Voice of the People
Support measures to improve air quality
More than one in three Americans, including many of my friends and neighbors, live in areas that don't meet at least one federal clean air standard.
That's inexcusable, and it's why I stand with the automakers, labor unions, consumer groups, public health and science advocates who support steps to clean up one of the primary causes of dirty air: the cars and trucks we drive every day.
Police should help neighborhoods
I live in the Westmoreland area of Huntington, across the street from an abandoned building. The owner has not taken care of this property since we've lived here. We're expected to keep our property up, but his is not.
I called the Huntington police one night and asked them to check out a truck that was parked on his property because the door was open, which it hasn't been. HPD said the owner had to call, but we're supposed to call if we see someone carrying something down the street. By the time the police would respond, they would be gone.
Why should the citizens get involved? We have neighborhood watch in our area and we're told to call the police if we see something. But why should we? When we call, HPD won't come and I feel they give feeble excuses.
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