- BOOK REVIEW: 'The Opposite of Loneliness': Marina Keegan's Posthumous Collection of Essays, Stories
- CoreLogic April Edition of MarketPulse Report Examines Single-Family Housing Starts and Fallout from the Expiration of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act
- Researchers to present at the World Congress on Endometriosis in Brazil
- BOOK REVIEW: 'A Quick Guide to Freemasonry': You've Got Questions, David Harrison Has the Answers
- Fallen Huntington Police Officer to be Remembered
- Huntington Art Walk Resumes Thursday in Downtown; Author at Adell's Antiques
- BOOK REVIEW: 'Gone Girl': Nick and Amy Dunne, Folie å Deux in a Mississippi River Town
- Huntington Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Drug Dealer''s Apartment
- Jacobs-Jones named senior vice president for operations
- Mayor Tells Comcast, "Folks Aren't Happy...."
Disability Amendment Stands in Human Relations Ordinance
At the previous council meeting, Ms. Thacker offered the amendment which initiated a debate. Both Thacker and Rick Simmons stated to council they would vote “no” unless the disabled was substituted for the now, non-politically correct “handicap”.
Prior to conducting legal research, McClure had expressed concern that an alteration might “make a mess of the ordinance”. The caution led to council members discussing alternate scenarios, if the research supported the use of "handicap".
The ordinance which will have its second reading Monday, Dec. 23, adds sexual orientation and veterans to the list of those groups protected from discrimination.