The Herald-Dispatch Opinions RSS 2014-11-29T00:15:42-05:00 urn:uuid:1b4aaecd-a220-4476-a731-f1603094589d Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported), except where noted. Editorial: Despite several snags, school breakfast program worthwhile The Herald-Dispatch 2014-11-28T00:01:30-05:00 <p> As one way to address a couple of significant challenges in West Virginia, the state&#39;s lawmakers in 2013 approved the Feed to Achieve Act.</p> Milt Hankins: Is Cosby a victim of questionable accusations? The Herald-Dispatch 2014-11-28T00:01:30-05:00 <p> I&#39;m so glad I was never famous and rich and am not worth $400 million plus!</p> Editorial: Spirit of giving is a Tri-State tradition The Herald-Dispatch 2014-11-27T00:00:00-05:00 <p>In 1977, Denise "Cricket" Hudson started a holiday party for children who might not otherwise have much of a Christmas. </p> Voice of the people The Herald-Dispatch 2014-11-27T00:00:00-05:00 <p>I hope there are Marshall football fans who will agree with me on trying to get the people who make the decisions about the stadium seating to designate a "Family Section" for the fans who would like to enjoy the game without being subjected to those who have had too much to drink, use language that no one should have to hear and do not care about the other fans around them. </p> Mark Caserta: Obama's leadership divides the nation The Herald-Dispatch 2014-11-27T00:00:00-05:00 <p>"Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all, by uniting we stand, by dividing we fall." </p> Thumbs up: Police promote safe driving during holidays The Herald-Dispatch 2014-11-26T06:44:29-05:00 <p> Relative to the past, Kentucky is having a good year in terms of highway fatalities, and the Kentucky State Police hope a stepped-up enforcement effort will keep it that way.</p> Voice of the People The Herald-Dispatch 2014-11-26T00:24:30-05:00 <p>Memory of 11/14/70 forever etched</p> <p>On Nov. 14, 1970, a young Navy radioman was working the midnight shift in Keflivik, I ... </p> Thumbs down: States' prison populations are rising again The Herald-Dispatch 2014-11-26T06:44:59-05:00 <p> The growth of the nation&#39;s prison population over the past 40 years has been staggering.</p> Diane Mufson: It's time to focus on why you should be thankful The Herald-Dispatch 2014-11-26T06:49:31-05:00 <p> Not too long ago I was sitting in my dentist&#39;s office having my teeth cleaned. If I didn&#39;t have to open my mouth, I would have been gritting my teeth. Dental offices have never been one my favorite places.</p> Editorial: Agencies step up efforts in fighting abuse of children The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:acb6448f-6dc4-4bc6-883f-487e5fdeb0a9 2014-11-25T09:32:52-05:00 <p> &#160;Cases of sexual assault and abuse of children occur all too often, and each is likely to scar the victim for many years, perhaps a lifetime.</p>