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Whitefish debacle points to dubious dealings

Whitefish debacle points to dubious dealings

By Bianca De | For The Pitt News

November 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

As a small-town business owner, what do you do when a local Facebook friend suddenly becomes Secretary of the Interior? If you happen to live in Whitefish, Montana, you simply wait for the next natural disaster. Puerto Rico was almost entirely without power after Hurricane Maria devastated the isl...

In wake of Maria don’t blame Puerto Rico, blame the U.S.

In wake of Maria don’t blame Puerto Rico, blame the U.S.

By Maggie Durwald | For The Pitt News

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, an overwhelming 80 percent of the 3.4 million Americans in Puerto Rico are still without electricity, adequate amounts of food and hospital supplies and, most alarmingly, potable water. Shipments of water can’t keep up with the demand, and the islanders are turning to w...

Editorial: Don’t forget about Puerto Rico in wake of Maria

Editorial: Don’t forget about Puerto Rico in wake of Maria

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 26, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

When it made landfall in Puerto Rico Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria was the largest storm the island faced in the last 80 years. Almost the entire population of the island — nearly 3.5 million American citizens — still do not have electricity. Many also do not have running water, and 95 percent of ...

Climate change should hit close to home

Climate change should hit close to home

By Brian Gentry | For The Pitt News

September 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The apple core I had just tossed had no sooner hit the bottom of the bin when I heard the familiar scolding from my mom. Once again, I had forgotten to put it in the compost bin. As a kid, I didn’t really know why I needed to be environmentally conscious, whether it was recycling water bottles, ...

Students watch Irma from afar

Students watch Irma from afar

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Catalina Acebal remembers when Hurricane Wilma blasted the doors of her grandparent's home open in 2005. Her father and her grandpa rushed to push the family’s piano against the doors, stacking a few tables on top and taping the doors shut. “For me it was like, I had no school, I was like ...

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