TDP Editorials

Lacking direction and time may still thwart roadwork

The problems not really a lack of time at least, not yet its a lack of direction.


Social media users are our state’s best marketers
Destination marketing is a competitive industry. Thats the reason the state Tourism Office works every day to spread the good word about vacations in West Virginia.
June 14, 2019 - 1:40 pm
Trump isn’t behind Iran’s belligerence
As President Trump mulls a comprehensive response to what he says was an Iranian attack on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf last week, his smarter critics are not questioning Irans likely culpability.
June 19, 2019 - 8:43 am
Why should I still support Catholic Church?
By John A. Ralph The Baltimore Sun have become an angry Catholic.
June 19, 2019 - 8:39 am
Not all budget deficits created equal
The U.S. budget deficit is now almost $740 billion, the Treasury Department reported last week, prompting a new round of familiar criticism of 2017s Tax Cut and Jobs Act: The laws huge tax cuts were irresponsible, as were Republicans sloppy and at times deliberately misleading assertions that the law would pay for itself.
June 19, 2019 - 8:34 am
Children’s books offer life lessons
James Holzhauer recently took Jeopardy by storm, setting a single-game record of more than $131,000 won and taking home more than $2.
June 19, 2019 - 8:26 am
Many Democrats glad to see Sanders on down slope
History will best remember Bernie Sanders for his role in helping elect Donald Trump.
June 19, 2019 - 8:19 am
Aldona Bird
Zero-waste artist uses found canvases, leftover paint to create original pieces
OK, by now you probably know some of my likes and dislikes.
June 18, 2019 - 9:20 am
Expect mass shootings to only get worse
As bad as the pace and scope of the nations mass shootings have become, with death tallies sometimes counted in the dozens, chances are good that they are only going to get worse.
June 18, 2019 - 9:03 am
Hatch Act to never be the same again?
On Thursday, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel a watchdog agency with no connection to Robert S.
June 18, 2019 - 8:58 am
Big business has gone too far
In early 2017, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick opened the legislative session by prioritizing a measure that would have required people in Texas to use the bathroom of their biological sex in public schools and state and local government facilities.
June 18, 2019 - 8:48 am

Community Advisory Board

There’s always room for still more eateries
By Paula J. BretzThere are many advantages to living in Morgantown if you like to eat, especially if you crave an occasional break from traditional fare.
August 13, 2018 - 8:41 am
How to cope: Start your day with gratitude
By Wes BergenSome days it is difficult to recognize the country we live in.
August 6, 2018 - 8:29 am
Detecting old trend behind our recessions
By Donald C. Roysebroad definition of economic recession, generally agreed upon, and found in such places as the Business Insider, 247wallst.
July 30, 2018 - 9:22 am
How we might solve problems facing our state
By Micah WeglinskiAs residents of West Virginia, we face a number of challenges.
July 23, 2018 - 8:40 am
Put differences aside for the health of area
By Richard VaglientiOne of the great strengths of our area is the presence of two hospital systems: One very small and one very, very large.
July 9, 2018 - 8:55 am
Drug treatment options need a long-term focus
By Stephanie NethkenThe drug epidemic in this state is at epic proportions.
June 25, 2018 - 9:11 am
Student loan debt will put nation to test
By Chuck MaggioStudent loan debt is now the second highest U.
June 18, 2018 - 10:18 am
Hunger leaves an impression on us forever
By Jerry KesselEating is the most routine ritual of daily life for most of us.
June 11, 2018 - 9:01 am
Thanks for all those breaking the frozen sea
By Geoffrey HilsabeckIs there anything more heartbreaking than reading the newspaper?Heres a random sample of stories from the last few days of the Dominion Post: a man in Rowlesburg confessed to sexually assaulting a child 100 times over 12 years, starting when she was 6 years old; manmade earthquakes are occurring by the thousands every year in Oklahoma due to fracking; Hepatitis has broken out among the homeless in the southern part of our state; and Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a large bug.
June 4, 2018 - 8:49 am


Report misses mark on needle exchange program
Last week, the Harm Reduction Journal published a report by Johns Hopkins University  critical of the decision last year to shut down the Kanawha-Charleston Health Departments (KCHD) needle exchange program.
May 31, 2019 - 8:03 am

Guest Editorials

Guest Editorials
A sad history of not giving smart women their due in all fields
Jean Purdy, a nurse and embryologist, was one of three people who developed in vitro fertilization 50 years ago.
June 17, 2019 - 8:10 am
Guest Editorials
Don’t ask the Fed to manipulate the value of the dollar
An old debate looks poised to make one of its frequent comebacks: How much, if at all, should the Federal Reserve concern itself with the value of the dollar? Oddly enough, its a question on which President Donald Trump and Sen.
June 10, 2019 - 10:37 am
Guest Editorials
White Park’s wood vital to our city’s future
M. live in a mobile home park. White Parks woods are a two-minute drive from my home.
May 28, 2019 - 8:32 am
Guest Editorials
White Park should be off limits to pipeline
Jois on the wrong track.The Morgantown Utility Boards plan to run a water pipeline through White Park is short-sighted.
May 13, 2019 - 10:37 am
Guest Editorials
Legislature’s criminal justice reforms a good start
HARRISONAs the nation questions the purpose of the criminal justice system, West Virginia joined the conversation during the 2019 legislative session.
May 6, 2019 - 10:45 am
Guest Editorials
Setting limits on social media use a healthy choice
KENNEDYWhen was the last time you checked Facebook? Have you ever felt compelled to update your status when engaging with family and friends or waiting for your coffee at Starbucks?Social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat have changed the lives of many, including my own.
April 29, 2019 - 9:03 am
Guest Editorials
Why to plant trees ... wisely: Arbor Day events help us recognize their importance
BOWERSArbor Day is not only a national, state, county and even city celebrated holiday, it is celebrated worldwide in 27 different countries.
April 23, 2019 - 11:52 am
Guest Editorials
SANEs make difference in sex assaults
LOPEZ-BONASSOIm sorry this happened to you.These were the first words that one sexual assault victim heard when her sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) entered the exam room and that made all the difference.
April 22, 2019 - 9:32 am
Guest Editorials
Thanking the gentle hand that rules the world
have been a daughter, a sister, a friend, a college graduate, nurse turned nurse practitioner, wife and soon will be a mom.
April 8, 2019 - 8:48 am

Hoppy Kercheval

Hoppy Kercheval
A good time for Justice to play his ‘Trump’ card
Gov. Jim Justice is suffering from a lot of slings and arrows right now.
June 14, 2019 - 9:30 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Bloomberg going after coal and gas
Back during the Obama administration, we heard a lot about the war on coal.
June 12, 2019 - 8:50 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Strikes by teachers, other public employees illegal
West Virginia public school teachers and service workers have demonstrated remarkable solidarity during work stoppages the last two years.
June 7, 2019 - 9:35 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Education reform is a high, but reachable, peak
The is the climbing season on Mount Everest. Its the narrow window when conditions are most favorable for individuals to try to make it to the top (29,035 feet) of the highest peak on the planet.
May 24, 2019 - 8:09 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Where does our state’s public education money go?
Most debates about public education in West Virginia will eventually include the subject of money.
May 17, 2019 - 7:56 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Opioid settlement with McKesson best case scenario
West Virginia is one of the states hit hardest by the opioid crisis.
May 10, 2019 - 8:09 am
Hoppy Kercheval
A possible solution to education reform stalemate
Gov. Jim Justice, Senate President Mitch Carmichael and House Speaker Roger Hanshaw have met to try to find common ground on the most contentious issues heading into the special legislative session on education in a few weeks.
May 3, 2019 - 8:15 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Manchin ‘thinking seriously’ about governor’s race
 In January, wrote that U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin was once again considering running for governor of West Virginia.
April 26, 2019 - 8:59 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Find out where your state income tax money goes
Do you ever wonder how your state income taxes are spent? Of course you do, and now there is a helpful tool on the website of State Auditor J.
April 19, 2019 - 8:58 am

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
June 19 letters to the editor
Thanks for attention to issues before Catholics Regarding your article in Saturdays newspaper under the headline: Many outraged by actions and non-actions of church leaders.
June 19, 2019 - 8:13 am
Letters to the Editor
June 17 letters to the editor
Lot of gray areas around city and Blue Zone Morgantown and are considering spending money on The Blue Zone Project.
June 17, 2019 - 10:11 am
Letters to the Editor
June 16 letters to the editor
What would it take to protect pedestrians?The (DP-April 27) article regarding the student who was killed by another student running a red light on Patteson Drive made me wonder, What would it take to protect pedestrians? But it was Suzanne Riffon-Kenneys letter to the editor June 9 that got my fingers on the keyboard.
June 17, 2019 - 9:19 am
Letters to the Editor
June 15 letters to the editor
Encourage one another and clergy to rebuild While Catholics lament the behavior of our leadership, have hope for the future.
June 17, 2019 - 8:42 am
Letters to the Editor
June 13 letters to the editor
Dont use clean energy funds for storage hub Recent news reports tout an ethane storage hub for the plastics industry as a bonanza for West Virginia, but consistently refuse to even mention the elephant in the room.
June 13, 2019 - 8:16 am
Letters to the Editor
June 12 letters to the editor
Freedom of religion extends to all faiths Its almost difficult to know how to respond to the ignorance and religious bigotry on display in some recent anti-Muslim letters to the editor of this newspaper.
June 12, 2019 - 8:23 am
Letters to the Editor
June 10 letters to the editor
Letter writers points well taken by reader Looking back at the newspapers letters to the editor, Ralph Correll was right.
June 10, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Letters to the Editor
June 9 letters to the editor
Enforcing traffic laws might still save a life So today was the last straw.
June 10, 2019 - 11:29 am
Letters to the Editor
June 6 letters to the editor
Deckers Creek race a Morgantown showcase For some, the escaped python in Sabraton was the big news Saturday, but perhaps unnoticed was the crowd of over 600 runners participating in the Deckers Creek Trail half marathon, running the course from Masontown to the Monongahela River through Sabraton.
June 6, 2019 - 9:24 am

Our Take

WVU athletic director has faith Huggins will fix men's hoops program
Between the uncontested dunks and the unexplained dismissals, West Virginias week of basketball has been weak even by this seasons woebegone standards.
February 14, 2019 - 12:07 am
Without preseason ranking, we would see this West Virginia hoops season differently
There is no getting around the disappointment that has come this season with the West Virginia mens basketball team.
January 24, 2019 - 6:32 pm
When money is the top priority on whether or not to play, we all lose
Sagaba Konate blocked seven shots against Pitt on Dec.
December 18, 2018 - 4:53 pm
West Virginia guard Brandon Knapper is worth rooting for
COMMENTARYMORGANTOWN, W.Va. The first rule in sports journalism is not to become a fan of the team or the players you are covering.
October 3, 2018 - 12:54 pm

TDP Editorials

TDP Editorials
Have you read the memo, yet? People are a priority, now
When did it start taking a policy memo to ensure people are the priority?In this case, homeowners, whose houses were devastated by the June 23, 2016 flood in West Virginia.
June 18, 2019 - 11:49 am
TDP Editorials
Osage building did not get like this in just a few months
If you think the roads are bad, you should see some of the buildings.
June 17, 2019 - 9:59 am
TDP Editorials
Little seems to be special about session
Sometimes youre almost glad for a Monday morning a reset.
June 17, 2019 - 8:59 am
TDP Editorials
Paying child support part of equation for being a good father
We considered waiting until Fathers Day to share these thoughts.
June 14, 2019 - 9:46 am
TDP Editorials
Intersection poses threat of a serious accident by design
and comment on plans for redesigning this intersection, go online at: plantogether.
June 13, 2019 - 9:28 am
TDP Editorials
Think our history is dull? Then take trip into our state’s past
Set your compass north, south, east or west and youll find history was never dull in West Virginia.
June 12, 2019 - 9:35 am
TDP Editorials
Others need to find spine in Legislature and call out Justice
We rarely find ourselves in agreement with the state Senates majority.
June 11, 2019 - 9:27 am
TDP Editorials
Impeachment inquiry looks to be overdue
Is it really ever wrong to wait to do whats right?That depends on why you are waiting to do the right thing.
June 10, 2019 - 11:14 am
TDP Editorials
New opioid project might prove to be an actual life saver
INFO, go online at: Unlike nation building, building a coalition to achieve a common purpose is possible.
June 7, 2019 - 9:38 am
TDP Editorials
Terrible sacrifices of defining moment in history still matter
As defining moments go for generations, or even in history, D-Day is larger than most.
June 6, 2019 - 9:10 am