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Pa. death penalty a sham

May 20, 2013 Constant appeals make executions impossible Our hearts go out to defense attorney Tim Burns of Ebensburg as he recovers from a punch thrown by his client, death row inmate Andre Staton, in a Blair... more »»

Seizing records weakens freedom

May 19, 2013 Our government did what? The incredulous question surfaced last week after news broke about the Justice Department seizing two months’ worth of phone records for reporters and editors of The... more »»

IRS needs further scrutiny

May 16, 2013 Last week, Internal Revenue Service officials insisted high-ranking leaders at the agency were not aware some conservative political groups were being harassed over tax matters. more »»

Treat rest of us like gov’t

May 15, 2013 Once again liberals in Washington are decreeing that a job “perk” available to government workers should be denied to those in the private sector. more »»

CC?parents right to raise questions

May 12, 2013 Sometimes it takes parents to bring an issue to light when local school officials are quiet. more »»

Industry creating model

May 10, 2013 Industry and environmental groups do not often see eye-to-eye. But a group of companies in the shale oil and gas industry has decided to take its own step toward improved stewardship. more »»

Probing radicalism important

May 9, 2013 Investigators continue to uncover more and more disturbing information about the Tsarnaev brothers, accused of setting off bombs at the Boston Marathon. more »»

Students display heroism

May 8, 2013 Several twists of fate contributed to an act of heroism that saved a local man’s life this past weekend. more »»

Andrews gives of himself

May 8, 2013 I believe, in order to be a distinguished judge, you should know your community by experiencing all aspects of it and its value. more »»

Gov’t denies patriot

May 7, 2013 One might suppose a documentary about the last American veteran of World War I would arouse enormous interest from those in government with the financial power to support such a project. more »»

Stressing readiness a positive

May 6, 2013 In case of violence, county conducts training In recent weeks, we’ve noticed what seems to be an increase in training sessions to help our area prepare for the unexpected. more »»

Budget outlook gloomy

May 5, 2013 The hopes for sunnier fiscal days after years of gloomy weather appear to be fading fast after the latest report on state revenue. Now the fiscal forecast has the feel of early April. more »»

Volunteers giving of themselves

May 3, 2013 Last week (April 21-27) was National Volunteer Week. Local hospitals, in particular, rely heavily on volunteers. more »»

Finding instigator critical

April 30, 2013 The most vicious of terrorist leaders are not those who eschew violent acts themselves — there could be danger involved — but brainwash others into carrying out attacks. more »»

FAA flying blind with furloughs

April 28, 2013 Legislation quickly passed by Congress exposes the Obama administration’s hare-brained scheme to use flight delays as leverage against the budget sequestration as the sham it was. more »»

New ‘open’ bill long overdue

April 26, 2013 A proposal to put Penn State and three other state-related universities under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law cleared an early test Monday with passage in the House State Government Committe. more »»

America must fight insanity

April 24, 2013 While President Barack Obama and most members of Congress have seemed preoccupied with proposals for new limits on gun ownership since the school massacre in Newtown, Conn. more »»

Suspect’s arrest relieves tension

April 21, 2013 After a day filled with high drama and anticipation, Ameri­cans could breathe easier Friday night after the second of two suspects in the Boston Mara­thon bombing was in custody. more »»

Juvenile Drug Court offers hope

April 19, 2013 Of the efforts to address illegal drug use in our community, the 2009 creation of the Blair County Juvenile Drug Court deserves praise. more »»

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