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A strong dose of the ugly truth

October 7, 2015 Political Washington just got a welcome dose of refreshing candor. more »»

Putin cuts president down to size

October 7, 2015 If the humiliation of the Obama administration continues at this rate, you should expect to see Secretary of State John Kerry on all fours at the United Nations soon, getting paddled by the Russian... more »»

State needs diverse procurement

October 6, 2015 For decades now, our state government has wrestled with the challenging problem of how we spend your hard-earned tax dollars. more »»

Remember wisdom of Coolidge

October 6, 2015 The White House Historical Association is promoting a Christmas ornament honoring our 30th president, Calvin Coolidge. more »»

Upgrades overmatch Poland’s high-speed rail plans

October 5, 2015 “The great visionary projects, we leave for the future,” Poland’s new transportation minister announced in 2011, halting the high-speed rail plans that began in 2007. more »»

Pennsylvania needs to fix its email rules

October 5, 2015 No one in Pennsylvania’s government routinely would destroy paper correspondence about important public business just a few days after receiving it. more »»

Immigration will remain on rise

October 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — Seldom, even in this wordy city, does one word dominate political life so. more »»

Local legislators challenge Wolf

October 1, 2015 Editor’s note:?The following was written by state Rep. Judy Ward, R-Hollidaysburg, state Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, and state Senator John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair. more »»

‘People’s pope’ leaves message for a lifetime

September 29, 2015 His Holiness Pope Francis left Washington, D.C., and this town was, at least momentarily, transformed with excitement, positivity, hope, even joy. more »»

‘Clock boy’ and PC tendencies

September 29, 2015 A Muslim 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed recently made national news after being detained by police for bringing a deconstructed clock to his Texas school. The clock, to inexpert eyes, looked like a bom. more »»

Do remote bosses cause inequality?

September 22, 2015 Could there be a reason for the widening pay gap that’s not exactly economic? There could be. The employment rate has fallen to a very low 5.1 percent. more »»

Media are obsessed with Trump

September 22, 2015 CNN gathered together all of the Republican presidential candidates at the Reagan Library for a highly touted debate and could hardly think to ask them about anything except Donald Trump. more »»

US should help Thailand push for civilian rule

September 21, 2015 When Thailand’s generals seized power in a coup d’etat against an elected government last year, it looked as if they intended to hand it back to elected civilians quickl. more »»

Mission to reform lives behind bars

September 21, 2015 CLEVELAND — About a mile from where the Cleveland Indians test their fans’ patience, there is a facility that expresses Ohio’s attempt to temper justice with patience. more »»

Opportunity versus outcomes

September 21, 2015 A hostile review of my new book — “Wealth, Poverty and Politics” — said, “there is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity that Thomas Sowell would consider unacceptable. more »»

Drivers need to be cautious; deer crossing

September 18, 2015 A deer dashing across an open meadow is a picture of grace and beauty. Those spindly legs at once project both power and frailty. more »»

Philly gets ready for the Pope

September 16, 2015 “He’s accessible. more »»

Newcomers cause issues for GOP

September 16, 2015 The key to understanding the 2016 Republican presidential primary process is recognizing how completely the GOP establishment has lost touch with reality. more »»

Parents, not gadgets, need to be teaching

September 15, 2015 It had to be a joke, a parody, I thought while reading of a new electronic gadget claiming to entice children to eat vegetables by rewarding them with video games. I’ve been taken in by less. more »»

Ethics law in Pennsylvania long overdue

September 14, 2015 Had James H. Short Jr. more »»

Climate fear puts Obama on thin ice

September 14, 2015 President Barack Obama hiked to Exit Glacier in Alaska with photographers in tow earlier this month, to send the world a message. The glacier is melting. more »»


Benefit Shotgun Shoot at AVSA October 7, 2015

The Altoona Volunteer Sportsmen's Club will hold a Benefit Shotgun Shoot at 7 pm. This benefit raises money to send a child with a life threatening illness on a hunting/fishing trip of their dreams. $10 for 6 Rounds. Extra chances sold for a 50/50 and on various gift cards & other donated items. more »

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