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True teamwork

September 5, 2014 There have been many headlines and discussions lately about race relations. I would like to contribute the following experience that took place near the Bedford turnpike exchang. more »»

Eisenhower showed how to handle immigration

September 2, 2014 The last time that our government actually, correctly and decisively dealt with illegal immigration was 60 years ago during the 1950s, when five-star general and Former Supreme Allied Commander... more »»

Harrisburg needs to help fight blight

August 29, 2014 I’ve asked members of city government to show concern about blight. None have until Aug. 6. Mayor Matthew Pacifico and Director Lee Slusser came to my neighborhood and took a tou. more »»

Seeing through lawsuit vs. NCAA

August 28, 2014 Do not be fooled: Jake Corman is no champion of the truth. more »»

Address mental health

August 27, 2014 The recent article in the Mirror — “Behavioral health building planned” (for the Van Zandt VA Medical Center) — is great news. more »»

Take stand vs. terrorism

August 26, 2014 I read the letter from Suhail Shafi of Hollidaysburg about Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip in defense of Israel and their people against terroristic shellin. more »»

Unacceptable burden

August 26, 2014 The Mirror reported “a bill set for the state Senate this fall — and backed by Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, and Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. more »»

Police often placed in unenviable position

August 25, 2014 Policemen, whether small town, big city, state or federal government, are the only people that are called on to take a life on a split-second’s notice. more »»

Is America a ‘divided nation’?

August 23, 2014 We hear a lot of pundits opine that America is politically “more divided” than ever before, and we can’t get anything “done” unless we “come together. more »»

Not willing to pay cost of contraception

August 22, 2014 I recently noticed the cost of my prescription for thyroid medicine increased by 50 percent or so. My wife told me that the cost of one of her prescriptions increased by over 100 percent. more »»

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 »»

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