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Disrespect for the American flag upsetting

April 14, 2016 Recently, I was watching our national news and was upset by people disrespecting the American flag. Then the media has the ignorance to say that’s their First Amendment right. Wrong. more »»

McGinnis can repair economic problems

April 14, 2016 It is time to get our heads out of the sand. This state is at the bottom of the barrel in almost every measurement of economic growth. more »»

Shuster hasn’t done enough to be re-elected

April 13, 2016 Our community, state and nation are disappointing and disheartening. While you or I can do little to change that, we have an opportunity for change in the 9th District of the House of Representatives. more »»

Halvorson has desire to represent 9th District

April 13, 2016 I recently had the pleasure, for the second time, of meeting Art Halvorson, currently running for the Republican nomination for the 9th District. more »»

Send McGinnis back for another term

April 13, 2016 Pennsylvania’s per-capita burden of state and local taxes is second in the nation. If left unaddressed, we are sure to be No. 1. What a nice gift to leave our children and grandchildren. more »»

On her 100th birthday, celebrate gifted author

April 12, 2016 Today, April 12, is the 100th birthday of Beverly Cleary, the Leo Tolstoy of American children’s literature. more »»

McGinnis can help fix state’s ‘crash course’

April 12, 2016 John McGinnis is the right man at the right time for Harrisburg for many reasons, including the most important financial issue in Pennsylvania. more »»

Environmental groups cross boundaries

April 11, 2016 I am writing this letter in regard to the article “Groups sue to halt hunting,” which appeared on Page C1 of the March 24 edition of the Mirror. more »»

McGinnis has smarts, guts to address pension

April 11, 2016 Since his election in 2012, John McGinnis’ record has been crystal clear. He kept promises to not accept a pay raise or a state pension, refused per diems and has stood firm defending the taxpayers. more »»

McGinnis has fought the good fight

April 11, 2016 We often talk about left and right in political discussions, and I know who is right for state representative in the 79th District — John McGinni. more »»

McGinnis makes good on his promises

April 11, 2016 What do people in the 79th District always say when it comes to the type elected official they want to see if office? People want someone who isn’t taking the freebies that come with being an electe... more »»

Starr has shown compassion for people

April 11, 2016 Starr has shown compassion for people I am endorsing Pete Starr for the 79th District’s representativ. more »»

To his credit, McGinnis has been ‘outsider’

April 11, 2016 How often do voters get a chance to elect an outsider who is already in office? That’s the opportunity we have in the 79th District with state Rep. John McGinni. more »»

After suffering, victims deserve day in court

April 9, 2016 If only “Spotlight” was a fictional creation of Hollywood, and not the all-too-real story of the Catholic Church’s systematic pattern of hiding priestly child sexual abuse. more »»

McGinnis has proper expertise

April 9, 2016 Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, has the right stuff. Knowledge, honesty, strong ethical morals, integrity and a proven good reputation is what McGinnis is made of. more »»

Harrisburg’s ‘smartest man’

April 9, 2016 We are in serious danger in the state of going over the financial cliff, mainly because of insufficient funding of our state and municipal pensions. more »»

Halvorson right choice

April 9, 2016 As a retired Marine sergeant, property owner and registered beekeeper in Bedford County, I support Art Halvorson for Congress because we need a generous hard-working veteran in Congres. more »»

Starr would serve electorate

April 9, 2016 I have known Pete Starr for more than 20 years, and the word that comes to my mind when I think of him is integrity. This is a man who has always put his country and community firs. more »»

Starr is man of integrity

April 9, 2016 As a resident of the 79th District, I would like to express some personal thoughts about Pete Starr. I’ve known Starr from his first ever trip to Altoona 50 years ago when he was serving in the U.S. more »»

Halvorson would nix Obamacare

April 9, 2016 Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District, advertises that he has voted 60 times to repeal Obamacare. But these bills have failed to become law, and Obamacare is still with us. more »»

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