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Imbalance of Power

Related Stories Intro: Imbalance of Power The Problem with Monopoly Utilities Power Play: Countering Electric Utilities’ Political Influence Seeking Cooperative Change When we think of shared resources, our waterways, forests and air are often the first that come to mind.

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One Seriously Angry Granny

By Linda Sodaro Sometime last year, my good friend Kim and I had a conversation about the joys of a hot shower. The perfect temperature, with lovely handmade soap and standing there as long as we liked. She said, “I

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An Expanded Idea of Leadership

By Jen Osha Buysse The stories that get me the most are the stories of mothers with children who are sick and asking why the state is not considering it an emergency. Why is the government providing less emergency water

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A Son’s Outrage

By Dustin White I tried to take a Jan. 28 sample of the water from my dad’s West Virginia American Water tap — the gallon jug above — into the state capitol to show our politicians the water we are

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West Virginia Pride

By Hannah Spencer Through this disaster I have been reassured that I am proud to be a West Virginian. The folks who make me proud to be a West Virginian are those who haven’t had work since the water crisis,

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Citizen Stories On January 9, 2014, a chemical called MCHM leaked into the water supply of 300,000 West Virginia residents, causing a crisis unlike anything that America has dealt with before. These are stories of the affected as well as

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