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Opinion

Return Butterbaugh to City Council

Letters to the Editor

I am writing in support of David Butterbaugh for re-election to the Altoona City Council. I served with Dave for ten years on City Council and found him to be genuinely concerned with our city and its residents. He has a fine record of fighting blight and supporting the development of our ...

After verdict, US still has work to do

Opinion

Now a nation that was holding its breath for justice can exhale. In one of the most significant racial justice cases in U.S. history, a white Minneapolis police officer has been convicted of murdering an unarmed, handcuffed Black man. A diverse 12-member jury of Minnesotans found former ...

Getting vaccinated civic duty

Editorials

Hope was delivered to all Pennsylvanians who are 16 or older with word that all are eligible as of this past Tuesday to get the COVID-19 vaccine. We should all embrace this opportunity. A successful vaccination program is essential to our recovery and the renewal of our full and vibrant lives ...

Supplements won’t stop infection from COVID-19

Letters to the Editor

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many people questioning whether taking a variety of vitamins, including vitamins C, D, zinc, potassium and many others can keep them from getting sick. No studies are showing that taking these vitamins has any impact on preventing someone from getting COVID-19, ...

Important opportunity faces city

Editorials

Altoona Mayor Matt Pacifico was right in calling the recently passed American Rescue Plan a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” It is imperative that the city make the best use possible of the estimated $41 million that Altoona will be receiving, to be spent by 2024. Half of the money will ...

Pennsylvania needs fetal heartbeat law

Letters to the Editor

I would like to commend state senators Judy Ward and Doug Matriano along with state representative Stephanie Borowicz for their well written piece titled, “Time to follow science, protect life.” An unborn child’s heart begins to beat within the first month of life. Everyone knows that ...