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State gov’t responsible for pension crisis

August 4, 2015 There is a $63 billion unfunded liability in the state pension plans, due to the state’s refusal to pay its full amount of actual contributions since 2005. more »»

Don’t be fooled: Trump not best candidate

August 4, 2015 Donald Trump is not what this country needs. It is disheartening to see so many residents of Blair County actually supporting this pathetic excuse of a presidential candidate. more »»

Cross-country trip, coverage insulting

August 3, 2015 I was shocked — shocked — at the Mirror’s callous four-column front-page photo display on July 28 of support for cruelty to animals. more »»

Faithful feature

August 3, 2015 I want to express my gratitude and admiration to the Mirror for always having a small section in every edition of your newspaper called “Meditation. more »»

Clearing up some misconceptions

August 1, 2015 As one of the original founding members of the Blair County Tea Party, I feel it is necessary to correct assertions made in Steven Lloyd’s letter from July 25. more »»

Rose Hill care long overdue

July 31, 2015 I recently made a grueling 14-hour car ride from my home in Atlanta to your beautiful state. However, I must add that it was for a rather somber occasion. My grandmother passe. more »»

Working folks in minority

July 30, 2015 On July 20, there were two good articles in the Mirror. One had to do with SSI and welfare. It is out of hand. Then you add the 278,000 WIC people, and they all get food stamps. more »»

Fred E. Hale Sr.

July 29, 2015 Fred E. Hale Sr., 76, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Charles and Margaret (Walls) Hal. more »»

Eichelberger all wrong

July 29, 2015 I am repulsed by Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr.’s attitude towards teachers. My daughter is a teacher, and I see first-hand all the work involved in educating our children. more »»

Vickie E. Grazier

July 29, 2015 Vickie E. Grazier, 68, Bellwood, died unexpectedly Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Maryland, daughter of the late Ross O. and Alice Marjorie (Zimmerman) Schmidt. She married Jerry M. more »»

Trump following code ‘of self promotion’

July 29, 2015 I am writing to express my deep distress and offense taken to comments recently offered by presidential candidate Donald Trump at a forum in Iow. more »»

Beverly A. Frederick

July 29, 2015 Beverly A. Frederick, 71, Gallitzin, died Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Sankertown, daughter of Joseph and Elda (VanBlargan) Harber. more »»

George L. Cardone

July 29, 2015 George L. Cardone, 95, Altoona, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

Ronald E. Smith

July 29, 2015 Ronald E. Smith, 89, Summerville, died Sunday. He married Florence Shilling on Feb. 4, 1948. more »»

Audrey Louise (Glass) Pyo

July 29, 2015 Audrey Louise (Glass) Pyo, 80, Lilly, left the world on Tuesday in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Cresson, daughter of the late Francis Leo and Ruth Marie (Eckenrode) Glass. more »»

Charles J. ‘Chuck’ Wilk

July 29, 2015 Charles J. “Chuck” Wilk, 87, Cresson, died Sunday at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. He was born in Cresson, son of the late Stanley T. and Helen M. (Goral) Wil. more »»

Penn State Altoona neighborhoods ‘overrun’

July 28, 2015 Concerning student housing: We live in close proximity to Penn State Altoona campus. From June through August, it is one of the nicest neighborhoods in town — no wild parties breaking up at 4 a.m. more »»

Fort Roberdeau not place for playground

July 28, 2015 An urban-style playground at Fort Roberdeau? That’s an anachronism. It just flat out does not belong there. more »»

‘Student slums’ haven’t become problem here

July 27, 2015 The Pennsylvania House Local Government Committee is conducting hearings regarding the student housing regulations that municipalities have enacted. more »»

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