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Editorials

America’s children deserve so much better

Children should be off-limits to the many bad things of life, although they should grow up knowing bad things exist and they must have a sense of caution when they encounter things that don’t seem right. Meanwhile, children should be able to grow without experiencing violence in the home, ...

City should accept offer on McCrory’s

Unless the Altoona Redevelopment Authority is in possession of some important last-minute information that it so far has not divulged to the public, the authority needs to rethink its decision to table the one official proposal it has received for renovation and revitalization of the former ...

Clock ticking on planning for state budget

Pennsylvania has surmounted the first of its two springtime hurdles, the primary elections’ nomination process. Strict attention must now shift to the other hurdle — passing a 2022-23 state budget. Ideally, budget preparation and passage should be completed before spring gives way to ...

Central graduate shines

Shining rays of sun on some good news: Martinsburg native and Central High School graduate Danielle Maurer did herself and our area proud by winning two rounds of Jeopardy in programs that aired last week. In her first appearance, Maurer, a 2008 graduate of Central High School, ended a ...

Every single election is important

Do not judge the importance of any election on the number of nominations or offices up for grabs. Regarding the few offices for which nominees will be selected during today’s primary balloting, some voters might be tempted to “pass” on going to their polling place, but that would be a ...

Residents deserve voice in flood plans

Anyone old enough to recall the devastation wreaked by Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972 can appreciate flood-control efforts that were undertaken in the aftermath of that wide-scale weather calamity. Similarly, people who experienced fear and/or destruction from this month’s heavy, persistent ...