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Pennsylvania should eliminate its per diems

May 4, 2014 Mirror readers got the news April 20 that Pennsylvania lawmakers’ per-diem payments might be at risk as a result of new legislatio. more »»

New senator shows he sees big picture

May 2, 2014 The York Dispatch Come to think of it ... no, Pennsylvania legislators convicted of abusing the public’s trust don’t deserve to have their portraits hanging in the Capitol building. more »»

Wildfire culprit must be found

May 1, 2014 The wildfire that burned through nearly 1,000 acres of forestland on Wills Mountain in Bedford County has been extinguished. The land is expected to recover over the next several years. more »»

Pick a plan for future of airport

April 29, 2014 Residents in Blair and surrounding counties have a big stake in a pending decision that will determine the future of passenger flight service at the Altoona-Blair County Airport. more »»

Parents, police must guard against sexting

April 27, 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Month is winding down. There’s no way to estimate how effective it has been in calling attention to the serious proble. more »»

Smoking debate cloudy

April 25, 2014 Good intent is behind a federal Department of Housing and Urban Development recommendation urging a smoking ban at public housing projects. more »»

EPA still abusing authority

April 23, 2014 Few federal officials have the kind of virtually unbridled power enjoyed by the Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

Reject murderer’s request

April 22, 2014 Murderer William Paul Saltsman believes he has paid his debt to society and should be released from his life-plus-12¢-to-25-year prison sentence. He’s wrong. more »»

Focus on military assistance

April 21, 2014 Programs to help U.S. servicemen and women suffering from mental challenges, including post-traumatic stress disorder, have been around for decades. Clearly, more effort needs to be put into them. more »»

Reflect on meaning of Easter

April 20, 2014 Central Pennsylvania residents awoke today amid observances of the central event — the most important event — of the Christian faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. more »»

Jesus fulfilled mission

April 18, 2014 Today we observe Good Friday, the day Jesus died. more »»

Assembly at Altoona Area High School opens eyes

April 17, 2014 An Altoona Area High School assembly on April 3 dealing with societal problems will count among the school’s top accomplishments of the 2013-14 academic year. more »»

Freedom comes later each year

April 16, 2014 Tax Freedom Day for Americans, on average, is April 21 this year. more »»

Medical, recreational pot use should be legal

April 16, 2014 Did you know that cannabis can help against cancer? Cannabis should be legal for medical, as well as, recreational use. According to Arjun Walia from collective-evolution . more »»

K-4 is taxpayer-funded babysitting program

April 16, 2014 Spring Cove School District is thinking about starting a K-4 program. They say it will lead to a higher quality of education. more »»

Public servants aren’t supposed to serve themselves

April 13, 2014 Whether to impose a partial or full gift ban for elected and non-elected Pennsylvania officials again is a dominant topic of discussion. more »»

Pa. school stabbing incident sobering

April 11, 2014 Alex Hribal etched another entry into this country’s chronicle of school violence on Wednesday. more »»

Property damage troubling

April 10, 2014 Individuals who damage public property usually fail to realize — or ignore — the ramifications of their irresponsible behavior. more »»

Lockout ends with no winner

April 9, 2014 It is welcome news that FirstEnergy Corp.’s lockout of about 140 members of Utility Workers Union of America Local 180 finally will be ending. more »»

Bald eagle must be protected

April 8, 2014 It should be clear to Americans that President Barack Obama’s opinion is that the law is what he and he alone says it is — even if it encourages wholesale slaughter of bald eagles, the nation’s... more »»

 
 

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