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Skatepark proximity, study vital

April 8, 2015 Sunday’s Mirror provided a comprehensive look at Altoona’s skateboarding issue plus possible remedies for what some residents, downtown workers and others consider to be a problem. more »»

Easter brings time of hope, assurance

April 5, 2015 It’s Easter. Today, Christians will attend church in praise of God and his victory over death through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. more »»

Crash adds to study’s uncertainty

April 2, 2015 It’s too early to predict how much last week’s Germanwings Flight 9525 tragedy will impact a new U.S. government-private industry study announced in Decembe. more »»

Good sign at Norfolk Southern

March 31, 2015 Norfolk Southern’s decision to switch to natural gas at Altoona’s Juniata Locomotive Shop isn’t good news for coal, which has powered the huge facility for 125 years. more »»

Spraying hope for new park

March 27, 2015 We’re looking forward to the opening of the water spray park in Juniata. It’s scheduled for Saturday, May 23, the day after a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the site of the former Juniata Memorial Pool. more »»

Reckless spending must stop

March 26, 2015 Republicans in Congress are being criticized by liberals for a budget proposal that makes relatively modest cuts in federal spending. more »»

Legislation vs. porn a stretch

March 25, 2015 It’s tough to fault the good intention of state Rep. more »»

Pennsylvania should embrace online voting registration

March 22, 2015 Just because other states are doing something, Pennsylvania shouldn’t necessarily “jump in line” behind them. more »»

Multiple offender dangerous

March 19, 2015 Hopefully an Altoona man arrested March 1 for a fourth drunken-driving violation, as well as hit-and-run charges, won’t continue to make bad decisions like those that have a Pittsburgh man facing a... more »»

Raising detector awareness

March 18, 2015 The Altoona Fire Department and Western Pennsylvania Region of the American Red Cross are doing a great service by way of their current smoke-detector initiative. more »»

Citizenship cradle: US right to curb birth tourism

March 17, 2015 Medical tourism is big business worldwide; it’s estimated that 1 to 2 million people travel abroad for services ranging from cancer treatment to tummy tucks. more »»

Half-century later, Tyrone still feels pain

March 15, 2015 Prior to March 18, 1965, Blair County parents’ advice to their children when they were going outside to play or leaving for school was merely to “be careful. more »»

Police reports

March 15, 2015 Altoona police - Joel Daniel Pruitt, 36, Williamsburg, was charged early Saturday with driving under the influence in the 2700 block of Sixth Avenue. - Sherri K. Steele of 718 North Seventh Av. more »»

The lady in red means business

March 15, 2015 Wearing an elegant red evening gown and a broad smile all night, Cheryl Schrier, Mrs. Newtown, was crowned 2015 Mr. more »»

Route 322 work to resume

March 15, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — A roadway improvement project that began in 2014 will resume Monday with crews seting signs eastbound and westbound along Route 322 between the Boalsburg and the I-99 Innovation Park... more »»

Fraternity damages Oklahoma

March 14, 2015 Young people often are referred to as the nation’s leaders of the future. more »»

Will lax safety on trains carrying oil inflict Pa. disaster?

March 12, 2015 Looking at so many spectacular crude oil train explosions, including recent conflagrations in West Virginia and Illinois, Pennsylvanians have good reason to wonder when disaster will strike her. more »»

March in Selma important

March 11, 2015 All Americans should be deeply grateful that widely institutionalized racism seems to have been eradicated in our country. That is not to say bigotry does not exist. more »»

Police case bound to fuel concern

March 10, 2015 The news that three Altoona police officers have been accused of using excessive force is no doubt unsettling to city resident. more »»

Numbers don’t add up

March 10, 2015 Several weeks ago, Nancy Pelosi and only the Democrats of Washington, D.C. advertised to the whole world the United States is a torturing nation. more »»

 
 
 

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