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Solutions to poverty not posturing

January 16, 2016 In sports, if a game plan is not working, the coach changes it. In medicine, if a course of treatment does not cure a disease, doctors try a different approach. more »»

GOP race not sticking to script

January 16, 2016 According to conventional wisdom, the GOP nominates the guy whose turn it is, while the Democrats look for a savior. more »»

What jobs that pay mean in PA

January 15, 2016 This past year, my first as secretary of the Department of Labor and Industry, I was privileged to meet with business owners and workers across Pennsylvania on a “jobs that pay” tour representing... more »»

C. Arlene Brubaker

January 13, 2016 C. Arlene (Ake) Brubaker, 92, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of South Mulberry Street, Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord Sunday afternoon following a brief illness. more »»

Robert S. Berry

January 13, 2016 Robert S. Berry, 83, Graystone Manor, Bellmeade, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Richard H. more »»

Fed should let middle class prosper

January 13, 2016 The Dow Jones lost over 1,000 points this week. It’s down 9 percent over the past year. The broader S&P 500 also got clobbered, and is down 7 percent in the past yea. more »»

Ruth J. Edwards-Weaver

January 13, 2016 Ruth J. Edwards-Weaver, 97, Huntingdon, formerly of Saxton and Georgia, died Sunday. She was born in Bakers Summit, daughter of Daniel Asberry and Cecelia (Mock) Snyder. more »»

Is showtime finally over?

January 13, 2016 “Establishment Presidential Candidates Battle to End Flirtation With Outsiders.” That Wall Street Journal headline sums up the race for the Republican nomination less a month before the Iowa caucuses. more »»

F. Louise Fornwalt

January 13, 2016 Fredda Louise Fornwalt, 89, a resident of West Haven Manor, Apollo, formerly of Spring Church and Williamsburg, passed away Monday morning at West Haven Mano. more »»

Ethel M. Wisler

January 13, 2016 Ethel M. Wisler, 85, Martinsburg, died unexpectedly Monday morning at The Village at Morrisons Cove following an extended illness. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late William and S. more »»

Herman L. ‘Herm’ Marine

January 13, 2016 Herman Leroy “Herm” Marine, 78, Duncansville, passed away Sunday at UPMC Altoona with his loving family by his side. He was born in Rasor, Tenn., son of the late Edgar and Pearl (Reagan) Marine. more »»

Kathleen E. Stock

January 13, 2016 Kathleen E. Stock, 90, Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday evening at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, following a brief illness. more »»

Robert Louis Weiss Sr.

January 13, 2016 Robert Louis Weiss Sr., 92, Duncansville, died Sunday The Winds at Mattern Orchard. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Edward and Margaret (Butt) Weiss. more »»

Tessie Lynn Weibley

January 13, 2016 Tessie Lynn Weibley, 34, Duncansville, died Monday evening at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. She was born in Annapolis, Md., daughter of Thomas and Kathy Lynn (Beck) Weibley. more »»

David B. Smith

January 13, 2016 David B. Smith, 94, Altoona, died early Tuesday morning Jan. 12, 2016, at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview. A complete obituary will appear at a later edition of the Mirror. more »»

Teresa M. ‘Marie’ Thalhauser

January 13, 2016 Teresa M. “Marie” Thalhauser, 90, a resident of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, passed away Saturday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph F. and Alma (Quinn) Hertzog. more »»

Home-grown terror requires local response

January 12, 2016 Three cases of home-grown terrorism in the past month — including one in Harrisburg — point to the need for street-level vigilance. more »»

Bettors know better than pundits

January 12, 2016 Want to know who the next president will be? Don’t trust polls or pundits. Betting odds at ElectionBettingOdds.com are the best predictor of who will win any election. more »»

There’s danger of ‘right’ to live on the streets

January 12, 2016 Across the United States, temperatures are plunging, making it deadly for the homeless who refuse to go into shelters. Each year, hundreds of these vagrants die from exposure on the streets. more »»

Media selective in reporting polls

January 10, 2016 Network news outlets conduct their own polls. They also bury the poll results when they don’t like them. On PBS on Jan. 1, liberal pundit Mark Shields brought some very bad news for the left. more »»

 
 
 

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