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Opinion

CRC making strides versus child abuse

Editorials

Among the very worst evils in our world is sexual abuse of children. But many of the predators engaged in it have an enemy powerful enough to strike fear in them. Operating far enough under the radar that we doubt many people have heard of it, an organization in Boca Raton, Florida, has a ...

Provisional ballot process complicates

Letters to the Editor

Here is some important information for any registered voter who requested a ballot to vote by mail. If you change your mind and decide to vote in person on Election Day, they recommend that you go to the polls with your mail-in ballot as well as all the envelopes it came in. Do not throw ...

Heidelbaugh will fight for justice

Editorials

I am writing to show my support for Heather Heidelbaugh for Pennsylvania attorney general. Heidelbaugh is an experienced and highly qualified trial lawyer who will fight for justice for all victims while also ensuring that our local law enforcement have the resources they need to continue ...

Schmitt will help people, businesses

Letters to the Editor

As someone working in the city of Altoona, I understand the importance of a representative that cares about jobs. After Norfolk Southern laid off employees in the infancy of his term, I witnessed Lou Schmitt’s genuine heartbreak after the bad news. He’s led the fight on tax breaks and ...

State GOP chairman leads with integrity

Letters to the Editor

In a recent letter to the editor, a writer advanced conjecture that the Republican-led PA Legislature was planning to usurp the will of the voters. Specifically, he cited PA GOP Chairman Lawrence Tabas as the source of divulging such a plan. The alleged plan would involve the Legislature ...

Biden, Dem ticket will grow job market

Letters to the Editor

The fact is that all politics begin at home, what with the loss of over 1,000 manufacturing jobs in Blair County since President Donald Trump has taken office should be a wake-up call for all of Blair County. The promise was to bring back the jobs that had gone to China, yet we lost local ...

Heidelbaugh choice for attorney general

Letters to the Editor

Heather Heidelbaugh will make an excellent attorney general because of her experience as a lawyer and her great work ethic. She is pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and pro-law enforcement. She wants to make sure all of our police are properly equipped to fight crime in the safest and most ...

State, local elections will direct our future

Letters to the Editor

We have so rarely encountered such a divisive season as a nation. With the presidential race forcing us all to truly think and ultimately decide on which political path our union will tread, our attentions are unintentionally diverted from the elections that matter most of all: our ...

Schmitt has earned right to represent

Letters to the Editor

Over the past two years, I’ve greatly appreciated the efforts put in by Lou Schmitt as our state representative. Schmitt spends countless hours advocating for the people of Blair County on his many subcommittees and on the House floor. He will always put the 79th District first, and I ...

Garrity adds up as state treasurer

Letters to the Editor

Stacy Garrity has dedicated her life to service. She served in the U.S. Army, deploying in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. While in the Army reserves, she worked as a cost accountant for a global supplier of refractory powders. She worked up ...

Trump has done share to support military

Letters to the Editor

As a Marine Corps veteran, I would like to say that I am voting to re-elect President Donald Trump for four more years. I can not stand to allow people to denigrate our president for the work he has done to protect our veterans and military. He has passed Veterans Choice, pulled troops out ...

Trump supporting range of vets’ options

Letters to the Editor

In response to Wayne Witherow’s Oct. 5 letter, President Donald Trump signed into law the Mission Act on June 6, 2018, creating the Veterans Community Care Act,which provided a wider range of medical care options for veterans. The Veterans Choice Program terminated on June 7, 2019. ...

President wasn’t entitled to lift music

Letters to the Editor

According to Phyllis Werts’ letter on Oct. 6, some bawl-baby singers were upset that President Donald Trump was using their songs at his rallies. Foregoing the fact that Trump and his campaign didn’t bother getting permission to use the music, which is a trademark infringement. She ...

Violent protests must end

Editorials

By the end of September 2019, 30 U.S. law enforcement personnel had been killed while on duty. Thirty-seven have been killed this year. Non-fatal injuries have soared, too. It is not being inaccurate to note that many, probably most, police officers, sheriff’s deputies and other law ...

Will Trump learn from virus bout?

Letters to the Editor

We have just learned that President Donald Trump and the First Lady, along with numerous members of his staff, have tested positive for COVID-19, one day after Hope Hicks tested positive. This is what happens when you repeatedly ignore the advice of your own top medical experts. A White ...

Trump has shown he’s not worthy

Letters to the Editor

I watched a movie, “Saving Private Ryan.” The first half hour or so are a reenactment of the assault at Normandy. It is a blood bath, with the water literally turning red from the blood of dead soldiers who were machine gunned down by white supremacist Nazis. Then I watched a ...

Endorsing those standing for freedom

Letters to the Editor

The election on Nov. 3, 2020, is the most pivotal election in our collective lifetime. Never before in American history have we had to make a democratic decision of whether to preserve our freedoms and to maintain the greatness of America, or to sacrifice our freedoms for the sake of ...

Trump’s pro-life stance reason for re-election

Letters to the Editor

Based on my deeply held religious convictions, I will be voting for Donald Trump for president on Nov. 3. He has kept to his word on the pro-life issue. President Trump has appointed pro-life judges to the Supreme Court, as well as pro-life federal judges. He has also signed executive ...

On this day, we recognize your carrier

Editorials

At this time when newspapers — and the media in general — are being attacked unfairly and irresponsibly for what they report and the opinions they present to their subscribers, viewers and listeners, there is a group of dedicated individuals who remain undeterred nonetheless toward ensuring ...

COVID-19 far from finished

COVID-19

Many sectors of the U.S. economy continue a slow but steady recovery from the COVID-19 slowdown. By the end of September, the unemployment rate had dropped to 7.9%, down from 8.4% in August. But as we and many others have warned, some businesses — and millions of their employees — ...