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October 6, 2014 I would like to express appreciation for the Zlupko Building, the new Sheetz and the Blair Garden Club for making one of the most depressed corners of Altoona (7th/8th St. and Chestnut Ave. more »»

Check for head lice

October 4, 2014 Head lice has always been a problem in elementary school. But the policy in the Altoona Area School District proves that the school district has lost the care for the children. more »»

Protect state waters

October 4, 2014 Juniata Valley Audubon urges our state legislators to oppose House Bill 1565, which eliminates the requirement to have forested buffers along streams designated as High Quality or Exceptional Val. more »»

Nuisance neighbor

October 3, 2014 I read Ms. Watson’s recent letter with great interest. We in the Llyswen area are having the same problem with a blighted property — with one neighbor in particula. more »»

Taking exception

October 3, 2014 This is in response to the letter written by Patrick Henderson, Energy Executive Office of Governor Tom Corbett as printed in the Mirror on Sept. 23. more »»

Lack of respect

October 3, 2014 I was saddened to see the deterioration of our society made public on the front page of the Sunday Mirror with the story about a teen desecrating a symbol of the faith and freedoms that built our... more »»

Teachers don’t need unions; it’s vice versa

October 2, 2014 Albert Shanker, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, said: “When school children start paying union dues, that’s when I’ll start representing them. more »»

Huntingdon AAUW still hopes to stage debate

October 1, 2014 This is in response to an article in the Sept. more »»

Feeling overly taxed

October 1, 2014 Property tax: If a person owns his home and has no mortgage or loans on it, then he or she should not have to pay property tax. If the property is a rental/business, then you should pay property ta. more »»

Stick with Corbett

September 30, 2014 The recent debate between Gov. Corbett and Tom Wolf showed a big difference in getting Pennsylvania to a better future. more »»

Sheriff’s funds safe

September 30, 2014 As reported in the Sept. more »»

Home rule would come with tax increase

September 27, 2014 In a recent article that appeared in the Mirror, members of the Government Study Commission appear to be in favor of the city of Altoona changing its form of government to that of “Home Rule... more »»

Streams, wetlands stuck in legal limbo

September 27, 2014 Clean water is fundamental for people and wildlife. more »»

Water Authority in need of independent audit

September 26, 2014 Let’s change the name of the Altoona Water Authority to: “My (Hometown) Water Authority.” The word hometown gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling of false securit. more »»

PSU should reconsider decision to pull Bibles

September 25, 2014 I would like to report my displeasure with the recent Associated Press announcement that Gideon Bibles have been pulled from rooms in The Nittany Lion Inn and the Penn Stater Conference Center. more »»

City must stop trying to manipulate services

September 25, 2014 There have been a number of articles discussing ways to manipulate the Altoona Water Authority to raise money for the cit. more »»

Leasing water system gambling with future

September 24, 2014 I have been trying hard to look at both sides of the debate over leasing the Altoona water systems to a private company. more »»

School property taxes remain best option

September 24, 2014 Pennsylvania’s Property Tax Independence Act (Bill 76) would replace Pennsylvania’s school property taxes by raising the state personal income tax from 3.07 to 4. more »»

Lack of discretion

September 24, 2014 The Mirror should be commended for printing the opinion on councilmen showing lack of discretion. You got it 100 percent right. more »»

Corbett has enhanced gas-drilling industry

September 23, 2014 Your recent editorial (“Kicking the can giving our state case of sore feet,” Sept. 14) paints an inaccurate picture of the steps Gov. Corbett has done to ensure that gas drillers pay their fair share. more »»

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