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America must choose path to prosperity with budget

April 12, 2011 America faces a significant challenge that we can no longer afford to ignore. more »»

America must choose path to prosperity with budget

April 10, 2011 America faces a significant challenge that we can no longer afford to ignore. more »»

Employees can help lessen school cuts

April 8, 2011 I respect and appreciate what the members of our public education system do for our children and communities. The men and women I know are consummate professionals, dedicated to their profession. more »»

Goal is enhanced ER experience

April 7, 2011 As many readers of the Altoona Mirror know, part of the consolidation of Altoona Hospital and Seventh Avenue campus will involve combining two emergency departments. more »»

Marching in step with Progress

March 27, 2011 This Tuesday’s paper is not a Sunday edition, but it will seem like one. The annual monstrous People & Progress — six sections, 88 pages — will accompany your Tuesday Mirror. more »»

IOU Dollars could wallop US

March 27, 2011 Two weeks ago, Sam Zell, a successful and well-known real estate investor, was interviewed on CNBC. He said, in this period of financial crisis, he worries most about the possibility that the U.S. more »»

What happens to Friday night lights under school reform?

March 20, 2011 A recent Friday, I went to my first middle school dance in 32 years. I felt a little out of place, but what was I supposed to do? I “volunteered” as a chaperon. more »»

How would Sheen’s death be covered?

March 6, 2011 We were sitting in our 10-minute budget meeting recently, discussing the top news stories of the day and what to use on Page A. more »»

Revolution: Doing it for themselves

February 20, 2011 The revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt have been stirring to witness. more »»

Great headline writing an art

February 13, 2011 Headline writing is difficult. Try it sometime. more »»

Mirror provides 'best classroom'

January 31, 2011 Unlike most high school seniors, I will forgo my last semester of high school to enter Syracuse University early, and maybe more importantly, I know what I want to major in. more »»

Bigger trucks not good for PA

January 20, 2011 Here in the Commonwealth, and all across the nation, we are coming to grips with the simple fact that our infrastructure is old, overstressed and falling apar. more »»

Media task: Be first AND right

January 16, 2011 One of the blessings of the Internet is the Mirror has more readers than at any time in its history. Most newspapers with a website can make the same claim. more »»

GOP to honor Pledge to America

January 9, 2011 Wednesday marked the opening of the 112th session of the House of Representatives. more »»

Story could extend into new year

January 8, 2011 I hope you enjoyed the ringing in of 2011 and our compilation of the top stories of 2010. Our No. more »»

A touching Tyrone sendoff for Dutrow

December 21, 2010 There have been few people in our area who have impacted and been more respected in their respective communities than Tyrone’s Pete Dutrow. more »»

With Christmas almost here, it’s OK to be a little selfish

December 12, 2010 Can you remember the times in your youth when you needed a simple reassurance, a hug or a little word of encouragement? I’m sure we can all relate to similar circumstances. more »»

Consideration worth the weight

November 23, 2010 We’re approaching our heavy time of the year. more »»

Stars’ visit qualifies as news

November 3, 2010 What is news? We get that question a lot, even if it’s as a jab criticizing us while wondering why we may have played a story on Page A1 or why it appeared on the main page of more »»

Voicing individualism lost art

October 31, 2010 I hope the World Series games generate as much suspense as “The Star-Spangled Banner” doe. more »»

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