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6 - Hinton News Tues. June 13, 2017 Protecting our children from predators By Rep. Evan Jenkins As a father, it's devastating to hear of children who have been victimized by predators, whether they be strangers or trusted coaches or mentors. My colleagues and I in the U.S. House of Representatives are taking action to protect our children and give law enforcement the tools they need to keep our children safe and stop sex offenders. Recently, the West Virginia State Police and the U.S. Marshals Service issued arrest warrants for sex offenders who have failed to comply with registration requirements inseveral West Virginia counties. I am working with local law enforcement to give them the tools they need to ensure that are able to enforce the registry. Background checks and the National Sex Offender Registry are essential to protecting our children, but they only work if they're publicly available. With my support, the House passed the Strengthening Children's Safety Act, which cracks down on sex offenders who don't register with the National Sex Offender Registry when they have a prior state conviction for a violent crime. This makes sure our local law enforcement and our neighbors know about the sex offenders in our communities that have violent pasts. : Every parent has the right to know how safe their neighborhoods are, which is why I have worked with my colleagues to reauthorize both the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act and the Sex Offender Management Assistance Program, which prevent child Frontier axes WV Senate president weeks after broadband vote By Eric Eyre, Charleston Gazette-Marl Frontier Communications has laid off West Virginia Senate President Mit'ch Carmichael, a six-year Frontier and procedures for preventing and executive who noted Monday that his d~smissal follows his refusal to torpedo a broadband internet expansion reporting allegations of sexual bill that the company vigorously opposed. Senate President Mitch Carmichael abuse at amateur athletic bodies. Carmi/chael, R-Jackson, said Frontier cut him loose 10 days ago, citing a "reduction in force." Abuse in any shape or form must be reported to law enforcement OnApril7,:Carmichael, aFrontier Carmichael said Frontier has Earlier this year, Carmichael abuse by ensuring the public has authorities, and no child should be access to information on known sex silenced from speaking out against offenders nearby, any abuse that has been inflicted I also supported passage of the upon them. ChildProtectionImprovementsAct, Also, through my role on the which gives youth organizations House Appropriations Committee, access to the FBI's database system I have supported continued funding to run national background checks for crucial programs that help on potential staff hires, protect our children, including West Many organizations currently Virginia's child advocacy centers. only have access to state-level These centers bring together law background check systems~ limiting: :enforcement entities to investigate their ability to conduct widespread ~ ~ allegations of abuse while providing background checks on emptoyeesat a ~aring, nurturing environment the national level. ~ = ~ ~ . for:children that are going through We have seen heartbreakin~ g :: the darkest periods of their young stories in the news recently about : lives. trusted coaches~ and medical)~ Last year, more than 3,500 professionals in youth'~tports~who :children were helped by child have been abusing children. ~ : : ~ advocacy centers in West Virginia, Every child deserves to be able and I will continue to support their to safely participate in after-school : mmsion to help children victimized activities and be a part Of ~: Slmrtsl: :! by abuse. team. , ; ~ : '~:~: =We can and must do more to Parents deserve to :have the protect innocent young lives from peace of mind that~ comes Witty; ~J predators, and I will keep working knowing that their child is :safe with my colleagues to support when with coaches, therapists and :~ legislation to, help safeguard all physicians. , r' : ! :' , : , : children. We will continue to give With the increasing, number:of:, law enforcement the tools they allegations of sexual abuse made:; need to catch and incarcerate these against personnel involved .with violent criminals. sports teams, I supported passage :We have made notable progress of the Protecting :Young Victims in. preventing and prosecuting from Sexual Abuse Act,: which:: crimes against our children, and I requires the prompt reportingam confident that together we can of suspected cases of abuse and help our children grow up in a safer establishes mandatory training world. . 120 Ballengee Sueet '. Post Office Box 97 Hinton, WV 25951 Telephone: (304) 466-7100 - Fax: (304) 466-7146 AGSItlOA FOR WEDNF.~OAY, JUNE 14, NtT Tommy Lasorda C~,...~-.~-_-~ ....;m% ~- I~ : :;.1..;. L..~...:. C..,..J--:~ )THi~R IIOSaM~IuI THAT MAy COME II~F OI~E lrH~ ~lm~ll~Ur ~ If you love your job, you haven't worked a day in your life. sales manager at ~e time, voted for a comprehensi~:~broadband bill that aims to im~r0Ve ahd expand high-speed internet across the state by spurring competition. Frontier, West Virginia's largest internet provider, 'lobbied against the legislation, which Gov. Jim Justice signed into law on April 26. 'Whe0ne thing I'm not going to do here as Senate president is advance special iidterests," Carmichael said. "It was~ iobv~ous the body [Legislature] wanted that bill, and I wasn't going to stand in the way of it.' : ~ r ~ ~ " : CarmiChael said Monday that his dismissal came as a surprise. The company gave him a two-week notice that he was being let go, he said, ~ ~: He said he is unaware of any other employees being laid off in recent weeks. Carmichae! said he thought he was doing a good job at Frontier and didn't Want to leave'the company. '~rhis was not something I wanted at all," he said. '~rhey had a bad year, from a legislative perspective. They severed ties from me." Frontier spokesman Andy Malinoski issued a short email statement Monday: -FrOntier does not comment on personnel matters." V.F.W MEETING V.F.W Casey Jones Post 4500 meetings 3rd Monday 7:00 p.m. monthly at Veterans Museum 419 Ballengee St. Hinton. Veterans Needed. Call 304-250-4152 or 304-573- 3550 for ~ore information. MASONIC MEETINGS Hinton Masonic Lodge # 62 meets 1st. and 3~d: Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. asked him to sign a "nondisclosure" agreement that would prohibit him from talking about his dismissal. He said he refused to sign it. As senate president, Carmichael was Frontier's most powerful ally in the Legislature. In August, Carmichael accepted a job with Frontier rival Citynet, a Bridgeport-based internet~ firm that has sued Frontier for allegedly stifling competition in West Virginia and using federal stimulus funds to build a broadband network that solely benefits Frontier. Within days, Carmichael changed his mind and returned to his job as sales director at Frontier -- after the company gave him a significant pay raise. '~rhey begged me to stay," Carmichael recalled Monday. During the 2016 legislative session, Carmichael sharply criticized a bill that would have created a state-owned broadband network. On the Senate floor, Carmichael said the legislation would have discouraged internet providers like Frontier from expanding existing broadband networks or building new ones. Frontier also opposed the bill, which died in the House of Delegates. ADDICTION SCREENINGS Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction iD your family. Call today for free screenings or rewferrals.. 1-800-431-1754. BOOK FOR SALE A book the founding and history of Marthas Chapel Church is now available for sale. For information call Dean Bennett: 304-466-1402. broke ranks with Frontier lobbyists, declining to oppose legislation that allows up to 20 families or businesses to form nonprofit co- ops that provide broadband, service in areas shunned by internet providers. The bill also authorizes up to three cities or counties to band together and build broadband networks. Frontier argued that the state should target areas without broadband m and not try to spur broadband projects in communities that already have the service. The legislation passed by overwhelming margins in the House and Senate. Supporters predict increased competition will lead to faster internet speeds and lower prices for consumers. Carmichael recused himself from the debate over the bill on the Senate floor, and later voted for it. On Monday, Carmichael said he has no regrets over his vote -- even though it might have cost him his job. "As Senate president, my role is to facilitate the will of the members and advance good public policy," he said. '~rhe [legislators] wanted it, and the public wanted it." JOHN HENRY DAYS The John Henry Days Committee will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month. The meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M.in the basement of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Talcott. Everyone is invited to attend. Volunteers are always needed! Next meeting date is June 15. Trump Budget Analysis: Fewer Food Stamps, More "Fake Math" Dan Heyman "R~t ~,ni~ ~use that growth a Even a 25-perc~e~It cut~NAP- for people w~l~@.~a~!~.b~.~ ,a~o.~'~.:,~'_,,, ~, ~ ,w~ ~ , ~ .~,. . enoug~)t~l~.4~9~xsandsp~r~i~.w~the same time, historically large second t~me arouna to fi~rther West:V~'h~-Can~t'ma]~e.i, lt~.x cuts for the wealthiest and reduce the deficit," he adds. "So, the White House budget math add large corporations," he says. 'double count', growth that many up, according to a new analysis. White House budget officials The Center on Budget and argue the cuts are needed to reduce Policy Priorities says President the budget deficit by spurring Donald Trump's first budget would economic growth. But Leibenluft slash the Supplemental Nutrition says the Trump Administration is Assistance Program (formerly Food overstating what the plan would do Stamps) by nearly $200 billion, and using "fake math." For West Virginia, that would And Congress will have the final mean a cut of $125 million a year to word on most budget items. food aid for families. He says the theory is "iffy" that Jacob Leibenluft, senior advisor tax cuts will pay for themselves of the Center calls the budgetthrough more revenue from faster '2Robin Hood in reverse" - it steals growth. from the poor to give to the rich. Then, Leibenluft says, thebudget "Historically deep cuts in even counts that added revenue nutrition programs and programs twice - once to offset the~tax cuts. people would say wouldn't even be created by the tax plan in the first p}ace." He describes it as a budget illusion - a magic trick to hide tax cuts for the wealthy. "Even with incredibly deep cuts to programs that support health and nutrition, they can't get even close to a balanced budget, and this really hides that basic fact," he explains. .. He points out the SNAP cuts Would land hard on working families in areas that supported Trump. PUBLIC NOTICE The Summers County Dilapidated Structure Committee' will meet quarterly the third Thursday at i p.m. in the Summers County Memorial Building. The 2107 Meeting Dates are as f June 15,2017 September 21, 2017 December TBA Regular Meeting Agenda Welcome and Determination of Quorum Old Business Review and Approval of Minutes New Business Other Business Adjourn For more information contact Stacy Ford, 304-466-7113 or email sford2~#vstate.edu FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY GOLF TOURNAMENT Library Friends are raising money to support the Bookmobile that continues to make regular runs to all parts of Summers County, including the schools. We are also saving up for the future purchase of a new Bookmobile. We hope you can join us at 1:00 p.m, on Sunday, June 25, at Willow Wood Country Club. To register, call Willow Wood at 466-3220 before 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Teams will be picked between 12:00-12:30 on Sunday. Boxed lunch and Door Prizes will be included and Team Prizes will be as follows: First Place ($400); Second Place ($200), Third Place ($100). Hope to see you there! MEETING Friends of the Library Meeting. 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