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Say yes to home rule

October 21, 2014 The proposal for the adoption of home rule for the city of Altoona is one that deserves your attention. more »»

Construction upsetting

October 21, 2014 I am writing in response to an article in the paper on Oct. more »»

Mudslinging a turnoff

October 21, 2014 Why does there have to be so much mudslinging and badmouthing between politicians? Why can’t they just discuss their issues and how they plan to change or improve them? There is too much downgrading... more »»

Common sense lacking

October 20, 2014 Here we go again with all those wild promises. The feds have pumped millions into education over many years, and we still complain that we are somewhat sub-standard here in Pennsylvania. more »»

Make a difference

October 20, 2014 As Nov. 4 fast approaches, many people are wondering if they will vote. more »»

Support Home Rule

October 18, 2014 Voters in the Nov. 4 election have an opportunity to change how we govern ourselves in the city of Altoona by voting yes for the Home Rule Charter. more »»

Elect Wolf, Hartzok

October 18, 2014 The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has many problems. 1. It ranks 22nd in unemployment. 2. The financial rating given by Standard and Poor lists Pennsylvania as No. 46. 3. more »»

Ward fits the bill

October 18, 2014 I met Judy Ward a number of years ago when we served on a local nonprofit board together. more »»

Rice a fresh start

October 18, 2014 I am writing in support of Philip Rice for state Representative. I am a senior citizen, taxpayer and long-time resident of Cambria Count. more »»

Cats take toll on birds

October 17, 2014 I was surprised that the Mirror’s cover story about Hollidaysburg’s stray cat population never mentioned their impact on songbird populations. more »»

Ward wants to give back

October 17, 2014 We often hear about the positions of our political leaders. We rarely hear about the characteristics of those leaders. more »»

Nation drowning ‘in sea of tolerance’

October 16, 2014 I read with great interest the letter from Elizabeth Shade (Oct. 6) regarding the charges against the Bedford youth for desecrating a statue of Jesus. Ms. more »»

Ward right choice to represent district

October 16, 2014 Judy Ward is the right choice to represent the 80th District for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives. I have known Ward since childhood, and she has never wavered in her beliefs. more »»

Finding fault with Shuster

October 15, 2014 I have concerns with Rep. Bill Shuster on certain issues. Such as: Medicare, Social Security, Railroad Retirement: He wants to cut them while leaving his benefits intact. Health care: Scrap Obamacare. more »»

In support of Ward

October 15, 2014 I am writing about a candidate for the Pennsylvania state House’s 80th District — Judy Ward. more »»

As animal lover, control population

October 14, 2014 I love animals. I can watch the movies and TV about death and destruction, but let one animal die and I am lying in the middle of my floor in the fetal position bawlin. more »»

Courthouse in need of restoration

October 13, 2014 This is a letter of support for the much-needed restoration project at the Blair County Courthouse. more »»

Intelligent discussion lost in desecration case

October 11, 2014 Recently, protesters came to Bedford County in reaction to charges against a local teen, gathering in defense of his right to exercise free speech. Ms. Elizabeth K. more »»

Taxes are necessary

October 10, 2014 Taxes are a topic almost everyone complains about many times. Taxes are a necessity for many services that are taken for granted. more »»

Restrict travel for Ebola

October 10, 2014 I read the paper about Ebola, and I have questions: Why don’t the United States and the rest of the countries restrict travel to and from the areas of highest risk of Ebola? Send all the aid,... more »»

Prosecutor pays politics

October 10, 2014 Ms. Elizabeth Shade should understand that the (statue) fiasco in Bedford was all political. We have a county prosecutor who declared in 2007 at an open candidate forum that he is pro-life. more »»


SpokFrevo Orquestra October 21, 2014

7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Eisenhower Auditorium

Tickets: Adult $45 University Park Student $20 18 and Younger $35 1-800-ARTS-TIX or

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A Great Pumpkin of a Time in Hollidaysburg!

October 17, 2014 It’s Hollidaysburg’s turn for fall festival fun this weekend. Hollidaysburg’s ninth annual Pumpkin Festival takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Hollidaysbur. more »

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