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Kaneshiki must remember her mission

September 29, 2016 The recent news article about the Hollidaysburg Area School District substitute teacher vote failing concerned me for several reasons. more »»

Kaneshiki deserves credit for her stance

September 29, 2016 Lois Kaneshiki has taken a classically conservative stance since assuming her position on the Hollidaysburg Area School Board, and I applaud her for i. more »»

For state liquor system, more work remains

September 29, 2016 Pennsylvania lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf took steps this year to modernize the commonwealth’s liquor system, but work remains. State Re. more »»

Stealing Trump signs immature, won’t work

September 29, 2016 To the individual(s) who stole the Trump presidential signs from the yards of the homes on Sycamore Street, I have only this to say: “Your obvious political party is known for stealing elections; I... more »»

Kaneshiki should ‘get out of the way’

September 28, 2016 “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. more »»

Board member misses vital data

September 28, 2016 The Sept. 15 edition of the Mirror featured an article titled “Substitute teacher vote fails. more »»

Could Calif. lower drug prices for all?

September 28, 2016 California may soon drive a hole through Washington’s tolerance for — and protection of — price gouging on drugs. more »»

Debates take time to digest

September 28, 2016 Eight takeaways from Monday night’s debate: - Don’t put any stock in quickie post-debate polls. more »»

Teachers are most important resources

September 27, 2016 I taught university mathematics for more than four decades. Some of my most memorable classes involved teaching elementary education students. more »»

Downtown cruise made possible by cooperation

September 27, 2016 On Sept. 2, with the cooperation of the City of Altoona, the Blair County Antique Auto Club had the 10th annual Downtown Cruise. more »»

County seeking funds for repairs

September 26, 2016 The Blair County Courthouse restoration project is a monumental multi-year repair and improvement project to address numerous inter-related exterior and interior problem. more »»

Kaepernick’s actions correct, patriotic

September 26, 2016 On Aug. 29, Colin Kaepernick decided not to stand up for the playing of our national anthem. This was a very bold move, and although it is heavily criticized, Kaepernick has every right to do so. more »»

Third-party candidates deserve fair chance

September 26, 2016 We’re bountifully bamboozled by Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, “news” squawkers from cable, network and print, and maddening malfeasance by the RNC and DNC. more »»

Facts don’t bear out Kaneshiki comments

September 25, 2016 On Sept. 6 WRTA had as its guest on the morning show Lois Kaneshiki, the new chairwoman of the Blair County Republican Committe. more »»

Decisions on building by school board questioned

September 25, 2016 I am writing in reference to the article “AASD asked to review decision. more »»

Will AASD accept cash with nation’s motto?

September 24, 2016 Would the Altoona Area School District refuse to accept any monetary donations because “In God We Trust” is printed on our money? I suspect now they must refuse it. Precedence has been set. more »»

Did Founders wait or put trust in God?

September 24, 2016 The Altoona Area School District delayed accepting a gift from the class of 1966. The decoration gift included the words “In God We Trust. more »»

Teaching kindergarten far from baby sitting

September 24, 2016 Being a retired early childhood educator, I read with great interest the articles about Hollidaysburg Area School Board member Lois Kaneshiki and her comments concerning kindergarten. more »»

Tabling `In God We Trust’ bad move

September 23, 2016 Because the Altoona Area School Board tabled the acceptance of the gift of a decoration that says “In God We Trust,” then maybe they need to table the cash they get for their pay, because after all... more »»

Abortion decision destroys US values

September 23, 2016 A decision made by five Supreme Court justices has done more to destroy the moral values in America than any other single decision. more »»

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