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Peoples widely respected

September 24, 2013 Former Blair County President Judge Thomas G. Peoples’ legacy likely will be a force for many generations as a result of the respect from his judicial colleagues and lawyers. U.S. 3rd Circuit Judge D. more »»

Housing study good idea

September 23, 2013 Altoona City Council should agree to a state-funded study investigating the possibilities of downtown housing for young professionals and collegians. more »»

Public keeping a close eye on Plummer case

September 22, 2013 The aggravated-assault case against Altoona Police patrol officer Matthew J. more »»

Tormentors must face sick reality

September 20, 2013 Young people everywhere need to reflect on the death of 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick of Lakeland, Fla., who committed suicide on Sep. more »»

Rampage exposes security

September 18, 2013 Aaron Alexis destroyed lives and caused serious damage to others on Monday during his shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yar. more »»

Speed up fight vs. new drug

September 17, 2013 When crack cocaine was identified as the new illegal drug in central Pennsylvania about 25 years ago, warnings were issued about it being “instantly addictiv. more »»

Corbett facing an uphill climb toward retention

September 15, 2013 Speculation abounds as to whether Gov. more »»

Close pension loophole

September 13, 2013 It’s a small matter in the state’s $49-billion unfunded pension issue, but one that deserves attention when lawmakers return to Harrisburg later this month. more »»

Concerns greeting anniversary

September 11, 2013 Updated (6:30 p.m. Wednesday): After this editorial was printed, Rep. Bill Shuster announced Tuesday night, he does not support using U.S. military force to attack Syria. more »»

Hess was ‘at home’ in district

September 10, 2013 Almost up until his death on Friday from complications related to surgery, state Rep. more »»

Forest burning commended

September 9, 2013 The Pennsylvania Game Commission is initiating a prescribed burn program on state game lands in Logan Township that will likely generate concern when smoke starts rising. more »»

40 years ago, city vision was not ‘stationary’

September 8, 2013 Back in the late 1960s, when redevelopment was kicking into high gear in Altoona, few city residents exuded optimism over what windows to progress the massive demolition might bring. more »»

Home rule in need of provisions

September 6, 2013 Home rule could be the godsend Altoona is seeking to enable the city to emerge from the state’s Act 47 fiscally distressed status, or it might not b. more »»

Don’t let verdict ring hollow

September 4, 2013 Courts across the state contain many files of people who have been convicted of driving while intoxicated — not just once, but three, four or even five times. more »»

On Labor Day, mixed emotions

September 2, 2013 Regardless of whatever else they might do in connection with the observance of Labor Day, central Pennsylvania residents should take a few moments to ponder developments on the jobs front and to... more »»

County brass needs to work OT to fix budget

September 1, 2013 Blair County taxpayers are paying a significant price because of a bad provision in the contract governing corrections officers at the county prison authorizing six call-off days without discipline. more »»

Football brings renewal

August 30, 2013 The dawning of another high school football season brings a special time of the year. more »»

History repeating in Iraq

August 29, 2013 Forty-six people were killed in Iraq on Sunday, as it becomes clearer and clearer U.S. strategy to pacify that country was a dismal, bloody, expensive failur. more »»

A worthy ‘chairman,’ indeed

August 27, 2013 It’s refreshing to hear about a young person like Katelyn Richards, who took time out this summer from the many activities and distractions of teen life, directing her attention instead to helping a... more »»

Hoping victims can start healing

August 25, 2013 No amount of money can adequately compensate those whose lives were forever damaged by the indignities, and the mental and physical suffering, inflicted upon them by former Penn State assistant... more »»

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