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Let inmates pay extra

April 25, 2014 In the Sunday, April 13 Mirror story “Inmates lament amount of food,” the inmates complain that they are not getting enough. Portions are portions. more »»

Property owners face never-ending circus

April 24, 2014 Everyone would like to get rid of property taxes, especially if your children are all over 50 years old. I personally have been paying property taxes every year since 1952. more »»

Shuster not worthy of being re-elected

April 24, 2014 Bill Shuster is full of it. He doesn’t have a positive record for the middle class to use for re-electio. more »»

Halvorsons’ service also requires sacrifice

April 23, 2014 Patricia Shuster recently wrote: “Public service ... requires the sacrifice of being away from your family” and later points out that we have not lived here for the past 40 years. more »»

Gardening can help when heart is troubled

April 23, 2014 Let your garden grow. There’s peace within a garden, a peace so calm that when a heart is troubled, it’s like a soothing balm. more »»

Ban smoking from public housing

April 23, 2014 It was with disappointment that I read the article about Altoona Housing Authority (AHA) allowing tenants to smoke. more »»

Tracing financial ruin back to 1954 prices

April 23, 2014 An article in the March 25 Altoona Mirror’s Community section states that in 1954, RCA produced a color television with a 12¢-inch picture tube that sold for $1,000 each, which in today’s economy... more »»

Sprinkler, smoke alarm systems save lives

April 22, 2014 In the first three months of 2014, Pennsylvania has lost 51 of its residents to the ravages of fire. more »»

Some points missed

April 22, 2014 The gentleman who wrote “Into the Abyss,” titled Soylent Green movie, only touched on one part of the movie. He failed to point out what leads up to parts of the movie. more »»

Enjoying digital Mirror

April 22, 2014 Forty years ago, I started delivering the Altoona Mirror. It was my first job and taught me responsibility and the value of a dollar. more »»

Voter ID appropriate

April 21, 2014 Showing identification to vote is not wrong or too much to ask when you go to the poll. more »»

Protect our own turf

April 21, 2014 In the light of recent developments related to the unrest in Ukraine, our nation should have an open discussion about our military’s presence on foreign soil and the purpose it serves. more »»

Fair reimbursement should be priority

April 20, 2014 Critical in-home care for more than 50,000 seniors, adults with disabilities and children with complex medical conditions is in danger because of inadequate Medicaid reimbursement rates that severel... more »»

Shuster family dedicated to service

April 19, 2014 Shame on Art Halvorson. If candidate Halvorson wants to criticize Bill Shuster with the ridiculous claim that he’s not a conservative, I guess that’s politics. more »»

Trip to student’s funeral shows true PSU spirit

April 19, 2014 I am writing to commend Penn State Altoona Chancellor Lori Bechtel-Wherry, Dean Ken Womack and the students who traveled to Floral Park, N.Y., to attend the wake and funeral of Marquise Braha. more »»

Ritchey has proven ability to get results

April 19, 2014 I am writing in support of Aaron Ritchey for the 80th District state house seat. more »»

Politicians coming out of hibernation

April 19, 2014 Wonder why Mr. Bill Shuster sends so much junk mail? If he is doing all he claims, he wouldn’t have to campaign. The people would vote for him. That isn’t the case though. more »»

Candidate has unique view of Penn State

April 18, 2014 During the past three years, Penn State alumni have witnessed the most incredible flurry of lawsuits in the University’s storied history. I want to tell you about one that had a happy ending. more »»

PSU board needs independent voice

April 18, 2014 I’m an alum, have two children at Penn State University and donate both my time and money. I’m invested functionally and emotionally with the university. more »»

Faculty member important addition

April 18, 2014 The presence of subject matter experts on a governing board is essential for an organization to succeed. more »»

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