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Voice of the People

May. 21, 2013 @ 12:27 AM

Police tip line goes unanswered often

The Huntington Police Department tip line is a joke!

I have called numerous times, as have most of my neighbors, on a particular house in my neighborhood and nothing has been done. I could understand if there was one call but numerous calls? Not to mention the woman who lives there brags that she has countless felony warrants?!

I would like to know how they expect to clean up our streets if they are not doing anything? What is the point of the drug and crime tip line. Drugs have taken over Huntington and will continue until there is nothing left of our town if something isn't done to stop what's going on.

Christine Hicks


Animal adoption is the solution

Huntington's animal shelter director, staff and the governments of Huntington, Cabell and Wayne have done more in two years to promote adoptions than was done in all of the previous 30 years combined: off-site adoption events, pet-to-owner returns, more accommodating hours, volunteer opportunities and facility improvements, including improved curb appeal. A new, multimillion dollar facility with a budget to boot is still a necessity, as is the public's willingness to financially support the shelter and adopt a pet.

If you are a member of the Huntington-Cabell-Wayne public, I propose to you a 3 percent solution. If 3 percent of the population will adopt one pet, if 80 adoptions transpired each week -- 13 a day -- no animal will die for lack of a home this year.

The public has the power to turn Huntington into a no-kill community. Be the solution: Adopt.

Lora Varney


Doctors need to diagnose properly

Everyone is widely aware of the drug problem affecting the Tri-State area and its related issues. However, you might not be aware of the major negligence going on in the local medical community and both hospitals therein.

The negligence is failure of doctors to diagnose medical issues properly, since the alleged perception is every patient being seen is only there for drugs to get high on. Granted, a lot are, and yes it happens daily, but medical arrogance and misdiagnosis will get someone killed. Anyone want the legal charges then?

How about establishing a medical ID card, similar to Medic Alert, that will allow doctors access to patients' medical history to prove medicine is needed for pain relief when long-term issues are involved? Be fair, you're treating drug abuse, how about treating the other side that legitimately needs medicine to live?

Sam Allen




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