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Inaugural blues: more of same

January 22, 2013 The presidential inauguration is a marvelous tradition. It is an exemplar of the peaceful transfer of power that exists in our democratic system. more »»

Shift focus to bolster rural police

January 22, 2013 I spent Monday in a milling crowd of people cheering the inauguration, yet I wasn’t nervous at al. more »»

Commentary: Hoping for better days in 2013

December 30, 2012 Does anybody else have the sense that we’ve staggered to the end of 2012? If so, join the club. more »»

Insurance exchange not game

December 23, 2012 Growing up I remember watching the game show “Let’s Make a Deal,” the centerpiece of which was forcing contestants to select an unknown prize: to essentially gamble on making the right choic. more »»

Fiscal cliff stalemate threatens farmers

December 16, 2012 Pennsylvania farmers could face a troubling future if several crucial issues related to the “fiscal cliff” are not resolved by Congress before the end of the year. more »»

Child advocacy centers needed

December 4, 2012 Nationally, at least five children die daily as a result of child abuse. Eighty percent of these children are 4 years old or younger. more »»

Child’s 13th birthday turns somber with mother’s death

December 2, 2012 It was my 13th birthday, a day I was looking forward to celebrate being a teenager. However, there was no party or celebration. All the family was home with my mom that day; she died that evening. more »»

What’s missing from PA ballot?

November 18, 2012 HARRISBURG — Voters cast ballots for every elected position from president of the United States down to state representatives this month. more »»

Bat designation would threaten state’s forest industry

September 23, 2012 By Andrew J. Blazewicz Jr. Concerning the proposal by the Pennsylvania Game Commission to add three species of bat to the endangered list (Aug. 20 Mirror), the U.S. more »»

Altoona conference turned tide 150 years ago

September 2, 2012 One hundred and fifty years ago, in September of 1862, Altoona was the scene of a Civil War event that was to prove as crucial to the Union’s victory as any battle fought on the blood-stained soil o... more »»

News on Sandusky scandal far from over

July 29, 2012 There’s no question ongoing coverage of the Jerry Sandusky/Penn State scandal is wearing thin with some readers. more »»

NCAA about to rub salt in Penn State’s wounds

July 23, 2012 We awoke early Sunday to images of Joe Paterno’s statue being removed by a jackhammer and a forklift, in effect creating his second funeral. more »»

Quality early childhood education boosts children, parents, economy

July 22, 2012 By Daniel B. Hoover Our region’s businesses are proud to support local schools. more »»

Don’t rush statue decision

July 15, 2012 Should Penn State remove the statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium? I don’t know. more »»

Paterno’s power hurts him, school

July 13, 2012 “If this is true, we were all fooled, along with scores of professionals trained in such things, and we grieve for the victims and their families.” — Joe Paterno on Nov. more »»

Findings will outweigh speculation

July 8, 2012 Emails from February 2001 on how Penn State was allegedly planning to address accusations of sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky that were leaked to CNN — to 1972 Bishop Guifoyle graduate Susan... more »»

On Sandusky, ‘I’m sad, and I’m sick’

June 24, 2012 Having covered Penn State football all of my professional life and most of Jerry Sandusky’s career as a Nittany Lion defensive coordinator, I have only two prevailing thoughts in the wake of his... more »»

Sandusky defense team grasping at straws

June 20, 2012 BELLEFONTE — The parade of character witnesses continued Tuesday in the Jerry Sandusky trial to shine a light on his good reputation to develop reasonable doubt in the minds of the jurors. more »»

Prosecutors strive to ‘personalize’ children in case

June 12, 2012 BELLEFONTE — The prosecution certainly didn’t take long to establish its case in the Jerry Sandusky trial. more »»

Gearing up coverage for big trial

June 10, 2012 One of the highest-interest trials of our lifetime begins Monda. more »»

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