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Stop beating war drum

June 8, 2014 A letter by William Snyder Jr. (May 15) said President Barack Obama and America had no backbone. Obama didn’t do anything about Syria, Iran or Ukraine. more »»

Provide college aid so everyone can go

June 7, 2014 Everyone knows that college tuition is expensive, but how many of you have actually looked at prices and let it sink in? How many of you have actually realized the severity of these prices? When yo... more »»

What’s with gas prices around the region

June 7, 2014 I would like to know who controls the gasoline prices in Blair County. Is it controlled by a big corporation or what? Prices in Bedford for the last four weeks were 20 cents less than Blair County. more »»

‘Paycheck Protection Act’ undermines unions

June 6, 2014 I’m writing in response to the recent letter regarding the “Paycheck Protection Act” written by Christi Waltz of East Freedom. more »»

Socialist education, socialist medicine

June 6, 2014 “The school is bullying kids into lower classes,” notes Beth Hemenway, quoted by an Altoona Mirror reporter. more »»

Spring Cove decision sends wrong message

June 5, 2014 I was very disappointed to hear of the school board’s decision to prohibit exchange students from participating in graduation ceremonies. more »»

Pot perception a myth

June 5, 2014 Due to the legalization of medical marijuana, over the past several years, there has been a decline in the perception of harm around this drug. more »»

Local VA center a gem

June 5, 2014 In the summer of 1985, I moved to Bedford with my wife and three children. I immediately joined the Van Zandt VA Center in Altoona. more »»

Misleading letter shows anti-union bias

June 4, 2014 On Thursday May 22, we were treated to a plethora of cherry-picked statistics and regurgitated talking points by Cristi Waltz, president of the Morrison Cove Blair County Republican Club. more »»

Enforce bus safety laws

June 4, 2014 Attention drivers: I have noticed that over the years school bus driving laws have gone by the wayside. These laws need to be re-enforced and listed for drivers to know and use. more »»

Enforce bus safety laws

June 4, 2014 Attention drivers: I have noticed that over the years school bus driving laws have gone by the wayside. These laws need to be re-enforced and listed for drivers to know and use. more »»

Jubelirer wrong choice

June 4, 2014 I fully agree with the recent letter by Oren Spiegler of Upper St. Clai. more »»

Don’t legalize marijuana

June 3, 2014 Efforts to legalize marijuana appear to be focused solely on adults; however, we know from the past any change in marijuana’s legal status could nonetheless have an effect on our youth. more »»

Limited on taxes, county touts safety

June 2, 2014 This letter is written in response to a number of letters and comments in the past month recommending that the Blair County commissioners impose an income tax as an alternative to reassessment of... more »»

Impaired drivers deserve no sympathy

June 2, 2014 After reading the article in the Mirror about people who have lost their driving privileges, we cannot find any sympathy for them. more »»

We need to keep promises to those who protect us

June 1, 2014 The people who start wars, and keep them going, are not the ones who actually fight them. In the last decade, we have lost nearly an entire generation of young people. more »»

Dear city: Don’t tamper with water system

May 31, 2014 Here we go again: Altoona City Council with another of their fantasies. Altoona taxpayers, if you have anything to be proud of, it is your water system — the best in the world. more »»

Congress should work to outlaw puppy mills

May 31, 2014 Did you know that the animal you bought at the pet store most likely came from a puppy mill? What is a puppy mill, you ask? A puppy mill is a facility used to breed countless dogs to sell... more »»

PA Senate bill better than Affordable Care Act

May 30, 2014 The Affordable Care Act is a free market product to be sold for profit. Profit is always the top priority of free market corporate enterprises. more »»

Put stop to current path of government tyranny

May 30, 2014 The last sentence our nation’s founders read before signing the Declaration of Independence states, “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine... more »»

 
 
 

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