Thanks, mayor, for all your hard work
Many thanks to The Herald-Dispatch for extensive coverage and editorials regarding the dangers of use of illegal fireworks. In spite of the warnings and the pleas of our combat veterans on social media and signs in their yards, thoughtless neighbors continued the barrage of mortars and rockets.
We want to prepare our children for great careers that give them the earning power to provide a brighter future.
We also want our nation to continue as a leader in technology and innovation.
The 2016 campaign cycle is here. It's time to prepare for the political speechifying we'll be hearing over the next year. It's not a modern phenomenon.
Since the skyrocketing number of drug overdoses in the Huntington area caught the community's attention early this year, considerable emphasis has been placed on multiple aspects of drug addiction and the damage that stems from it.
Cities around the country, known as "sanctuary cities," are literally incentivizing illegal immigration by adopting policies which essentially nullify federal immigration law. And it's no surprise that these are some of the most liberal cities in the United States.
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The bigger picture looks encouraging. According to FBI and Huntington police statistics, overall property crime has fallen in the city over the last couple of years.
In addition to the many volunteer and business-sponsored flower displays, the City of Huntington greatly expanded its downtown efforts with large pots of flowers on street corners and hanging baskets of flowers throughout the city center. Interestingly, one of the partnerships that developed from that project is almost as inspiring as the flowers themselves.
We have all heard the adage "don't judge a book by its cover." The explanation for this is that you never know what message or story is inside the cover, which may have become less attractive or damaged over time.
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