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Hollidaysburg decision not good government

January 27, 2015 I am both confused and dismayed by the decision of Hollidaysburg Borough Council to remove Joel Koss from the Historic Preservation Commission, only to appoint Councilman Joe Dodson in his plac. more »»

Republicans never gave Obama chance

January 26, 2015 Reading the Jan. 15 letter to the editor, describing President Barack Obama as one who is only concerned about his golf, basketball, et. more »»

State police should embrace social media

January 24, 2015 As the transition team for Gov. more »»

Tax not needed

January 23, 2015 As a retired citizen of Blair County, I am very concerned about the desire of the commissioners to levy an extra $5 tax above all the other taxes that are incurred in owning a vehicle. more »»

Eich’s agenda

January 23, 2015 Sen. John Eichelberger is against an extraction tax on the Marcellus Shale industry. more »»

Greed killing US

January 23, 2015 The Mirror’s headlines on Dec. 30 said Bill Shuster assured us the gas tax would not go up, then, the Mirror on Dec. 31 said that the gas tax is going up. more »»

Abbas way out of place at Paris peace march

January 22, 2015 I watched the celebration of unity in Paris with a light heart — until I saw Palestinian representative Mahmoud Abbas. The man couldn’t be a bigger hypocrite. more »»

Let prison rape law stand as it is

January 22, 2015 This is concerning the article in the Mirror on Jan. 5, page A9, “Inmate advocates worry about prison-rape law’s fate.” I sincerely hope the law passed by Congress in 2003 will stand as it is. more »»

Don’t neglect city streets

January 22, 2015 Why doesn’t the city salt the side streets anymore? They sure salted out by Lakemont and that are. more »»

Adjust school calendar

January 22, 2015 I’m writing this as we experience another day of two hours’ late start for school kids who live in Pennsylvania. It’s time for a change since it is too cold in Pennsylvania. more »»

Liberals vs. liberty

January 22, 2015 We used to call liberals “moonbats” back in the day but people stopped because of political correctness. more »»

Take part in National Blood Donor Month

January 21, 2015 I am writing to encourage your readers to resolve to donate blood regularly during 2015. January is National Blood Donor Month, a great time to make your first donation of the year. more »»

Attacks violate teachings of Islam

January 20, 2015 Another barbaric attack has been done in the name of Islam in an attempt to honor it but only resulted in its further defamation. more »»

Green movement can strengthen economy

January 20, 2015 We begin to wonder what can take us out of poverty. more »»

AASD shouldn’t rush middle-school decision

January 19, 2015 The current proposal before the Altoona Area School Board regarding moving sixth- and ninth-grades has many issues. One of the biggest concerns is safety. more »»

Everyone should pay SS at same rate

January 17, 2015 U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, on their first day back from a long vacation, voted in a new rule. more »»

State’s motorists are being ‘fleeced’

January 17, 2015 We can thank our legislators for discovering an additional method for the fleecing of the commonwealth’s motorists. more »»

Obama’s uphill climb was just too steep

January 16, 2015 When President Barack Obama was talking about the $1. more »»

Obama has bettered his life, not ours

January 15, 2015 Recently it was on the news that a military couple had made plans to be married in Hawaii. more »»

State needs new AG

January 15, 2015 What do you know? Another corrupt politician has been found to be walking around in Harrisburg. This time it is Attorney General Kathleen Kane. more »»

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