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Project deserves extension

July 29, 2015 The Altoona Water Authority has been committed to complying with requirements of the state Department of Environmental Protection regarding renovation of the Bellwood Reservoir dam. more »»

 
 
 
State lax on highway protection

July 27, 2015 In a May 22 editorial, the Mirror argued against a five-year pilot program for use of cameras in highway work zones to deter speeding. more »»

License stickers beneficial

July 24, 2015 The Pennsylvania House of Representatives was right in voting last month to reverse the planned phase-out of vehicle license plate stickers. The state Senate should do the same. more »»

Maintain emphasis on defense

July 23, 2015 “I believe that where we are now is about as low as we can go,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters in May, during a discussion of that service branch’s staffing level. more »»

Put away drug lord forever

July 21, 2015 Most residents of central Pennsylvania might not have paid much attention to the news from Mexico about the July 11 escape of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from a maximum-security prison. more »»

IRS fails taxpayers on service

July 20, 2015 Taxpayers were not given good service by the government tax agency this year, officials admit. Advocates for the Internal Revenue Service blame — you guessed it — budget cuts. more »»

Give locals voice on Cresson land

July 19, 2015 The former State Correctional Institution at Cresson continues to be enveloped in uncertainty and dogged by rumors. more »»

Enforce existing gun laws

July 16, 2015 Gun control advocates — many of whom really wish they could outlaw any ownership of firearms by individuals — constantly claim new limits are needed to save lives. more »»

Review housing ordinance

July 15, 2015 Whether or not Altoona City Council revisits the city’s student housing ordinance, it’s a good time for officials of the city and Penn State Altoona campus to have a frank discussion about that issue. more »»

Delay in revealing hacking wrong

July 14, 2015 A company that kept information about a massive theft of personal information from its customers secret would be raked over the coals mercilessly by federal officials. more »»

Budget stalemate hurts PA

July 12, 2015 Twelve days into Pennsylvania’s new fiscal year, the prospects of having an approved 2015-16 state budget in place anytime soon appear no closer than when Gov. more »»

Woman on money overdue

July 8, 2015 Who will she be? What great woman’s face will be seen regularly by virtually every American in the future — every time they reach into their wallets and purses and pull out a $10 bill? Treasury... more »»

Policies embolden Taliban

July 7, 2015 As we and other critics of President Barack Obama’s get-out-at-any-price policy in Afghanistan warned, it has emboldened Taliban extremists. more »»

Stretching Right-to-Know law

July 6, 2015 When Pennsylvania updated its Right-to-Know Act in 2008, it replaced a version written back in the 1950s which was considered to be one of the worst in the nation. more »»

Shuster’s vision for air traffic includes bumps

July 5, 2015 With reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration set to come up before Congress later this year, Re. more »»

Celebrate freedom with unity

July 4, 2015 Independence Day is a fun day, but no citizen of this land should allow it to pass without some display of patriotism, whether it be flying the American flag; wearing red, white and blue; attending... more »»

Put safety at top of July 4 list

July 3, 2015 Independence Day isn’t until Saturday, but firecrackers and aerial fireworks have made their presence known for a number of days leading up to this important national holiday. That’s nothing ne. more »»

We can’t let down our guard

July 2, 2015 If preventing a terrorist attack in the United States is a matter of connecting the dots, Americans have plenty to fear with the Independence Day holiday just days away. more »»

Our view

June 30, 2015 When it comes to bridges, Blair County is in need of a long-range plan spelling out maintenance and financial support. more »»

Legislature, Wolf must take time, get budget right

June 28, 2015 Gov. Tom Wolf is well aware that the aggressive spending and tax proposals that he unveiled during his 2015-16 budget address in March aren’t going to come to pass. more »»

Oprah not an ace for Trump

June 26, 2015 Some readers might regard it as foolish to editorialize on the long-shot presidential campaign of real estate mogul Donald Trump. more »»

 
 

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Editorials Poll

  1. Gov. Wolf has unrealistic expectations.
  2. State Republicans have no interest in working with a Democratic governor.
  3. Too many have a political agenda.
  4. The pension deficit is unfixable.
  5. People will react when they stop getting paid.
 
 
 
 

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On the scholastic and recruiting beat

Lasch Bash yields two LB commits

July 25, 2015 In the days leading up to Penn State's "Lasch Bash" barbecue for Nittany Lion football recruits, there was speculation that the event could inspire as many as a half-dozen prospects to verbally... more »

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