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Opinion

Lead piping issue isn’t going away

Editorials

“Your tap water can hang out in some pretty seedy joints” is the message in close proximity to containers of one brand of bottled water sold by some area stores. Accompanying that message and, of course, the containers of water for sale is a picture depicting one example of the ...

City parking options need expressed

Editorials

A path of open communication averts misunderstandings and, generally, can be beneficial to all involved in, or affected by, a decision or new policy. Thus, the Altoona Parking Authority’s plan to meet with downtown businesses’ owners to gauge support for what has been described as a more ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The headline reads like something out of one of those satirical news sites, but it was in the Sept. 20 Mirror — “Experts say get tested if symptomatic.” The article goes on to interview our local “experts.” These are the same “experts” who disparaged the decision of the ...

Taxpayers deserve charter reform

Opinion

It’s hard to turn on the TV or radio these days and not see some sort of advertisement for a cyber charter school. The ads are all quick to point out that they are public schools and parents can have their child attend at no cost to them. While this is absolutely true, what the ads don’t ...

COVID-19 brings out worst in way too many

Letters to the Editor

I realize that arguing with stupid people is like talking to a wall, but we have to keep trying. As of Sept. 17 premature deaths due to COVID-19 nationally has now exceeded one out of every 500 people, Pennsylvania, with an older and less educated population, on average is now at one of ...

Biden leading country to point of no return

Letters to the Editor

This is the first time in 76 years that I have felt compelled to write a letter to the editor. As an American citizen and a Navy veteran, I have a breadth and depth of life experience. I am appalled at what President Biden has done. His actions, since taking office, make me ashamed for ...