TDP Editorials

Looking to resolve the downside of a booming economy

Can too much of a good thing ever be a bad thing?Or more to the point here: Is there a downside to a booming economy?The most recent government statistics put the unemployment rate in West Virginia at 4.

Columns/Opinion

Columns/Opinion
Migrants flee something worse
Not long ago, President Donald Trump tweeted that detained migrants, most hailing from Central American countries, are living far better now than where they came from, and in far safer conditions.
July 19, 2019 - 7:54 am
Columns/Opinion
Defund Lutheran groups for open borders now
If you were shocked by the images of the Mexican flag flying over an Aurora, Colo.
July 18, 2019 - 8:05 am
Columns/Opinion
The ‘squad’ doesn’t bother Israel
In part of his latest Twitter barrage, President Trump has been accusing four first-term congresswomen of infecting the Democratic Party with anti-Israel bias.
July 18, 2019 - 8:02 am
Columns/Opinion
Trump’s tweets: A foretaste of toxic 2020
racism was at the root of Donald Trumps 2016 candidacy, and so it will be again in 2020.
July 17, 2019 - 8:03 am
Columns/Opinion
Best outcome for lawsuit to fail
Theres an important bit of contingency planning that Republicans have neglected to do.
July 17, 2019 - 8:00 am
Columns/Opinion
Politics spoiled fun of our win at World Cup
Too bad we had someone like Colin Kaepernick playing soccer in the Womens World Cup.
July 17, 2019 - 7:58 am
Columns/Opinion
Drug price gouging: It’s your money or your life
To be American is a wonderful thing most of the time.
July 17, 2019 - 7:54 am
Columns/Opinion
Respecting life at the end of it
God be good to him we sure werent, was the prayer that came to mind when saw the news that Vincent Lambert had died.
July 16, 2019 - 9:27 am
Columns/Opinion
A Woodstock wedding, a dream fulfilled
My son Ben and his fiance Lindsey are planning a wedding in a reclaimed Catskills barn in Woodstock, shot through with light from a galaxy of knotholes.
July 16, 2019 - 9:25 am

Community Advisory Board

Columns/Opinion
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
Columns/Opinion
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
Columns/Opinion
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
Columns/Opinion
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
Columns/Opinion
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
Columns/Opinion
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
Columns/Opinion
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
Columns/Opinion
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
Columns/Opinion
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

Editorials

Editorials
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
Trump has treated Britain shamefully over a trifling spat
Kim Darroch learned the hard way what its like to be on the receiving end of Donald Trumps grim Twitter feed.
July 15, 2019 - 8:06 am
Guest Editorials
Help FTC, states stop scourge of dreaded robocalls
Robocalls come in all manner of manifestations. One of the latest: We answer a call, but suspecting a robocall, we say nothing.
July 8, 2019 - 8:18 am
Guest Editorials
Heart disease drop encouraging, but brace for gripper
If youre one of the evidently healthy people who has decided that 50 is the new 40, heres a dose of sobering news.
July 1, 2019 - 8:17 am
Guest Editorials
Job growth elixir for generational strife in the office
You never know what your cubicle mate is thinking, but recent research identified a source of workplace friction more serious than Jim from accountings use of the office microwave to heat up leftover fish: Younger workers wonder why older workers are hanging onto their jobs for so long.
June 24, 2019 - 8:14 am
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

Hoppy Kercheval

Hoppy Kercheval
More tough times reportedly ahead for coal
Coal continues to be a difficult business. Environmental pressures, increased competition from natural gas and renewables, and market conditions mean its harder than ever for coal operators to stay in business.
July 19, 2019 - 7:55 am
Hoppy Kercheval
From the moon to a continuous orbit of outrage
Were approaching the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
July 17, 2019 - 8:04 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Small donations adding up for Dems’ Stephen Smith
It does not take long to review the second quarter campaign financial statement of incumbent Gov.
July 12, 2019 - 7:53 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Cline’s legacy: Success and contributions
Chris Cline had a way of staying one step ahead in the volatile coal business.
July 9, 2019 - 8:08 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Republicans get on same page, finally
It took a while ok, it took six months but Republicans in the state Senate, the House of Delegates and the Republican governor finally got on the same page.
June 25, 2019 - 9:31 am
Hoppy Kercheval
What must we do when a ‘Jobs Act’ creates no jobs
Back in 2001, the West Virginia Legislature passed the West Virginia Jobs Act.
June 21, 2019 - 8:48 am
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

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
July 17 letters to the editor
State should look to city for ideas on roads Kudos to Morgantown City Council, the city manager, the citys engineers, paving contractors and especially people who pay the user fee for managing to make Morgantown a first class city.
July 17, 2019 - 7:51 am
Letters to the Editor
July 15 letters to the editor
Emergency needfor blood donors nowSummer can be a busy time full of fun activities and vacations, but the need for lifesaving blood transfusions never stops.
July 15, 2019 - 9:01 am
Letters to the Editor
July 11 letters to the editor
Thanks to commission for help with hydrants Good news for some Halleck Road residents.
July 11, 2019 - 8:03 am
Letters to the Editor
July 10 letters to the editor
Justice, still own potholes in Mon County There has been much talk but little results from the governor about increased efforts to upgrade or repair our primary roads in Monongalia County.
July 10, 2019 - 8:09 am
Letters to the Editor
July 8 letters to the editor
Harrop not qualified to say who speaks for who Since when does Froma Harrop get to decide who is black enough to speak for black people? She is black but also the daughter of affluent immigrants, Harrop says about Kamala Harris (DP-Wednesday), and continues Thus her forbears were never subjected to the traumas of slavery and Jim Crow.
July 8, 2019 - 10:07 am
Letters to the Editor
July 7 letters to the editor
Citys annexation will have consequences Most of us are taught from the time we are children that actions have consequences.
July 8, 2019 - 8:55 am
Letters to the Editor
July 3 letters to the editor
No purpose or need for citys wards commissionThe city of Morgantown does not have to have wards with equal population.
July 3, 2019 - 8:27 am
Letters to the Editor
June 30 Brazaitis letter
will leave Morgantowns City Council at the end of the month with mixed feelings.
July 1, 2019 - 9:22 am
Letters to the Editor
June 30 letters to the editor
Boundary adjustment sounds like anything but Through the years there have been several annexation attempts by the city of Morgantown, some successful some not.
July 1, 2019 - 9:16 am

Our Take

Columns/Opinion
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
Columns/Opinion
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
Columns/Opinion
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
Columns/Opinion
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
City Council needs to slow down and think a lot smaller
Too much, too fast was probably an understatement.When Morgantowns draft annexation plans were first unveiled in April we were taken aback by its scope, its timeline and the process the city planned to use to accomplish its goals.
July 18, 2019 - 5:05 pm
TDP Editorials
Effort to catch up with roads repairs stuck in slow lane
Were gonna need a bigger calendar.Its more apparent than ever that the governors secondary road repair initiative is not fast enough for anyone.
July 17, 2019 - 9:48 am
TDP Editorials
You soon might be able to answer your phone calls, again
Dont answer that! Let it go to voicemail.Thats probably the best advice there is for coping with robocalls.
July 16, 2019 - 9:30 am
TDP Editorials
‘Flash-floodier future’ cannot just be turned off
It may turn out yet our West Virginia hills are good for something besides admiring.
July 15, 2019 - 9:32 am
TDP Editorials
‘Flash-floodier future’ cannot be turned off
It may turn out yet our West Virginia hills are good for something besides admiring.
July 15, 2019 - 8:14 am
TDP Editorials
School districts will soon face tough test of open enrollment
It may turn out that the new open enrollment policy might be the cherry on top.
July 12, 2019 - 1:10 pm
TDP Editorials
Time to take issue with all candidates on road conditions
If youre looking for a hot-button issue on the nations political landscape, take your pick.
July 11, 2019 - 9:39 am
TDP Editorials
Precedent being set not far from us on open government
It isnt our turf. It isnt our market. But the message is right on target for every level of government.
July 10, 2019 - 9:26 am
TDP Editorials
Privatization of child welfare services still must ensure stability
If someone were to ask: Whats the most vital concern of a child? Our answer would be stability.
July 9, 2019 - 9:35 am
TDP Editorials
Despite the noise, firework revenues yet to cause a bang
You never would have known there was a law against it in Morgantown.
July 8, 2019 - 9:33 am