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Pipeline: Obama drops ball

November 13, 2015 It was bad enough when President Barack Obama used the proposed Keystone XL pipeline for domestic political reasons, to placate his radical environmentalist base. more »»

Reflect on vets’ service

November 11, 2015 Unlike Memorial Day, during which Americans remember those who died while serving this country, today’s Veterans Day observance is a tribute to all who served in the military honorably, on this... more »»

Rift among Catholics will take time to heal

November 8, 2015 The dispute over the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese’s plan to consolidate/regionalize its kindergarten-through-Grade 8 parochial schools in Blair County apparently won’t be resolved until... more »»

Challenge of aging buildings

November 6, 2015 There is cause for cautious optimism that better days are ahead for the former McCrory’s building in the 1300 block of Altoona’s 11th Avenue. more »»

Derailment concern justified

November 5, 2015 Altoona officials’ concern about not having been notified quickly about a Norfolk Southern train derailment in the city during the early hours of Oct. 28 is justifie. more »»

Local gesture admirable

November 4, 2015 An article in the Oct. more »»

Don’t stay home, go vote today

November 3, 2015 Today is public comment day for all registered voters. By showing up a poll and casting a ballot, you can be part of a group that helps determine the future of our state, county and communities. more »»

Troubling silence in Cove

October 30, 2015 Some members of the Spring Cove School Board think they’ve set aside the controversy involving Superintendent Robert Vadella by negotiating a package deal that included his resignatio. more »»

State’s civil asset forfeiture laws must be changed

October 29, 2015 Mark down this day — Democrats and Republicans in Harrisburg are in agreement on something. more »»

Feel the spirit of Halloween

October 28, 2015 Nostalgia always seems to sneak up on us about this time each year. more »»

Railroad service essential

October 27, 2015 A month ago, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported the good news that it was investigating the feasibility of an additional Amtrak trip serving the commonwealth’s central and wester... more »»

Politicians turn backs on older population

October 25, 2015 The decision on whether Social Security recipients should get a cost-of-living increase should be based on reality, rather than data that don’t provide a true measure of retirees’ and disabled... more »»

‘That’s why I love this place I call home’

October 25, 2015 I am writing this with the hope that one of your readers might help me to answer some questions. I’m 76 years old, and I thought I had a pretty good grasp of the important things in life. more »»

Don’t expand gambling for gov’t

October 24, 2015 That Republicans in the Pennsylvania General Assembly are now talking about a general expansion of gambling to draw more revenue to the state budget — despite a structural deficit of a couple of... more »»

Don’t rush Sankertown proposal

October 23, 2015 Police service would be beefed up in the eastern Cambria County borough of Sankertown under a proposed agreement with neighboring Cresson Boroug. more »»

Pulling troops good start

October 22, 2015 President Barack Obama may have begun doing the right thing in Afghanistan — but time will tell whether he will follow through. more »»

High court candidates avoid fight

October 21, 2015 It’s safe to say most Pennsylvania residents wouldn’t turn off their favorite TV show to watch a candidates debate for Pennsylvania Supreme Court seats. more »»

Safety initiative important

October 19, 2015 Operation Safe Stop, which will be conducted here and in other communities across Pennsylvania Wednesday in conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week, will shine the proverbial spotlight... more »»

Budget mess putting Pennsylvania at risk

October 18, 2015 State budget stalemates in Pennsylvania and Illinois have gotten national attention as a result of Wall Street Journal reportin. more »»

Corruption’s high price goes beyond legal fees

October 17, 2015 Pennsylvanians have paid more than $2.8 million for defense lawyers since 2011, mostly in cases involving corruption that sent lawmakers to jail, according to an Associated Press report this week. more »»

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