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Protecting identity is suspicious

June 28, 2016 Nothing less than a thorough investigation of the June 15 crash in Cambria County that claimed the lives of two Altoona area women is necessary, and police and Cambria’s coroner indicated quickly... more »»

Creating a gray area

June 27, 2016 In trying to protect citizens, a new Supreme Court ruling may create gray areas with a police officer’s ability to stop people. more »»

Be on guard when dealing with scammers

June 26, 2016 It has been said that cynicism is a necessary part of being a journalist. more »»

Be on guard when dealing with scammers

June 26, 2016 It has been said that cynicism is a necessary part of being a journalist. more »»

Treat traitors harshly

June 24, 2016 People around the world continue to hear about the warped dedication of Islamic State fighters to their terrorist organization’s murderous, destructive objectives. more »»

Delays aid Clinton’s campaign

June 23, 2016 President Barack Obama’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president did not compromise the FBI’s ongoing investigation into Clinton, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday. more »»

Gallitzin shows its leadership

June 22, 2016 Gallitzin Borough lost the first — and perhaps only — round of legal sparring over a controversial ordinance directed at felony drug offenders. more »»

Another misstep on pensions

June 21, 2016 A total of $15 million of new pension debt each and every day over the last 15 years. more »»

State still not right about its booze sales

June 21, 2016 An episode of Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” telling the tale of alcohol sales in Pennsylvania could be pretty amusing. more »»

Bishop, diocese need to resolve latest concerns

June 19, 2016 While the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese should not resort to poorly thought-out, knee-jerk reactions regarding concerns brought to its attention, there are significant matters — such as current... more »»

Jimmy Carter’s last mission: attacking racism

June 18, 2016 Former President Jimmy Carter has made it his mission — probably his last great mission — to close the chasm between the races in his own beloved Baptist church. more »»

Let’s monitor Internet use of suspicious

June 16, 2016 Millions of Americans suffer from mental illness of one sort or another. Yet very few of them commit acts of extreme violence. more »»

At Reade, chance for fresh start

June 15, 2016 Most customers of the Reade Township Municipal Authority in Cambria County welcomed the news that a just-completed full forensic audit didn’t uncover unlawful activity. more »»

We must improve security

June 14, 2016 Just a small snapshot of mass shootings in the United States over the past nine years reveals the horror and sorrow that have been thrust on families in this country and the nation as a whole — a... more »»

‘I’m your American flag’

June 14, 2016 I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often I’m honored. I’m your American flag. more »»

Valedictorian’s message a call for evaluation

June 12, 2016 It’s too soon to speculate what Kerri Little’s ultimate impact on the Bellwood-Antis School District might be, stemming from her decisions not to present the valedictorian speech at her school’s... more »»

Protecting Fallujah important

June 9, 2016 Islamic State terrorists being pushed out of the critical Iraqi city of Fallujah have slowed the advance of Iraqi troops with a very effective tactic — use of human shield. more »»

Can Antis fire company be saved?

June 8, 2016 For municipalities of northern Blair County, perhaps there’s a gold lining lurking somewhere amid the current troubles of the Tipton-Antis Fire Company. Hopefully, that will materialize. more »»

Patton deserves answers

June 6, 2016 The Patton water issue took on an extremely disturbing new dimension last week that water customers should regard as anything but insignificant. more »»

School funding issue anything but ‘harmless’

June 5, 2016 The only way Pennsylvania’s troubling school-funding issue is going to be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction is for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow to dump unlimited riches on school systems... more »»

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