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B-A must address its issues

May 13, 2014 The big projected 2014-15 budget deficit facing the Bellwood-Antis School District isn’t unlike the budget problems other Pennsylvania public school systems are tackling. more »»

Before she died, soldier wrote Memorial Day wish

May 12, 2014 On May 27, 2010, then-U.S. Army Maj. Jaimie Leonard wrote a stirring piece about the meaning of Memorial Day for her hometown newspaper. more »»

State’s jobless rates indicates positive trend

May 12, 2014 This is a political year on the state level, so it’s best to just stick to the numbers when considering Pennsylvania’s unemployment figures. more »»

Election-season promises, all too often, ring hollow

May 11, 2014 Gov. Tom Corbett, in his re-election ads, says he didn’t go to Harrisburg to make friends, but to run Pennsylvania the way most state residents would run it. more »»

‘Kids for cash’ case embarrassing

May 8, 2014 The final chapters of the notorious “kids for cash” scandal are being written, but much of what’s in those new developments is nothing Pennsylvania can point to with pride. more »»

Leaks could have been fixed earlier

May 7, 2014 The Blair County commissioners are moving correctly regarding water leaks at the courthouse and cracks and concrete deterioration at the county’s employee parking garage at Mulberry and Union street... more »»

Tyrone sends right message

May 6, 2014 This is the time of the year when young people need to be reminded about the dangers of drinking and driving. more »»

Pennsylvania should eliminate its per diems

May 4, 2014 Mirror readers got the news April 20 that Pennsylvania lawmakers’ per-diem payments might be at risk as a result of new legislatio. more »»

New senator shows he sees big picture

May 2, 2014 The York Dispatch Come to think of it ... no, Pennsylvania legislators convicted of abusing the public’s trust don’t deserve to have their portraits hanging in the Capitol building. more »»

Wildfire culprit must be found

May 1, 2014 The wildfire that burned through nearly 1,000 acres of forestland on Wills Mountain in Bedford County has been extinguished. The land is expected to recover over the next several years. more »»

Pick a plan for future of airport

April 29, 2014 Residents in Blair and surrounding counties have a big stake in a pending decision that will determine the future of passenger flight service at the Altoona-Blair County Airport. more »»

Parents, police must guard against sexting

April 27, 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Month is winding down. There’s no way to estimate how effective it has been in calling attention to the serious proble. more »»

Smoking debate cloudy

April 25, 2014 Good intent is behind a federal Department of Housing and Urban Development recommendation urging a smoking ban at public housing projects. more »»

EPA still abusing authority

April 23, 2014 Few federal officials have the kind of virtually unbridled power enjoyed by the Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

Reject murderer’s request

April 22, 2014 Murderer William Paul Saltsman believes he has paid his debt to society and should be released from his life-plus-12¢-to-25-year prison sentence. He’s wrong. more »»

Focus on military assistance

April 21, 2014 Programs to help U.S. servicemen and women suffering from mental challenges, including post-traumatic stress disorder, have been around for decades. Clearly, more effort needs to be put into them. more »»

Reflect on meaning of Easter

April 20, 2014 Central Pennsylvania residents awoke today amid observances of the central event — the most important event — of the Christian faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. more »»

Jesus fulfilled mission

April 18, 2014 Today we observe Good Friday, the day Jesus died. more »»

Assembly at Altoona Area High School opens eyes

April 17, 2014 An Altoona Area High School assembly on April 3 dealing with societal problems will count among the school’s top accomplishments of the 2013-14 academic year. more »»

Freedom comes later each year

April 16, 2014 Tax Freedom Day for Americans, on average, is April 21 this year. more »»

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