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Voice of the People

Apr. 18, 2013 @ 11:41 PM

Junk ordinance will clean up city

Good for the city and the junk ordinance. If you get in people's pocketbooks, they will clean up their property.

Old trees everywhere, rotten, fallen down with electrical wires through them. I hope they check back yards.

The corner of 3rd Street and 6th Avenue is covered with trash from people waiting for the bus. This area of 6th Avenue is a mess because people are allowed to park over the curb. I guess we should offer these outstanding citizens some tomato plants.

Lonnie Bledsoe



Manchin proves his leadership

I would personally like to congratulate Sen. Joe Manchin for the courage that he took and the moral compass that he demonstrated in leading a bipartisan effort to bring a sensible and much-needed bill regarding background checks for individuals seeking to purchase guns and also to put restrictions on guns sold by gun shows and individuals who sell guns on the Internet.

Although I am certain that a lot of people in West Virginia will not agree with his position, Senator Manchin instead made a decision from his heart after listening to family members of the children and teachers killed at Newtown. He spoke instead as a parent and grandparent with empathy for all of those innocent victims of gun violence both in Newtown and other cities and towns in this nation.

He should be applauded for acting not in this politically divided nation, but as a true leader. I am proud that he is representing West Virginia.

Sarah Skeen




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