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Mental illness doesn’t discriminate

August 21, 2014 In light of the recent suicide of actor Robin Williams, many are shocked and confused as to why a man with so much, who brought joy to so many, would end his life. more »»

Shuster shows he’s ‘unwilling to govern’

August 20, 2014 I find it most interesting that Rep. Bill Shuster suggests that the president’s will oversteps the rights of many. more »»

Writer’s right: Lose two-party system

August 20, 2014 I just finished reading the best editorial I have ever read in today’s (Aug. 12) paper by Robert Rickabaugh. That was the most well-written intelligent editorial ever. more »»

Adjust traffic lights

August 20, 2014 Dear City of Altoona and PennDOT: Could you please re-time the traffic signals? It’s a complete waste of time and gas when you have wait up to three minutes at area traffic lights, especially when... more »»

Columnist misfiring in blame of Israel

August 19, 2014 There are lies of omission and commission. more »»

Term limits needed

August 18, 2014 The budget is stuffed with more pork than a Jimmy Dean sausage. With millions of dollars in a proposed budget deficit, politicians are still funding state agencies that are obsolete. more »»

Unjustified expense

August 18, 2014 Federal bureaucracies continue to request additional funding with many requests being denied because of the lack of funds. more »»

Help vets get fair share

August 16, 2014 As a veteran of the United States of America’s military, I have concern for the veterans’ affairs and the ones who oversee this institution. more »»

Be wary of waste

August 15, 2014 The drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents was recently fouled by animal waste. more »»

‘Better left unsaid’

August 15, 2014 On Sunday, Aug. 3, the Mirror ran a story “Native accused of killing girl, self.” This happened July 25 in Virginia. more »»

Separating facts from fiction on AWA

August 14, 2014 In response to an opinion printed Saturday, July 12, “Leasing Altoona water could solve money woes,” I can no longer sit idly by and accept some of the untruths and misconceptions written about the... more »»

Toomey’s votes not helping seniors

August 13, 2014 I am dismayed by Sen. more »»

Bed bug concerns

August 13, 2014 I am a private concerned citizen who has seen a recent epidemic of bed-bug infestation, and landlords are ignoring this issue. This is outrageou. more »»

‘Our country needs help, and I mean fast’

August 12, 2014 I woke up this morning with a overwhelming feeling of dread. As I sat there thinking about the state of our country and the direction it’s headed, I sank deeper and deeper into a depressed state. more »»

History lesson needed

August 11, 2014 In 2010, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia and the four other corporate plutocratic-minded justices forced the lawyers presenting a suit directed at a portion of the McCain Feingold Campaign Law... more »»

Collusion on gas prices

August 11, 2014 I read your article about the gas prices in Bedford, where gas prices were 40 cents per gallon less than here, and in Lamar, they are 30 cents a gallon les. more »»

Decision to publish article insensitive

August 9, 2014 It is with a broken heart that I write this letter. Can someone, please, tell me the purpose of this article (Aug. 3): “Native accused of killing girl, self. more »»

Congress should rid itself of partisanship

August 9, 2014 Once again I was sickened by the partisan moves that are taking place in our Congress. more »»

Adoption is solution to immigration problem

August 8, 2014 One possible solution for the situation with unaccompanied children flooding our southern border would be to permit the adoption of these children by responsible families. more »»

Neighborhood hits low

August 8, 2014 I read with interest Denny Shore’s letter (July 26) about the neighborhood with the mess. Next door, we have trash and garbage and filth. more »»

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