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Letters to the Editor

Rabbi’s view conflicts with Orthodox Jews

In response to Rabbi Audrey Korotkin’s commentary submitted by Planned Parenthood in the April 8 Mirror, I will not offer my opinion, only the opinion of Orthodox Jews. Conservative radio host Michael Medved, a Biblical, Orthodox Jew, states the law is clear. Orthodox Judaism “sanctions ...

Fast food rush fueling America’s obesity issue

According to the CDC, an estimated 42.5% of U.S. adults age 20 and over have obesity, including 9.0% with severe obesity, and another 31.1% who are overweight. Between 1960 and 1962, the CDC indicated that an estimated 31.5% of U.S. adults aged 20 and over were overweight, but only 13.4% ...

State must commit to nursing homes

It’s time for Pennsylvania state government to fairly fund long-term providers that care for thousands of older Pennsylvanians in nursing homes. Medicaid funding, which covers most of the costs of care, has been flatlined by the Wolf administration. After a year of being in the heart ...

Ellis best choice for City Council

The City of Altoona is fortunate to have Dave Ellis willing to serve on City Council. Ellis has an extensive background in law enforcement, including working as an Altoona police officer and as an investigator for the State Attorney General’s Office. He has a history of providing ...

GOP doesn’t help everyday workers

Help is here -— stimulus check, COVID-19 vaccine distribution, small business assistance, extended unemployment benefits, mortgage foreclosure delays, financial support to municipal authorities, schools, hospitals, etc. All this has been made possible with not one GOP vote. Not Sen. Pat ...

With union help, Biden will create jobs

In a recent political notebook in the Altoona Mirror, the writer almost got enough courage to say that President Biden’s infrastructure plan would create jobs locally , but instead suggested we would only see change locally. The hard fact is real manufacturing jobs have left Blair County ...