Football

We still don't know what this West Virginia team is, but if you're winning, that's A-OK

COMMENTARYMORGANTOWN, W.Va. After West Virginia's 17-point win a week ago against N.

Columns/Opinion

Columns/Opinion
A music born out of hard times
Ive spent the past couple of years working on a new album on my experiences over the last 62 years, from childhood to the trials of adult life in marriage and parenthood.
September 20, 2019 - 8:05 am
Columns/Opinion
The crackers and frackers could hold keys to 2020
MONACA, Pa.All Darrin Kelly wanted for the energy workers in Western Pennsylvania was that the Democratic presidential hopefuls would talk to them before going to war against shale.
September 19, 2019 - 7:55 am
Columns/Opinion
Something’s a little off about Elizabeth Warren
Ed Rendell recently whacked Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
September 18, 2019 - 8:13 am
Aldona Bird
Shaking up interest in rattlesnakes
Gold and blue, cardinals, rhododendrons and black bears are some of what we associate with our state.
September 16, 2019 - 7:48 pm
Columns/Opinion
Ideas of electability an annoying diversion
Our subject today is a word. It seems to be the word of the moment, at least on the political left.
September 16, 2019 - 9:11 am
Columns/Opinion
Going native: Vial of racism called Sauvage
In late August, the chic French luxury brand Christian Dior debuted an ad campaign for its fragrance referencing Native Americans.
September 16, 2019 - 9:08 am
Columns/Opinion
Disease can be financially toxic
For three decades Ive worked with people who are aging or chronically ill, helping them figure out how the heck they are going to pay for old age or serious illness.
September 13, 2019 - 7:41 am
Columns/Opinion
Black Americans are doing a lot better under Trump
The August jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed more great news for all Americans.
September 12, 2019 - 7:53 am
Columns/Opinion
Is it ethical to take good money from bad people?
The now-former head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab went from hero to zero in a couple of news cycles.
September 11, 2019 - 8:09 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
Congress rushing to make the CIA less accountable
Its already a crime to identify a covert intelligence agent or confidential informant working overseas.
July 23, 2019 - 12:43 pm
Editorials
How does nanotechnology revolutionize the world?
Physicist Richard Feynman is the father of nanotechnology.
September 21, 2019 - 9:00 am
Editorials
What is a SIM card?
If you have a cellphone, you may know that you need a card or the phone wont work.
September 6, 2019 - 11:05 pm
Dr. Trembush and Dr. Stout
Pain often absent in presence of eye issues
Q: My mother just had a retinal detachment, requiring emergency eye surgery.
July 31, 2019 - 9:46 am
Dr. Trembush and Dr. Stout
Carpal tunnel may begin in the neck
Q: have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome but would like to attempt a nonsurgical remedy before succumbing to the surgical procedure recommended.
July 31, 2019 - 9:45 am
Editorials
We all need that special unconditional love and comfort
Some months ago, spent several days in Mt. Lebanon with our daughter, Noelle and our 10-year-old grandson, Max.
July 31, 2019 - 9:43 am
Aldona Bird
Hunting for chanterelles in the wild
BIRD, Newsroom@DominionPost.comRaise your hand if you are a mycophagist.
July 31, 2019 - 9:40 am
Aldona Bird
Eggplant makes a tasty 'meatball'
BIRD, Newsroom@DominionPost.com few years ago, had you asked, would not have listed eggplants among my favorite vegetables.
July 23, 2019 - 9:01 am
Editorials
Words can be beacons, weapons and balm to the spirit
The limits of my language means the limits of my world Ludwig Wittgenstein Words.
July 21, 2019 - 9:01 am
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
The amazing, disappearing deficit concern
Mirrors, smoke, sleight of hand, trap doors or false walls and distractions, these are the tools of the magicians disappearing act.
July 29, 2019 - 3:05 pm
Guest Editorials
Hey, New York, Chicago has it right on cops
Compare and contrast.In 2014, three months after a banned police chokehold led to the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot and killed by cops in Chicago.
July 26, 2019 - 2:47 pm
Guest Editorials
Will Johnson give special relations a positive boost?
Looking at the United Kingdom from this side of the Atlantic, its fair to say that who becomes prime minister isnt always a crucial development.
July 25, 2019 - 8:59 am
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

Hoppy Kercheval

Hoppy Kercheval
Another challenge in our state that weighs us down
This column is not about fat shaming, but rather an acknowledgment of this fact: West Virginians are too heavy.
September 20, 2019 - 8:12 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Poll: State teachers have the public behind them
The state teacher unions have conducted two strikes in two years.
September 13, 2019 - 7:42 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Why Sen. Manchin passed up the governor’s race
Sen. Joe Manchin has always been politically stealthy.
September 6, 2019 - 7:47 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Brown has won over Mountaineer Nation, for now
When Dudley DeGroot arrived in Morgantown in 1948 to coach the football team, he already had nearly 20 years of college and professional head coaching experience.
August 30, 2019 - 7:43 am
Hoppy Kercheval
Manchin-Toomey gun bill’s outcome depends on Trump
Getting consensus in Washington on gun control is more difficult than fans of and Pitt finding common ground.
August 23, 2019 - 8:42 am
Hoppy Kercheval
‘Do Something!’ rallying cry for response to violence
When Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine spoke during a vigil for the victims of the deadly mass shooting in Dayton, the crowd began to chant Do something!Professional soccer player Alejandro Bedoya of the Philadelphia Union followed up his score of a goal Sunday by grabbing the on-field microphone and declaring, Hey, Congress, do something now! End gun violence! Lets go!Do something is often what someone says while in panic mode.
August 9, 2019 - 4:16 pm
Hoppy Kercheval
Raising minimum wage doesn’t happen in a vacuum
Heres a loaded question: How much do you think you should be paid for your labor?If youve been in the workforce, then you probably have a pretty good idea of what your skills are worth, and if you operate a business then you know the value of particular jobs.
August 2, 2019 - 7:36 am
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

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
Sept. 19 letters to the editor
Reader put off by recent cartoon in newspaperI, like most people claim to have a pretty wide sense of humor.
September 19, 2019 - 7:53 am
Letters to the Editor
Sept. 18 letters to the editor
most deserved honorfor great, No. 44It was a wonderful honor for Jerry West to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom and great to hear what West Virginians like myself are very familiar with Jerome Alan Wests story of building great triumph from the tragedy of incredible poverty in his early years in Chelyan.
September 18, 2019 - 8:12 am
Letters to the Editor
Sept. 16 letters to the editor
More to climate case than meets the eyeRegarding Jim.
September 16, 2019 - 9:05 am
Letters to the Editor
Sept. 12 letters to the editor
WVUs efforts to includestudents noted(Parents Friends Lesbian And Gay) Morgantown would like to extend its congratulations to West Virginia Universitys LGBTQ+ Center and director for receiving national recognition for LGBTQ+ outreach and student engagement.
September 12, 2019 - 7:51 am
Letters to the Editor
Sept. 11 letters to the editor
Lot of memories linger still over Stansbury Hall Goodbye, Stansbury Hall.
September 11, 2019 - 8:06 am
Letters to the Editor
Sept. 9 letters to the editor
If democracy needed afriend it wasnt TrumpLowering taxes, enacting tariffs and deregulating many safety measures designated to protect our health, President Trump is imploding our democracy.
September 9, 2019 - 7:56 am
Letters to the Editor
Sept. 5 letters to the editor
How do other counties manage nicer roads? After numerous calls to the Division of Highways, both local and district offices, and letters to the paper about the huge potholes on W.
September 5, 2019 - 7:38 am
Letters to the Editor
Sept. 4 letters to the editor
Road conditions boildown to unreliable DOHExit 7 off Interstate -68 to W.
September 4, 2019 - 7:38 am
Letters to the Editor
Aug. 29 letters to the editor
Nothing to fear if youenter country legallyThis is a response to Martina A.
August 29, 2019 - 7:55 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
A complex issue has come home to roost on downtown streets
Ever wonder where you start when addressing a truly complex problem?Look no further than Morgantowns City Council meeting this week for an answer to that question.
September 20, 2019 - 9:05 am
TDP Editorials
We got more than a win, we finally got back our team spirit
We would like to claim WVUs lopsided-win over the Wolfpack last week didnt surprise us.
September 19, 2019 - 9:41 am
TDP Editorials
How you conduct yourself at games and in life counts
Listen up! Roane County High Schools football coachs message to his team applies to all of us.
September 18, 2019 - 10:18 am
TDP Editorials
There’s good reason to think River Road poses potential risk
You could say a risk runs through it.That is, River Road (Monongalia County Route 45), which for more than a decade has been the source of many costly repairs and as many major failures.
September 17, 2019 - 9:40 am
TDP Editorials
Being present in a classroom still best way to learn lesson
You would think the morning roll call in a classroom would be the easiest part of the day.
September 16, 2019 - 9:52 am
TDP Editorials
Canceling elections not doing anyone’s campaign a favor
Some think you have to endorse someone and their beliefs to defend them from a wrong.
September 13, 2019 - 9:37 am
TDP Editorials
Canceling elections not doing anyone’s campaign a favor
Some think you have to endorse someone and their beliefs to defend them from a wrong.
September 13, 2019 - 9:35 am
TDP Editorials
If charge is devised for political gain it won’t be a surprise
It almost appears like some kind of October surprise, but its not just the right month, its not even the right year.
September 12, 2019 - 9:56 am
TDP Editorials
Efforts to cover up mistake on Dorian cause for a storm
If the president visits Alabama and starts tossing out rolls of paper towels this week, all is lost.
September 11, 2019 - 10:05 am
TDP Editorials
DEP, NRCS should make up lost time on treatment plant
In a sense, theres still no light at the end of the tunnel that is Richard Mine.
September 10, 2019 - 10:01 am