Appalachians love to compete. Whether it’s recreational league softball, a turkey calling contest or workplace chili cook offs, Mountain folks are in it to win it. But there’s more to competing than just winning or losing. In this show, we’ll meet competitors who are also keepers of beloved Appalachian traditions.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Police Citizen’s Review Board
First responders in Morgantown have held a vote of no confidence in the city council.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Morgantown City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to create a civilian police review board, the culmination of a year-long process sparked by the murder of George Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.In the wake of Floyd’s murder and nationwide protests, Morgantown city officials and community members started to talk about how their city could benefit from a police board with civilian members. The city formed a special committee and it began meeting weekly to hash out the proposal’s details.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The Morgantown City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to move forward with a plan to create a Citizens Police Review and Advisory Board.A vote on final approval of the board is expected in two weeks.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The Morgantown City Council heard a presentation on a proposed ordinance to create a civilian police review and advisory board at a workshop meeting Tuesday night. If approved, the proposed board would be the second of its kind in West Virginia.Over the past seven months, a special committee has gathered input from experts on police reform along with a variety of Morgantown city leaders and community members.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The city of Bluefield created one of the state's only groups for civilian oversight of local police in 2000. Today, officials say the group has been out of compliance with the federal order that created it.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
In 1998, two white police officers in Bluefield were accused of beating and dragging a young black man, paralyzing him from the neck down. He died in…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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