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Austin Caperton, Secretary of West Virginia DEP, Leaves Many Discouraged After First Public Forum

1 Mar

Austin Caperton is proud to be the new secretary for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Caperton’s first time speaking directly to the public was this past Monday, when the Sierra Student Coalition invited him to speak at the Mountain Lair at West Virginia University. Caperton states the focus of this Agency is […]

Morgantown City Council Approves Rate Increases for Infrastructure Improvements

9 Feb

The waste water treatment plant in Star City is well over 30 years old. It was designed to last just 25 years and the equipment has become obsolete by today’s standards. To improve the plant, Morgantown City Council approved Morgantown Utility Board‘s (MUB) proposal to increase to resident’s water and sewer rates at a recent […]

City council and WVU approve bicycle safety course

9 Feb

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, the Morgantown City Council authorized a resolution with West Virginia University that would provided a new bicycle education class. Morgantown and West Virginia University have always been adamant about bicycle safety throughout the time, due to the large amount of college students interacting with the driving roads. West Virginia University’s […]

3 Things Journalists Just Don’t Do

3 Dec

My short time as a journalist has been no cakewalk and anyone trying to track down a good story knows the struggle I’m referring to.  As journalists, we have an idea of the story we want to write and then plan out our interviews by the minute. We sketch out every question we need to […]

Somebody call 9-1-1…

17 Sep

Talk to any student at WVU who has placed a call to 9-1-1 for an emergency recently—they will all tell you the wait time to get a response is too long. It’s an emergency after all, and should be treated as such. But has anyone cared to dig deeper into why the wait is so […]

Feathers are ruffled over Morgantown’s chicken ordinance

17 Sep

Of all the things Morgantown’s City Council could talk about at it’s regular Tuesday night meeting, nearly two hours were spent discussing one thing: chickens. As it turns out, the people of Morgantown are passionate about their chickens. So when they heard that the council considered changing the ordinance that permits residents to own an unlimited […]

9-1-1 Emergency… Can You Wait Please?

17 Sep

“The Constitution of the State of West Virginia provides certain powers to the County Commission, but these powers are limited to “the manner prescribed by law”. This means that the County Commissions’ powers must be expressly conferred by the Constitution or by acts of the Legislature.” This line above is the first line stated under […]

Solid Waste

17 Sep

Monongalia County Commission Meeting September 9th, 2015 “It’s become a situation, I think, that needs to be addressed at a higher level,” Tom Bloom, President of the Commission says in relation to the local Solid Waste Authority not having updated their webpage after repeated attempts by Bloom to make contact.  “…The misinformation is believed to […]

Zoning Issues

16 Sep

By Tristan Webster On September 16th, the Monongalia County Commission met as it does every Wednesday to openly discuss plans and operations with the citizens of Monongalia County, but this meeting set itself apart from other Commission sessions. The commissioners went through their regular agenda, holding one particular piece of business for last.  After getting […]