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Residents’ concerns justified

March 14, 2014 Two questions jump out of the unenviable situation that has dogged residents of Shoemaker Circle in Portage Township for too lon. more »»

Claysburg showing progress

March 13, 2014 There is cause for optimism about prospects for the Claysburg-Kimmel School District to improve its test scores and low ratings. more »»

U.S. parks didn’t have to close

March 12, 2014 In all likelihood, an Interior Department report last week was intended by President Barack Obama as another slap at conservatives in Congress. more »»

Resolve prison ‘hostility’

March 11, 2014 For months taxpayers have watched as the Blair County Prison Board has wrestled with the issue of excessive call-offs by corrections officers. more »»

Wanted: County planners

March 7, 2014 For half a century the Blair County Planning Commission has been performing an important function in helping to ensure orderly growth within the county. more »»

Ramis’ work still makes us laugh

March 6, 2014 Few of the expensive films Hollywood has produced, now in the past, stand the test of time. more »»

US policy not helping in Ukraine

March 5, 2014 U.S. officials’ blustery but empty reaction to Russian intervention in Ukraine sums up failures in foreign policy by President Barack Obama and his administration. more »»

Multiple victims found in hunting tragedy

March 4, 2014 The deer hunting death of Timothy Bruce, 42, of Ashville on Dec. 7 is a tragedy all area hunters should reflect upon each time they venture into the woods in search of game. more »»

State drowning in gambling options

March 2, 2014 The cool reception bar owners have been giving to Pennsylvania’s new Tavern Gaming Licenses might be resolved over time. However, for now, state lawmakers and Gov. more »»

Politicians can’t take control of press

February 28, 2014 We Americans disagree, sometimes fiercely, about government policy and priorities. Liberals argue with conservatives. Republicans do battle with Democrats. more »»

NC should reject proposal

February 27, 2014 The Northern Cambria School Board should reject a proposal to pay the district’s finance director a stipend for work connected with teacher contract negotiation. more »»

Spending must be curtailed

February 26, 2014 How would you react if your bank gave you an open-ended credit limit — and assured you that within a year or so, no matter how much you had borrowed in the interim, it would be increased? Banks don’... more »»

Narcan deserves debate

February 25, 2014 Most people who don’t use illegal drugs probably aren’t familiar with naloxone, a drug also known by the trade name Narcan. more »»

Barron could be leader to heal PSU

February 23, 2014 Penn State introduced its new president on Monday, and its latest search was successful on several front. more »»

Electric shock looming

February 21, 2014 FirstEnergy Corp. more »»

Brotherly love hits 50 years

February 19, 2014 A program doesn’t last 50 years if it isn’t making a positive impact. more »»

New menu needed for airport

February 18, 2014 For now, the most important issue facing the Altoona-Blair County Airport is keeping daily passenger service alive. more »»

Tighten up policies on immigrants

February 17, 2014 Allowing immigrants with links to terrorists to stay in the United States makes no sense. We have plenty of applicants for entry who revere this country without giving breaks to those who do no. more »»

State should close per-diem loophole

February 16, 2014 Most businesses reimburse employees for expenses they incur while performing their duties. Most companies require that their workers submit expense receipts to justify the reimbursements. more »»

A day to celebrate your love

February 14, 2014 (Editor’s note: The following editorial was written by Mirror Staff Writer Amanda Gabeletto in 2013. We liked it so much, we decided to run it again this year.) Love covers a lot of ground. more »»

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