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Opinion

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Congratulations to the Altoona Water Authority and the DEP for their plans to reforest 80 acres of bare ground upstream of Horseshoe Curve in the area known as Big Murph. The planned 61,000 trees will result in decreased stormwater runoff and erosion at this degraded site, benefitting not ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Local elections are the most important, and that’s no exception when it comes to this year’s Altoona City Council race. I’m supporting Bruce Kelley, Dave Butterbaugh, Dave Ellis and Ron Beatty. Kelley continues to be a leader on tough challenges we face on council and has a record of ...

Central York unifies behind banned books

Editorials

The Central York school board obviously wasn’t expecting this. For nine months, no one seemed to care that a long list of resources recommended by the district’s diversity committee had been banned from use in classrooms. After all, the board had gotten away with indefinitely tabling ...

State should reject negotiated Medicare

Letters to the Editor

The past several years have brought me a slew of serious medical issues. In addition to receiving treatment for a serious concussion and depression, I also contracted COVID-19. Managing the symptoms and long-term impacts of all these illnesses has been incredibly trying and ...

Carriers are the backbone of newspapers

Editorials

Power outages and press malfunctions are among a newspaper circulation manager’s worst nightmare. Even an hour delay in “getting the newspaper out” wreaks havoc with the process of hooking up subscribers with the latest news that was available at deadline time. When subscribers’ ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Recently, it was reported that COVID-19 cases were on the rise in our local school districts. Then, it was reported that Blair and surrounding counties were in the high transmission stage of COVID-19. Now, in the paper we read that the UPMC emergency room is under stress caring for ...