The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 18 Dec 2014 18:04:24 EDTThu, 18 Dec 2014 18:04:24 EDT our region begin to wonder what can take us out of poverty. What can take this region, in particular, out of the lull it has been in? What can change our economy? Some say it might be the green movement that's beginning to sweep through the U.S.Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTFaith in humanity am writing to say that my faith in human nature remains strong. Recently while shopping at Walmart in Altoona, I realized I had lost my clutch purse.Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTAttitude troubling read Sunday's Opinion page with interest. Our state representative, John McGinnis, not only does not want to help his constituents' best interests, he is actually costing us taxpayers in Altoona more money.Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTHoliday taxi service can help save lives Eve is considered to be one of the most popular drinking nights of the year. In an effort to prevent DUIs and save lives this holiday season, Blair County Drug and Alcohol Program Inc.Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTAct 9 drained pensions has a $47 billion plus pension deficit, and here is how it came about: In 2000, there wasn't a deficit in either the Public School Employees' Retirement System or the State Employees' Retirement System pension funds.Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT