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The flaws of spellcheck can almost become a ... sin

March 2, 2014 The Mirror has been fortunate to have an engaged readership for many years — 140 to be exact, dating back to 187. more »»

Labor friction causes vulnerability

February 15, 2014 One of the most common misconceptions that can occur in a close-knit community during difficult times is that people can choose not to be impacte. more »»

Care today, cure tomorrow

February 6, 2014 By Christopher Molineaux Researchers at Penn State recently made history when they unveiled a new technology for regenerating damaged brain cells. more »»

Don’t derail Amtrak

November 24, 2013 In the first half of the 20th century, the Pennsylvania Railroad was the most heavily traveled railroad in the United States, and at one point it was the largest publicly traded corporation in the... more »»

Support organ donor legislation

October 31, 2013 Our beautiful son Dalton was born Feb. 24, 1997. more »»

PA can fix health-care dilemma

September 22, 2013 This week I traveled the commonwealth to talk about “Healthy Pennsylvania,” my plan to make sure every Pennsylvanian has access to quality, affordable health car. more »»

We must stop Obamacare

September 20, 2013 Obamacare is getting closer to becoming a reality. more »»

On Labor Day, too many workers still in shadows

September 1, 2013 For many Americans, Labor Day barbecues and picnics mark a nostalgic end to summe. more »»

Mirror editorials are more than one person’s view

August 18, 2013 We typically do not respond to letter writers who criticize the Mirror in general or staff members in particular. more »»

Academic standards don’t add up

August 16, 2013 A quality public education is something in which we all have an interest, whether because we have children in school, are paying school property taxes, or perhaps own a local business that hires are... more »»

Local Voices: Laughter shared on back porches

August 11, 2013 My husband and I spent a recent Saturday at Penn State Altoona participating in the African-American Heritage Project festival. more »»

Supporting Senate’s immigration bill is foolish

July 22, 2013 “But we have to pass the health care bill so that you can find out what’s in it…” — Nancy Pelosi, March 2010 Remember those words from then Speaker Pelosi? As one of the loudest voices in Congress... more »»

Decade later, a legacy lives

July 7, 2013 When I think of the old Mirror in downtown Altoona, on the corner of 10th Street and Green Avenue, I think of a different age, of a then-afternoon paper operating at a slower pace, without a Sunday... more »»

UPMC deal healthy for our area

June 23, 2013 These are historic times for health care in our community. more »»

Tax fairness or tax favors?

May 12, 2013 The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation last week that eventually could end up costing the state nearly $1 billion in lost revenue every year. more »»

Bettwy’s progress impressive

May 5, 2013 Local cartoonist Bill Bettwy is now national cartoonist Bill Bettwy. more »»

Boston bombings hit home for longtime ‘helper’

April 21, 2013 There’s a picture on the front page of Tuesday’s Boston Globe — in the background of the shot, someone is bent over an injured spectator, administering care. more »»

Tax code must be simplifiedWashington can unleash the economic potential of hardworking Americans, grow a healthier economy and foster the creation of more jobs by taking some common-sense steps. Unfortunately, the Obama economy is failing families, youn

April 14, 2013 Washington can unleash the economic potential of hardworking Americans, grow a healthier economy and foster the creation of more jobs by taking some common-sense steps. more »»

Fed should stay out of colleges

April 14, 2013 If a college freshman stepped onto a campus where the administration spent months eviscerating each other over petty slights instead of balancing the budget or refusing to name a dean because a... more »»

Gov’t, liquor stores shouldn’t mix

February 18, 2013 Gov. Corbett proposes to privatize the wine and spirits stores. This proposal brought criticism from the labor union officials representing the store employees. more »»

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