- Pentecost in Pau (rhymes with "low"). Pau, an elegant city of 100,000 backdropped by the Pyrenees mountains, was the place I called "home" for nine years in the 1980s and 1990s.
As a supporter of the Second Amendment, I was looking to join the West Virginia Citizens Defense League until I saw its candidate ratings. Time and again, it gave anti-gun politicians an A or A+ rating, from Shelley Capito to John Unger, who has stated time and again that the Second Amendment is not absolute, and finally Rick Thompson, who as House speaker sat on many pro-gun bills, including the Second Amendment Preservation Act.
West Virginia’s state constitution prohibits sending prisoners to jails in other states, but many of those responsible for this state’s soaring prison population are now exploring the possibility of contracting with private companies willing to temporarily take care of these offenders in another state.
On Oct. 22, someone stole our family pet out of my mom's back yard in Kenova and has truly left us heartbroken. She was a small brindle boxer with a loving white face. She is such a friendly and happy dog she would go to anyone.