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Vote to get finances under some control

November 22, 2014 If you evaluate the current state of monetary and fiscal affairs, there are far too many people in influential positions, both public and private, who continue to remain reticent and complacent abou... more »»

Accountability comes from faith

November 21, 2014 In a recent letter, Elizabeth K. Shade set a double standard by stating that “people should never argue about ... religion. more »»

Home rule charter brings added taxes

November 21, 2014 This is a follow-up to my previous letter (Oct. 28) where I urged people to vote no on the adoption of the home rule charter. more »»

Proclamation raises visibility for cancer

November 20, 2014 It is unacceptable that there is a cancer for which the relative five-year survival rate is still in the single digits at just 6 percent, particularly when you consider the overall five-year relativ... more »»

Fitting tribute

November 20, 2014 I just finished reading Ryan Brown’s wonderful story (Nov. 10) about the Lepore family. Those parents had to be so proud of those boy. more »»

ID law would suppress elderly, minority votes

November 19, 2014 I believe the Voter ID law is aimed at voter suppression. This law disproportionately affects the elderly, minority and low-income groups that tend to vote Democrati. more »»

Improvements to Courtroom 2 overdue

November 18, 2014 We write to support the restoration of the Blair County Courthouse and more specifically, Courtroom No. 2. more »»

Suspended licenses, DUIs show system flaws

November 17, 2014 An ongoing problem for Pennsylvania is people driving with a suspended driver’s license due to having a DUI. more »»

Police risk their lives for us every day

November 17, 2014 In reference to the letter last week from the fellow who wants to know if police would ever spend so much time and effort to find someone like Eric Frein, who killed one trooper and injured another,... more »»

Commercialization of health care

November 15, 2014 UPMC’s plan to build a treatment center in Tyrone comes as very disturbing news to many, especially those living in the Moshannon Valley area. more »»

Seniors thank AAHS students for dance

November 15, 2014 On behalf of all the senior citizens who attended the dance at Altoona Area High School, we would like to acknowledge the students, the bands, security and all others who were involve. more »»

Today’s students face too much stress

November 14, 2014 Emotions are something that every person has, whether they show it or not. Teenagers have emotions. Unfortunately, a lot of these emotions are sad, irritated and angry. more »»

Notable achievement by two in honor guard

November 14, 2014 The Blair County Veterans’ Honor Guard has set a new record for this Veterans Day with two of its most dedicated members, Clair Harr and Ray Glass, receiving their 600 Military Funeral Honors... more »»

Ohio shooting smacks of racism

November 12, 2014 On Aug. 5, police shot a 22-year-old African-American to death as he was shopping at Wal-Mart outside Dayton, Ohio. The shooting was caught on Wal-Mart’s security cameras. more »»

Take private money out of our elections

November 10, 2014 They say Republicans and Democrats can’t agree on anything, but the topic of money in elections is agreed by each party member in a vast majority of public polls that money should be taken out of... more »»

More than lip service needed to stop bullying

November 9, 2014 I am a clinical counselor in Blair County and have, in the past year or so, noted a sharp increase of children and teens whose parents have brought them to me for help with intense situational... more »»

Oust PSU ‘scoundrels’

November 8, 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, there are pirates among us — and they need to be remove. more »»

Double standard?

November 8, 2014 I know this will get me a lot of hate mail, but I wonder if the Pennsylvania State Police would put out millions of dollars and tens of thousands of man hours to find the killer of an every day... more »»

Something smells in Hollidaysburg

November 7, 2014 The Hollidaysburg Borough Council has been making a lot of news lately, and residents should be very concerned. more »»

Nice touch

November 7, 2014 My compliments to the writer who did the editorial last Thursday about the adult looking back on the Halloween night of his youth. This was like a page out of Jean Shepard’s “Christmas Story. more »»

Obama’s approach in Israel unacceptable

November 6, 2014 I have read and watched as Hamas and other terrorists, along with President Obama, want Israel to give up half of their capital, Jerusalem. more »»


Logan Valley Mall Sensitive Santa November 23, 2014

Sensitive Santa Visits November 23, 2014 9am-11am

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Turkey Day Tunes!

November 21, 2014 The arrival of Thanksgiving is usually always a busy time for live music activity on area stages, and this year is no exception. more »

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