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Addressing gun issue needs cooperation

June 30, 2016 Is banning guns a good or bad thing? We need a bill in which Congress can put their heads together and think of a way to help all of us without messing with our rights. more »»

 
 
 
Orlando officials failed their community

June 30, 2016 Like many Americans, I was totally shocked by the killings in Orlando, and not just because of the innocent lives and futures lost. more »»

Mirror, BG overreacting to Saylor incident

June 29, 2016 In last Tuesday’s edition, the Mirror purports to be clarifying the issue involving Father Brian Saylor of the Altoona-Johnstown Dioces. more »»

Toomey is a friend of law enforcement

June 29, 2016 Sen. Pat Toomey is a strong supporter of our police and other law enforcement agencies that keep us saf. more »»

Wake up, America: Hillary not the answer

June 29, 2016 It is time for real change in Washington. It is time for Donald Trump, the only candidate that is not a politician and will make real change for America. He is not taking a salary to do this jo. more »»

Muslim immigration driving terrorism

June 28, 2016 President Barack Obama described the massacre carried out by a Muslim mass murderer, Omar Mateen, in Orlando, Fla. more »»

There’s nothing wrong with Halvorson as Dem

June 28, 2016 I’m responding to Ronda Wininger’s June 23 letter. There are a number of reasons why calling Art Halvorson a fraud is wrong. more »»

Federal tax excessive on hearing aids

June 28, 2016 I agree with the article (“Treating hearing loss should not be pricey”) published in the Mirror on June 3. I purchased my second pair of hearing aids in May 2016 in Altoona. more »»

Biosolids’ concerns are totally justified

June 28, 2016 Antis Township residents are fully justified to oppose biosolids. more »»

Act of generosity nice anniversary gift

June 28, 2016 We would like to thank the person or persons who paid for our dinner at Hoss’s in Pleasant Valley on Sunday, June 12, about 4 p.m. It was a very nice surprise. more »»

Mirror editorial page lacks (left) balance

June 27, 2016 The Mirror should be ashamed of itself. more »»

Writer of same name endures identity crisis

June 27, 2016 I am writing to clear up some confusion regarding the identity of a frequent contributor to your letters to the editor. more »»

2nd Amendment, game laws don’t mix

June 24, 2016 After reading a letter from Dave Potchak in the Altoona Mirror (“Inconsistency of gun laws makes no sense,” June 16), I would like to give you my thoughts on this issu. more »»

Highland Hall destruction sad

June 24, 2016 I am deeply saddened by the demolition of Highland Hall, not because I am an architect, who favors beautifully proportioned stone buildings, but more so, because I am an American. more »»

Grand jury report affront to decency

June 23, 2016 Who wants to believe that adored church leaders are monsters and a bottomless pit of depravity? But that is how the grand jury reports described the bishops and priests of the diocese of... more »»

Hollidaysburg band does its district proud

June 23, 2016 On June 10, the Hollidaysburg Area School District band, majorettes and flags performed for the veterans at the VA Home. more »»

Halvorson shows he’s a fraud

June 23, 2016 Upon learning that Art Halvorson is now allowed to run on the Democratic ticket, I have one word for the voters in our state, and that word is beware. more »»

FBI should turn back its clock

June 23, 2016 Sleep well tonight. Your FBI is on the job. After all, they checked out this Orlando shooter twice and cleared him both times. It seems to me they are a new breed — a bunch of phonies in $800 suits. more »»

Reserve hero label for true heroism

June 22, 2016 Denny Shore is half right about Donald Trump’s view of POWs. Senator John McCain was called a hero by the media because he was a POW in Vietna. more »»

B-A didn’t ‘turn blind eye towards bullying’

June 22, 2016 Enough with the bashing of the Bellwood-Antis School District. A couple of things are certain. You don’t make it to valedictorian without intelligence and a very strong work ethic. more »»

Civil Service Board has thorough hiring process

June 21, 2016 This letter is in response to Robert Hansard’s recent letter suggesting that the Altoona Fire Department, its administration, the Civil Service Board and the city itself is prejudiced and biased in... more »»

 
 

KiDs Day Dress Up July 4, 2016

July 04 – “KIDS DAY II: Dress Up and Discover!!” - Kids of all ages get to wear combat gear and helmets from the museum education collection. Pose for pictures behind the wheel of an authentic Jeep! Regular Admission Rates Apply; 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. more »

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