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Opinion

With hunting here, keep CWD in mind

Editorials

The continued presence of Chronic Wasting Disease in the deer population is no doubt inflicting some measure of unease in what the Pennsylvania Game Commission labels as the “regular firearms season” that is beginning this weekend. This is only the second year in more than half a century ...

Black Friday perspective important

Editorials

Black Friday always has been synonymous with large crowds waiting outside in darkness and cold temperatures in hopes of having the opportunity to buy “that special Christmas gift” for someone. The Friday after Thanksgiving has been regarded as the start of this country’s Christmas ...

UPMC must take lead on COVID-19

Letters to the Editor

As a registered nurse in Blair County, I am very concerned with the rise in COVID-19 cases in our community and the lack of support and leadership from large health systems like UPMC. Although I am proud to shoulder the responsibility of caring for our sick and providing essential services to ...

Cartoon only serves to perpetuate myth

Letters to the Editor

I just had to write to express my dismay regarding your decision to run the editorial cartoon Thursday, Nov. 12 depicting tombstones displaying “I voted” stickers. To perpetuate the myth that voter fraud is a problem in this country is just that — a myth. The Department of Homeland ...

Sun not shining on Zoom meetings

Letters to the Editor

We all remember the anxiety and dread we felt when COVID-19 began entering the news cycle and as lockdowns and restrictions were placed on the county. We obeyed the rules no matter what color the county was. But now that we have been “green” for months and we are still carrying out ...

Atrocious fish abuse at Lakemont Park

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for your coverage of the very admirable efforts to rescue the animals at Lakemont Park. What ended up being done to them was egregiously inhumane, unjustifiable and inexcusable. Fish and other animals in similar situations have been saved. Blair County commissioners were ...

UPMC must listen to its nurses

COVID-19

As Blair County ticks over 2,000 known cases of coronavirus, countless residents are seeking life-saving care at UPMC Altoona. As Registered Nurses, my coworkers and I know what kind of working conditions, staffing and safety protocols are needed to provide quality care for our patients and ...

Innovation brings hope to horizon

Opinion

For centuries, America has been the land of promise, and we have led the way in lifesaving advancement. In the span of my own medical career alone, I have witnessed remarkable innovation — from groundbreaking discoveries to new therapeutics and even cures for deadly diseases. In 2020, ...

Who won election? We don’t know yet

Letters to the Editor

Strive lawfully. With allegations of tampering, software glitches, lack of transparency and posthumous voting, who is really the winner of our presidential election? With our Electoral College, the winner of the presidential election may not necessarily be the candidate that received the ...

GOP should stay out of Biden’s way

Letters to the Editor

I thank God that there were many more good honest people in America to vote out that corrupt man in the White House, who was trying to destroy our democracy. Please, people never let this happen again to our country. Be informed before you vote. Hopefully, Joe Biden can bring the country ...

Resist business closures

Editorials

With the coronavirus coming back strong, a number of governors have already ordered new — or rather, renewed — steps to combat the disease. Most are reluctant to mandate widespread business closings, however. There are very good reasons for that. Our economy may not be able to withstand ...

In time of healing, why is there fear?

Letters to the Editor

As I write this letter, Joe Biden has continued to increase his lead in our state, and with every update on the vote count, it gets larger. So I expect that he will be declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Once that happens, and we move forward, with many of us happy about ...

Resist business closures

Editorials

With the coronavirus coming back strong, a number of governors have already ordered new — or rather, renewed — steps to combat the disease. Most are reluctant to mandate widespread business closings, however. There are very good reasons for that. Our economy may not be able to withstand ...

In time of healing, why is there fear?

Letters to the Editor

As I write this letter, Joe Biden has continued to increase his lead in our state, and with every update on the vote count, it gets larger. So I expect that he will be declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Once that happens, and we move forward, with many of us happy about ...

We are in ‘bluebird moment’

Opinion

It is Judy Garland versus Vera Lynn. It is The 1939 song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” versus the 1942 hit “White Cliffs of Dover.” It is America in its prewar reverie versus Great Britain in its wartime trial. This is, for America’s two political parties, a Bluebird ...

America’s presidential process matters

Opinion

The 2020 presidential election is not over yet. There are multiple legal challenges and recounts pending in key states, and, under a long-standing legal process, those events must play out before a winner is officially declared. I know roughly half the nation does not want to hear that, ...

Trump should cooperate

Editorials

American presidents need to hit the ground running, especially when it comes to national security. We have too many enemies in the world to let our guard down for even a few hours. President Donald Trump continues to challenge results of the Nov. 3 election through court challenges. That is ...

Biden will lead US to depression, chaos

Letters to the Editor

Thank you Joe Biden supporters. Thank you for voting for the dark winter, higher taxes, late-term abortions, higher gas prices and heating fuel prices. Thank you for voting for more regulations, fewer jobs, lawlessness and higher crime. Thank you for encouraging Iran to kill more ...

Conspiracy theories need to be stopped

Letters to the Editor

President Donald Trump’s ability to inspire others to destroy their reputations is mind-blowing. Last weekend, Rep. Jim Gregory stood with a small group of people in Hollidaysburg upset by the election results in Pennsylvania. Some of the legal votes being challenged were cast by ...

Marking Marshall tragedy

Editorials

Fifty years ago this past Saturday, Americans were united in the worst possible way — grief over what had happened near the airport near Huntington, West Virginia. An airliner carrying nearly all members of the Marshall University football team crashed returning from a game at East ...