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Letters to the Editor

Don’t be fooled by Halvorson campaign

Art Halvorson is the type of candidate who instead of accepting responsibility for his mistakes, he says they didn’t happen or blames someone else. We need accountability. We don’t need Halvorson. I say this because in the past, he was caught campaigning in his military uniform at a ...

Halvorson would be ‘refreshing change’

As a military veteran, wife, and mother, perhaps I have a bigger stake and take more seriously the outcome of the upcoming election in the 9th Congressional District. I am voting for Art Halvorson. Halvorson will be a refreshing change in Washington from Bill Shuster, who sides with ...

Hollidaysburg woman appreciates gesture

I would like to thank the three teenage girls who came to my aid when my shopping cart overturned on my foot on the hill of the Hollidaysburg Hometown Market parking lot. Dawn Alexy Hollidaysburg

Shedding no tears for Shuster re-election bid

I am not prone to attack family members of a political candidate. However, the latest ad promoting Bill Shuster shows how low he will stoop to get re-elected to Congress. I commend Shuster’s daughter, Ali, on putting on a performance worthy of an academy award, especially the alligator ...

Area needs Shuster’s loyalty, leadership

In the 1960s, our area was losing ground. The railroad, manufacturing—clothing/shoe factories, SKF, Butterick, A&P lost jobs or closed. Altoona was considered out of the way. Then came Bud Shuster. As he learned, his job and realizing the needs of his constituents the importance ...

Government must learn to work together

Next month’s presidential election matches perhaps the two most arrogant, obnoxious and deceitful candidates ever. For those of us who left the Democratic and Republican parties decades ago, the election will again give us the lesser of two evils as the victor, and the leaders of the losing ...

Clinton doesn’t possess presidential traits

Traits to look for in a president — ones Hillary Clinton doesn’t possess: 1. Honesty: Her negligence resulted in deaths of four Americans. She lied to the families, saying “What does it matter now?” She deleted and lied about emails containing classified information and claims to ...

Non-politician needed in White House

I am tired of all the negativity towards Donald Trump. We need a non-politician in our White House. Hillary Clinton lied again at the second debate. One said when someone takes the low road she takes the high road. Really? You take videos from 11 years ago and have them released this close ...

Attacks on Kaneshiki have gone too far

The attacks on Lois Kaneshiki are out of hand. Disagreeing with anyone in a position, such as school board member, are not uncommon. Many are upset with our county commissioners over reassessment, but I have yet to see demonstrations at the courthouse. Kaneshiki is a dedicated woman with ...

‘World waiting’ for Stossel’s solutions

After reading columnist John Stossel’s column on Oct. 14, I’d like to ask what he would do to stop terrorism. It’s very easy for a columnist to call a world leader incompetent, but not so easy to come up with a solution. I am sure the entire world is holding its breath for a solution to ...

Trump crude, but still the better choice

Donald Trump is not a politician, therefore he doesn’t have a bunch of people checking out his every word. These things he said, or supposedly did, 10, 20 or 30 years ago, could be true. Back then he was a Democrat, and he had role models to follow like John F. Kennedy and his women in the ...

Clinton the obvious choice for president

Never in the history of presidential elections has the choice been so overwhelmingly evident. Hillary Clinton is head and shoulders more qualified and prepared for this office. Her knowledge, experience, compassion, stamina, temperament and ability to communicate, compromise and negotiate far ...

Trump doesn’t demean those who served

The recent letter by Mike Felker of Philadelphia, “Trump not fit,” must be living in a dream world. He did not ridicule John McCain for being a POW, but said he was not a hero, because he was a POW. On belittling a soldier family that was killed in action, he said he would not be dead ...

Trump aspires to get Mussolini-type power

Three quarters of a century ago a swaggering dictator, Benito Mussolini, with his cohorts, plunged the world into turmoil. Now, a personality duplicate, Donald Trump, aspires to a similar level of power. The history and behavior of the two are comparable. Both compiled an early history of ...

Shuster addressing problems with VA

This is a beautiful country and you know who is most responsible for it? Our veterans are, but unfortunately the Obama administration has left many of them behind due to a lack of urgency in addressing the problems with the VA across the country. Problems with the VA are all the more reason ...

Halvorson campaign lacks respect

Art Halvorson attacking Bud Shuster with a hurtful TV ad just hours after he buried his wife is really sad. Behavior like this is unacceptable. I wish Halvorson had more respect to do better, but he clearly does not. His ad is a perfect contrast with Bill Shuster, however. While Halvorson ...

Halvorson has been champion of integrity

For years my dear wife, Mary, who passed away in August, and I worked to keep voters informed about pro-life issues and candidates. We distributed hundreds of thousands of pro-life voters’ guides to Indiana County churches and community groups. Take note that Art Halvorson, candidate for ...

Lack of voter turnout benefits politicians

Why should we vote? No president or member of Congress will do everything they can to help Americans. Politicians’ main concern is themselves. Politicians want people to have the “why vote, it won’t make any difference” attitude. If 80 percent of those who could vote did, ...

Halvorson can remove ‘career politician’

In the upcoming election for the 9th Congressional District on Nov. 8, we do have a better choice. We can remove a career politician, Bill Shuster, who does not have a voting record that reflects our conservative values. Art Halvorson will have my vote. He has promised to serve no longer than ...

McGinty supports raising wages agenda

Working people know that the path to prosperity starts with electing candidates like Katie McGinty, who supports a raising wages agenda. We are also on the verge of beating back bad trade deals like the TPP. Voting is a right, and it’s a central part of our democracy. It is critical we ...