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Representation lacks

May 30, 2015 Kudos to Kathleen Taylor for her well-written letter (April 14) exposing the lack of knowledge and the dislike of state Rep. John McGinnis and state Sen. John H. Eichel­berger, Jr., toward unions. more »»

Cut Congress perks

May 30, 2015 This is in response to the recent story about the Senate adopting a budget. This includes agencies and safety-net programs like Medicaid, food stamps, student aid and tax breaks for the poor. more »»

Shuster’s relationships raise red flags

May 29, 2015 On May 5, an opinion piece appeared in the Altoona Mirror about our Congressional Representative, Bill Shuster and his romantic relationship with an airline lobbyist, Shelley Rubino, vice president... more »»

Why another theater?

May 28, 2015 Seeing the new movie theater on Convention Center Boulevard being built, I am at a loss to understand why. We already have two movie theaters in this small town. more »»

Funding dilemma

May 28, 2015 Millionaire Ben Affleck and billionaire Bill Gates recently sat in front of Congress and told them that the American taxpayer money Congress is sending to the Congo is doing a wonderful job over... more »»

To torture or not: It’s not that simple

May 27, 2015 Tick, tock ... a bomb is somewhere in a crowded elementary school. The school is filled with a thousand adorable little kids. You have the man who placed the bomb in custody. more »»

Favors school­ uniforms

May 27, 2015 At the Altoona Area junior and senior high schools, we are not required to wear uniforms, and I believe we should be. This would help many problems at the schools. more »»

Trash along Little Juniata River needs to be addressed

May 26, 2015 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation received almost $1. more »»

McGinnis should rethink rail support

May 23, 2015 Contrary to the condescending contention by state Rep. John McGinnis in the Altoona Mirror on April 23, passenger trains are not full of nostalgic rail buffs who “like to ride the choo choo. more »»

Eichelberger’s position upsetting

May 23, 2015 I was born and raised in Altoona but had to move away. My parents remained, however, and when my father became terminally ill, I returned to be with him. more »»

Process troubling in Arias case

May 22, 2015 Unless you have been completely oblivious to any form of media over the past few years, you should have heard about the infamous Jodi Arias case and trial. more »»

Beware of medical pot

May 21, 2015 When I read that the Senate passed the medical marijuana bill on Tuesday (May 12), I thought, the pro marijuana smokers will win again. more »»

Shuster, Toomey should oppose ‘Fast Track’

May 21, 2015 I am writing to urge your readers to contact Congressman Bill Shuster and Sen. Pat Toomey today and ask them to oppose the Fast Track Trade legislation, which will soon be up for consideration. more »»

Corman, Eichelberger rushing proposal

May 20, 2015 A few weeks ago, the Centre Daily Times had a headline article about Sen. Jake Corman’s proposed pension plan. more »»

Corrections officers deserve better

May 20, 2015 Pennsylvania’s state prison correctional officers are disappointed with the passage of Senate Bill 1, which has been labeled so-called “pension reform. more »»

Solution for Shuster

May 19, 2015 Congressman Bill Shuster faces an ethical and moral dilemma aside from his relationship with Ms. Shelley Rubino, an executive associated with an airline industry lobby. more »»

Delightful evening

May 19, 2015 I just attended the Horseshoe Barbershop Chorus and Nittany Knights’ presentation of “Life in 4 Part Harmony.” What a delightful evening, and the auditorium could have held a few more folks. more »»

No making up animal cruelty

May 17, 2015 All around the world, people are putting on makeup and perfumes without a single thought as to how their products were approved. more »»

Permits needed for all guns

May 17, 2015 Gun permits are for automatic guns and pistols and not rifles. Pistols and automatics need permits because pistols can be concealed and automatics are obviously dangerous, but so are rifles. more »»

Pacifico preferred

May 16, 2015 Matthew Pacifico ran for mayor when no other Republican would. more »»

 
 
 

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