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Congress rushing to make the CIA less accountable


Congress rushing to make the CIA less accountable

Its already a crime to identify a covert intelligence agent or confidential informant working overseas.

Aldona Bird

Hunting for chanterelles in the wild
BIRD, [email protected] your hand if you are a mycophagist.
July 31, 2019 – 9:40 am
Eggplant makes a tasty ‘meatball’
BIRD, [email protected] few years ago, had you asked, would not have listed eggplants among my favorite vegetables.
July 23, 2019 – 9:01 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
Aldona Bird
Festivities abound around the region this weekend
Ready for the Buckwheat Festival? And the Pawpaw Festival? And the Morgantown Art Walk? And the kazillion other events happening this weekend?Trying to keep up with the many exciting community events this weekend, barely know where to start.
September 25, 2018 – 9:37 am
Aldona Bird
Hoot and Howl: local handmade artisan gifts and crafts shop
Although Hoot and Howl an eclectic and charming shop on the corner of Walnut and Spruce streets in Morgantown opened about a month ago, only checked it out last week, and ended up stopping in four times since.
September 4, 2018 – 2:04 pm
Aldona Bird
Organic farms take a lot of work, patience
By Aldona BirdThroughout Preston County, a few farmers have been growing organically since before it was cool and trendy.
August 21, 2018 – 9:29 am
Aldona Bird
Artist reclaims West Virginia coal for jewelry
By Aldona BirdCoal runs deep in our part of Appalachia, in our mountains and in our culture.
August 14, 2018 – 8:29 am
Aldona Bird
Try homemade recipes for your favorite treats
By Aldona BirdJust when a resolution to only eat homemade bread and pasta cut my wheat intake .
July 31, 2018 – 8:59 am
Aldona Bird
Make the most of your waste
few months ago, got lazy and didnt clean my car for a couple weeks.
July 23, 2018 – 5:55 pm

Becca Fint Clark

Becca Fint Clark
Summer means fun at camps
My favorite part of the year is approaching quickly and that is summer.
April 21, 2018 – 8:00 pm

Dr. Michael Hogan

Preventing targeting in football
Even though everyone acknowledges the possible serious injuries associated with targeting, the penalty for targeting and the possible associated injuries is not severe enough to preventthe infraction.
August 21, 2018 – 6:26 pm
How do we know what is good and what is evil?
By Dr. Michael HoganDo evil people know they are evil, and do evil governments know they are evil, and do they care?Maybe there is no such thing as being evil.
August 8, 2018 – 8:37 am
I want to be a [TV news] pundit
By Dr. Michael HoganWhen grow up, want to be a pundit.
July 11, 2018 – 9:12 am

Dr. Trembush and Dr. Stout

Chiropractors treat more than just back pain
Q: get neck pain and shoulder soreness monthly and am getting tired of it.
April 21, 2019 – 12:01 am
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
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
Fashion vs. function: High heels can hurt you
Q: am a busy working woman and need to wear suits and heels daily.
May 19, 2019 – 12:01 am
Back pain is not likely to go away on its own
Q: am feeling pain in my back and wonder if it is a really bad idea to wait and see if it goes away on its own.
May 5, 2019 – 12:01 am
Nearsightedness is common — but not contagious
Q: heard that nearsightedness is spreading, especially among children.
March 31, 2019 – 12:01 am
Maintaining back health during pregnancy
Pregnancy is a beautiful state. But it can also bring some physical discomfort as your body changes.
March 24, 2019 – 12:01 am
Advice for warm-weather contact lenses
Q: am thinking about getting some contact lenses for warm weather, but wondering about swimming and sports.
March 17, 2019 – 12:02 am
Vitamin B-12 found to support bone health
Q: have low bone density and am concerned about the side effects of taking the prescribed drug for my osteoporosis.
March 10, 2019 – 12:01 am
Lenses can help slow, stop nearsightedness progression
Q: was surprised to learn that my 9-year-old daughter needs glasses, because she had made no complaints to me, but even more when my eye doctor recommended contact lenses to slow the progression of her nearsightedness.
February 17, 2019 – 12:01 am

H.R. Scott

Cattle grazing systems and how to improve them
Grazing season is just around the corner a welcome break from cold weather, muddy lots and delivering feed to cows.
May 12, 2018 – 7:00 pm

Healthy Living

WVU Heart and Vascular Institute partners with group for free exams
The Heart and Vascular Institutes program, in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Education and Research Foundation and more than 20 medical organizations from across the United States, will host a first-of-its-kind, one-day free cardiovascular screening and diagnostic examination event at four Medicine locations in North Central West Virginia on Oct.
September 30, 2018 – 8:00 am
Protect your eyes — and your eyelids — from the sun
Chances are, your sun protection routine is missing a key area one thats highly vulnerable to potentially deadly skin cancers.
July 29, 2018 – 8:13 am
WVU Medicine dermatologist shares summer skin care tips
During summer, my favorite time of year, youre outside more often, facing the heat, humidity, chlorine at the pool, or salt water at the beach.
July 22, 2018 – 7:00 am
4 things to know about recovering from knee replacement surgery
If you are considering a total knee replacement, join the crowd.
July 1, 2018 – 7:00 am
High blood pressure should be taken seriously
High blood pressure typically doesnt come with warning signs, but it can lead to dangerous health issues like heart disease and stroke if left unchecked.
June 11, 2018 – 10:50 am
‘Text neck’ is a thing — here’s how to avoid it
That crick in your neck you get after looking at your smartphone for a long time has a name text neck.
April 22, 2018 – 11:11 am
Take poison prevention seriously
While young children are more likely to be victims of poisonings than adults, steps can be taken to prevent poisonings for all ages.
April 8, 2018 – 7:57 am

Irene Marinelli

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
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
Sweet memories of summer days gone by
July is here, that glorious month of summer.In May we pulled away from winters hold to watch a new season awaken.
June 30, 2018 – 8:00 pm
Pierre would never make it living off the grid
Rob and have been watching an excellent series on Netflix: Life Below Zero.
June 23, 2018 – 8:34 pm
Pierre’s naughty behavior turns nocturnal
It is almost impossible to stay mad at Pierre.Pierre and are not on speaking terms today.
June 16, 2018 – 2:00 pm
There is something special about summer twilights
Twilight drops her curtain down and pins it with a star.
June 11, 2018 – 9:35 am
Collecting, discarding makes for a balanced life
People assume happiness stems from collecting things outside yourself, whereas true happiness stems from removing things from inside yourself Dalai LamaOver the years Ive collected a lot of things, some useful, others ornamental.
May 19, 2018 – 8:00 pm
Man’s best friend finally shows signs of empathy
good definition of empathy is the ability to understand and even share the emotions of another.
May 12, 2018 – 6:30 pm
Flower-frailty and the passing beauty of spring
By Irene MarinelliSpring drew on … and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.
May 6, 2018 – 7:00 am

Joe Smith

Joe Smith
Morgantown girls’ 4×800 relay team wins state title
For a good portion of the state Class girls 4×800 meter relay, it looked as if University High had it in the bag.
May 18, 2019 – 12:21 am
Joe Smith
Morgantown tennis duo Bella Mascari, Mackenzie Sorton hope to repeat state title
In recent years, Morgantown Highs Bella Mascari and Mackenzie Sorton have established themselves as a top-tier duo on the tennis court.
May 11, 2019 – 12:17 am
Joe Smith
University’s girls’ lacrosse team puts away Morgantown late, 11-7
Some games are just more important than others.Such was the case for the University High girls lacrosse team as it hosted Morgantown in its regular-season finale Friday.
May 3, 2019 – 11:12 pm
Joe Smith
Morgantown girls, University boys capture Region I tennis titles
For University junior Kyle Hawthorne, Morgantowns Ben Rosiello has been a dangerous foe.
May 2, 2019 – 11:14 pm
Clay Battelle
Clay-Battelle’s Nathan Swaniger starting to receive attention after impressive season so far
Just a few months ago, not many people in the West Virginia track and field community knew the name Nathan Swaniger.
April 27, 2019 – 9:47 pm
Joe Smith
Nate Gibson’s six goals lead University to OT win against Morgantown High
  University High lacrosse player Nate Gibson has a certain beverage of choice on gameday: Red Bull.
April 27, 2019 – 12:50 am
Clay Battelle
Clay-Battelle track and field team guided by good leadership
team is often only as good as its leadership. If that proves the case for the Clay-Battelle High track and field team, the Cee-Bees are likely in good shape.
April 22, 2019 – 12:05 am
Joe Smith
University’s Emma Williams gets life-changing experience on mission trip to Kenya
Growing up in Appalachia, University High track and field junior Emma Williams always thought she understood what poverty looked like.
April 20, 2019 – 11:19 pm
Joe Smith
Morgantown baseball players think Myrtle Beach trip helps bring the team together
For 14 years, the Morgantown High baseball team has made the trek to Myrtle Beach each spring for the Ripken Experience.
April 20, 2019 – 12:26 am
Joe Smith
Despite lacking numbers, Trinity track team is putting together a historic season
In a team sport such as track and field, youll often hear coaches from smaller schools lament about a lack of athletes to field a competitive team.
April 19, 2019 – 9:39 pm

John Samsell

Moving closer changes old to new
It was fun recalling local clothing enterprisesso much so that it should just as entertaining to look at eating places and how they followed, or led the way, for development of the region.
September 2, 2018 – 10:16 am
Reading popular again
Selection among the top 100 books was an interesting, though frustrating, endeavor.
August 5, 2018 – 2:29 pm
Baseball a long-time favorite
Baseball a long-time favoritedont know why, but during my years at Morgantown High, the school had no baseball teams.
July 15, 2018 – 10:26 am
Webster peaks with mountains and valleys
If you are interested in West Virginias mountains and valleys, you can find your fill by going to the south central part of the state.
June 17, 2018 – 11:46 am
John Samsell
A look at area through eyes of 1937
Statistics are an interesting part of history. For instance, look at those provided about Morgantown 80 years ago by the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce (before the area was added to the chambers name.
June 10, 2018 – 12:24 pm
Time to see the sites
The geographic territory in which we live was developed through the centuries in a manner that included oceans and glaciers too big its hard to imagine.
June 3, 2018 – 3:53 pm
Why so close to the state line?
By John SamsellWe already know why a chunk of Maryland is stuck inside West Virginias Eastern Panhandle.
May 28, 2018 – 8:37 am
How landmarks got their names
It seems every West Virginian attempts to determine how and why landmarks got their names.
May 20, 2018 – 10:47 am
Country changes for the good and bad
As look across this great state of ours dont see what our mountains once contained but a beginning for those following our footsteps.
May 13, 2018 – 11:31 am

Justin Jackson

Huggins Q&A;: Getting back to ‘Press Virginia’ is crucial for turnaround
Inside the West Virginia basketball practice facility, coaches are working the phones and graduate assistants are breaking down last seasons film.
May 4, 2019 – 1:41 pm
Justin Jackson
Huggs on Sagaba Konate: ‘I think he’s gone’
For a second consecutive year, West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate has been invited to the Combine and Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins believes its a signal that Konate has played his last collegiate game.
April 30, 2019 – 4:44 pm
Justin Jackson
Clarence Nadolny picks Texas Tech over West Virginia, Iowa State
Clarence Nadolny, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard who played last season at Scotland (Pa.
April 29, 2019 – 3:40 pm
Justin Jackson
Non-conference schedule released for West Virginia men’s hoops
Bob Huggins will open up next season against the school that gave him his first Division coaching job.
April 29, 2019 – 2:38 pm
Justin Jackson
Sagaba Konate signs with agent, options remain open to return to West Virginia
West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate has signed with Sports Management, an certified agency that lists DeAndre Ayton last seasons No.
April 29, 2019 – 1:39 pm
Justin Jackson
Sagaba Konate enters NBA draft; options still open for a return to West Virginia
As West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate entered his name into the 2019 draft, Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins didnt close the door on Konates return to the school.
April 22, 2019 – 3:29 pm
Justin Jackson
Sean McNeil took unconventional path to West Virginia
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Looking back now on his journey, there are parts to Sean McNeils story even he finds difficult to believe.
April 20, 2019 – 12:59 am
Justin Jackson
Column: The NBA needs to make up its mind when it comes to draft eligibility
Before the and the National Basketball Players Association begin debating what is right and wrong for the future of the draft, they need to simply ask themselves one question:What will they do when the national narrative changes yet again?Beginning in 2022, it is expected the will once again allow 18-year olds to submit their names, effectively ending the one-and-done rule in college basketball.
April 20, 2019 – 12:20 am
Justin Jackson
Junior-college guards Sherman, McNeil sign with West Virginia
By simply taking off his hoodie and showing off a West Virginia T-shirt underneath, Tajzmel Taz Sherman added his name to the Mountaineers roster.
April 17, 2019 – 6:08 pm
Justin Jackson
West Virginia will travel to St. John’s in first Big 12/Big East alliance
West Virginias first game in the Big 12/Big East scheduling alliance will be on the road against St.
April 4, 2019 – 12:53 pm

Keenan Cummings

West Virginia making final push before early signing day
By: Keenan CummingsFor The Dominion Post Fresh off an official visit weekend that netted a pair of new commitments for West Virginia, the focus now shifts to the final opportunity to impress prior to the early signing day.
December 11, 2018 – 8:53 pm
Four-star safety Smith picks WVU
By Keenan CummingsWere in the midst of a dead period, but the West Virginia recruiting class continues to take shape.
August 24, 2018 – 9:11 am
Bartlett commit keeps Georgia pipeline going
By Keenan CummingsIf the Peach State to Morgantown pipeline on the football recruiting trail can be looked at as a train thats steaming ahead, then the conductor is no other than Doug Belk.
August 11, 2018 – 8:36 am
WVU looks to Smiths for safety help
By Keenan CummingsIts a tale of two Smiths at the safety spot for the football team.
August 8, 2018 – 8:35 am
WVU showcases itself to prospects this weekend with grid Showtime
The football program is set to welcome a number of high-level prospects to campus for its annual premier recruiting event of the summer.
July 27, 2018 – 9:27 pm
Mountaineers in line to swipe another Quip from Pitt
Aliquippa High School has been kind to in recent years.
July 20, 2018 – 11:36 pm
Mountaineers make offers to 2 Kanawha Valley prospects
Another camp, more in-state offers.Or at least that seems to be the recipe of late when it comes to the football program.
June 22, 2018 – 10:53 pm
Mountaineers make an offer to ‘home-state guy’ Frazier
By Keenan CummingsThe state of West Virginia continues to churn out high-level football prospects lately.
June 16, 2018 – 9:48 pm
WVU looking in Carolinas for gridiron help
By Keenan CummingsCamp season is important for those prospects that will be seniors this coming fall as they look to make their last impressions on college coaches prior to their final seasons of high school football.
June 12, 2018 – 8:29 am
Camps give coaches a chance to test out potential prospects
By Keenan Cummingswill be a busy place the next couple weeks.
June 6, 2018 – 9:01 am

Kerri Kosten

Kerri Kosten
Morgantown grad Cameron Lyons finding success playing football at Akron
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Cameron Lyons has been into sports his entire life.
July 17, 2019 – 12:00 pm
Kerri Kosten
Football runs in the family for Wolfley
Maverick Wolfley grew up wanting to play football.”first got into football in the fifth grade and played for the Cheat Lake Chargers,” he said.
March 7, 2019 – 12:26 pm
Kerri Kosten
Paladino finds success after leaving WVU
Amelia “Millie” Paladino has known the highs and the lows of running cross-country.
March 7, 2019 – 12:25 pm
Kerri Kosten
Mocyunas making most of chance with Marshall
Collin Mocyunas started playing soccer at age 3.Morgantown native, he’s is a 2017 graduate of University High.
March 7, 2019 – 12:23 pm
Kerri Kosten
Armstrong’s love of football starts with Dad and Mountaineers
Jack Armstrong was about 2 when his dad started taking him to football games.
March 7, 2019 – 12:22 pm
Kerri Kosten
Softball star Rachel Rousseau looks forward to upcoming season
Rachel Rousseau grew up around softball.Both of my parents played slow-pitch down at so grew up at the ball fields and naturally began to fall in love with the sport, she said.
November 19, 2018 – 4:39 pm
Kerri Kosten
Hormell happy with transition into softball
Heidi Hormell did not start out playing softball, but her transition from baseball came easy.
September 17, 2018 – 12:23 pm
Andersen makes most of freshman year at Fairmont
Kaylee Andersen comes from an athletic family.So, it was only natural that she started playing sports at a pretty young age.
August 28, 2018 – 6:46 pm
Kerri Kosten
Column: Morgano getting used to new coach at Ole Miss
When Antonio Morgano was in high school, he never imagined himself becoming a Rebel basketball player.
August 20, 2018 – 1:41 pm
Hanson learns pro ropes working with Cubs, Bills
Morgantown native Tara Hanson is spending this summer in Des Moines, Iowa, where shes an intern with the Chicago Cubs Class minor-league team in Iowa.
July 14, 2018 – 8:23 am

MaryWade Triplett

Are you ready for the next disaster?
year ago, the city of Houston was still covered in water, the remnants of the devastating Aug.
August 31, 2018 – 4:34 pm
MCHD Smile Express is on its way to Monongalia County
During the next few weeks, many residents will see a new rolling down the streets and highways of Monongalia County.
August 17, 2018 – 6:29 pm
Are Fido & Fluffy up to date on rabies vaccines?
Your adorable and adored tabby cat is basking in the sun on your porch.
August 3, 2018 – 6:42 pm
Breastfeeding Awareness Walk showcases natural activity
Not very long ago, a woman was in a Morgantown business doing one of the most natural things in the world breastfeeding her baby.
July 20, 2018 – 10:16 pm
Radon tests half price due to grant
Usually when were releasing information on radon, its during the dead of winter.
July 6, 2018 – 5:27 pm
Working for a healthier West Virginia
Its hard to believe its been five years since West Virginias sesquicentennial celebrating 150 years.
June 22, 2018 – 6:16 pm
MaryWade Triplett
Adopt healthier habits for Men’s Health Month
The statistics surrounding mens health can be daunting.
June 12, 2018 – 7:11 pm
Keep the ‘poo’ out of the pool
By Mary Wade Triplett, Monongalia County Health DepartmentHave a great summer!Where are you going on vacation?Road trip!Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer, if not the scientific one.
May 26, 2018 – 8:41 am
Be vigilant against Hep A outbreak
Its time to talk about that alphabet soup of viruses, hepatitis.
May 11, 2018 – 4:58 pm

Sean Manning

Local Sports
Morgantown’s Quintin Smith bringing pop to leadoff spot
Quintin Smith lives by the phrase, If you look good, you play good.
May 18, 2019 – 5:25 pm
Clay Battelle
Clay-Battelle’s regional opener against Moorefield postponed
The C-softball teams regional opener against Moorefield was postponed Monday and rescheduled to 5 p.
May 13, 2019 – 10:02 pm
Local Sports
Morgantown to face Wheeling Park again in regionals
The Morgantown High softball team has to feel good heading into this weeks Region championship series with Wheeling Park.
May 13, 2019 – 9:59 pm
Local Sports
University’s Andre Barcinas, Jameson Walters advance to singles championship round
As dominant has University Highs Andre Barcinas was in Fridays semifinal of the state tennis tournament against Washingtons Michael Barr, it didnt look like Barcinas was even going to have a chance to make the semis during his quarterfinals match Thursday.
May 11, 2019 – 12:21 am
Local Sports
Cody Calvert hasn’t let knee injury stop him from pursuing state title dream
bad cut during a preseason game in Pittsburgh nearly ended Cody Calverts senior season before it even got started.
May 10, 2019 – 10:15 pm
Local Sports
Morgantown slightly stagnant offensively in 11-1 win over Preston
Morgantown High has one of the most productive lineups in West Virginia and it looked like the Mohigans were going to continue to roll up runs during Mondays sectional tournament opener against Preston.
May 7, 2019 – 12:24 am
Local Sports
Morgantown’s Kaitlyn Ammons to try out for Team USA U16
Kaitlyn Ammons merely hoped to land a spot with the Philly Belles 16Nike travel team.
May 4, 2019 – 11:29 pm
Local Sports
Morgantown beats Buckhannon-Upshur 12-3 to win softball sectional title
Mental mistakes and defensive miscues by the Morgantown High softball team were the main reason Friday nights win-or-go-home sectional championship against Buckhannon-Upshur was even necessary.
May 3, 2019 – 9:12 pm
Local Sports
Morgantown, University softball teams set to face in StrikeOut Cancer game
Though the postseason looms for the Morgantown and University High softball teams, todays matchup at Mylan Park will have a more meaningful impact than playoff seedings.
April 22, 2019 – 6:05 pm
Local Sports
Morgantown’s Elise Sizick enjoys time with Christian organization, spreading Gospel
Elise Sizick has grown up around Young Life most of her life and shes seen the effect its had on students.
April 20, 2019 – 11:14 pm

Vaageesha Das

Vaageesha Das
What happens when rocks get close to the sun
Why and how do meteor showers occur?When it comes to Solar System, in addition to the planets, there are other objects orbiting the sun.
September 21, 2018 – 11:41 pm
Roads have seen much change
By Vaageesha DasWhat are roads made of?Some roads are bumpy because they are filled with potholes.
August 11, 2018 – 8:38 am
Microwaves are more complex than we think
By Vaageesha DasWhenever we are hungry and in need to heat some food up, we usually use the microwave.
July 28, 2018 – 8:45 am
I’ve bin recycling, have you?
What happens during the recycling process?We are always told that recycling helps the planet and that we should recycle whenever we can.
July 13, 2018 – 6:44 pm
Is acne a genetics thing?
Some people dont enjoy the teenage years because its filled with hormones, self-consciousness and pimples.
June 29, 2018 – 4:08 pm
Why are rats used for tests in laboratories?
In almost all the medical research we learn about, we find that it was tested on a lab rat.
June 15, 2018 – 8:26 pm
How does an eraser work?
Erasers help us get rid of our mistakes. The lead in the pencil is actually graphite, which is made up of carbon.
June 1, 2018 – 5:53 pm
How do we make paint?
By Vaageesha DasDo you remember Bob Ross? Some people say that he started (a sound induced sensation which causes tingling on the skin), others call him the greatest human being to ever live on Earth.
May 19, 2018 – 8:54 am
Why does hair turn gray?
By Vaageesha DasWe, as humans, get older and older, until we die.
May 5, 2018 – 7:00 am