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The water in the streams of West Virginia remains orange with Trump as President

22 Feb

  President Trump revoked the Stream Protection Rule in February of this year. This rule protected against the dumping of hazardous waste into the nearby streams of coal mining communities. This decision will largely effect the wildlife and health of our local streams. As a citizen of West Virginia I am outraged by this action […]

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 […]

MUB Proposal Leaves Mixed Feelings

9 Feb

The Morgantown Utility Board (MUB) presented proposals in front of a panel of council members that focused on improving the water and sewer systems. During the meeting, the city council and MUB discussed the budget to increase the effectiveness of both. Bill Kawecki, Second Ward council man and Deputy Mayor, discussed how the effectiveness of […]

Just Roll With It

9 Feb

To a majority bicycling is stereotyped by the short, tight, spandex wearing health nut that lives, sleeps, and breathes bike riding. However, many do not know that bicycling is becoming more popular everyday. Whether it is in the middle of winter or pouring down rain many communities are motivating residents to ride all year around […]

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 […]

Expand or Restrict Parking First?

17 Sep

By: Emily Eisenhuth Do you live in Morgantown, WV? Do you go to school in Morgantown? If so then you know that parking here is a scarce resource and quite annoying to find on the streets or in parking buildings like the Mountainlair. At the Morgantown City Council meeting on Sept. 15, the issue of […]

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 […]

Cock-a-doodle-Do or Don’t?

16 Sep

The chicken crisis causing controversy for the City Council is taking over Morgantown and all its inhabitants. At the Morgantown City Council meeting on Sept. 15, the issue of considering approval of amending article 505 of the general offenses code regulating the keeping of animals and fowl was debated, leaving residents and council members at […]