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It’s safe to say that it’s been a brutal winter.  Record cold temperatures and snowfall have made life miserable for those living on the east coast and in the Midwest in particular.  While we all look forward to the coming of spring, there is one final kick from Old Man Winter that many of us […]

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With the recent drinking water crises, including the MCHM spill in West Virginia and E. Coli contamination in New York, it can be easy to forget that situations just as tragic continue to be common throughout much of the world.  One part of the world that has been suffering through a clean water crisis is […]

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So is the tap water in West Virginia safe to drink or not?  Two weeks after a chemical storage plant operated by Freedom Industries spilled 7,500+ gallons of MCHM – an industrial chemical used to separate coal from rock – into the drinking water supply, some tests indicate that water still may not be safe. […]

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WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports In a rapidly developing story that broke overnight, a chemical spill in West Virginia has left 200,000 residents of the Charleston area and surrounding counties with unsafe tap water. If you are in the impacted areas, do not use your tap water for drinking, cooking, cleaning or […]

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If you are like us, you are back in full work mode after a relaxing Christmas break spent with your closest friends and relatives.  If you are really like us, your Christmas break may have even been extended by a now infamous ‘polar vortex.’ While we got plenty of holiday fun and relaxation in, we […]

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Holidays are a perfect time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished in the past year and to make our resolutions for what type of people we will be going forward.  For this reason, we rightfully see charitable endeavors highlighted more particularly over the holidays. One endeavor that we would like to highlight can be seen illustrated […]

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A simple headline on the UNICEF website reads, “They Need Everything.”  Food, shelter – and especially clean drinking water – are in short supply.  Relief organizations around the world are mobilizing as quickly and efficiently as possible, but the destruction left in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan is beyond the scope of what many have […]

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In 2007, I traveled to the Philippines where I served as best man in a college friend’s wedding.  I’m one of the four in the picture to the left – I’ll let you guess which. I remember that what made me most nervous about the entire experience was not leaving North America for the first […]

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