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Stalemate hurting everyone

September 4, 2015 For most entities in Pennsylvania whose operations depend on state money, the ongoing 2015-16 budget-preparation stalemate hasn’t yet produced the dire impact that it’s having on the Chester Upland... more »»

Deadbeats deserve crackdown

September 1, 2015 Having conducted its latest child-support amnesty day on Wednesday, it’s now the duty of Blair County authorities to make life uncomfortable for all those who, for whatever reason, failed to heed... more »»

For local diocese, a challenging time

August 30, 2015 Whether or not all elements of the elementary school consolidation plan cemented in place Aug. more »»

Assessing process takes time

August 27, 2015 Countywide reassessments such as the one underway in Blair have an upside and downside that don’t hit home to property owners until new tax figures are announced. more »»

Students are back; be careful

August 26, 2015 As another school year begins, today serves as a good time to offer a reminder stressing safety first. more »»

Women shining Rangers

August 25, 2015 Army Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver made history last week. They became the first women to make it through the Army’s rigorous Ranger training program. more »»

Budget proposal ‘sliver of hope’

August 23, 2015 Even if a proposal offered Wednesday by Pennsylvania legislative Republicans is the deadlock-breaker in the commonwealth’s 2015-16 budget-preparation exercise, it is premature for state residents to... more »»

Another challenge for Cresson

August 21, 2015 Monday’s news about a coming loss of approximately 70 jobs wasn’t welcome news for the Cresson area, which still is feeling the negative economic impact of the closing of the state prison in Cresso... more »»

Sobriety program a model

August 19, 2015 The Mirror and most other community newspapers devote countless column inches of space to police and court reports involving drunken-driving cases. more »»

SS model must be addressed

August 18, 2015 Virtually all Americans rely on the Social Security program or will once they reach the age at which they need income to replace paychecks they no longer receive. more »»

Altoona financial report positive

August 16, 2015 State fiscally distressed status has been a godsend for a number of cities across the commonwealth, including Altoona. more »»

Pennsylvania’s hard line on DUI totally appropriate

August 15, 2015 State Sen. Lloyd Smucker, R-West Lampeter Township, is pursuing tougher penalties for those who repeatedly drive under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both. more »»

Pa. budget compromise important

August 14, 2015 Pennsylvania’s Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. more »»

Keep eye on case vs. Higgins

August 13, 2015 While most people in conservative Bedford County were supportive of the way District Attorney Bill Higgins handled a high-profile desecration case last year, it was clear early on that that support... more »»

Keep eye on case vs. Higgins

August 13, 2015 While most people in conservative Bedford County were supportive of the way District Attorney Bill Higgins handled a high-profile desecration case last year, it was clear early on that that support... more »»

AAABA history runs deep

August 10, 2015 When Altoona’s Wise Trailer Sales team travels over the mountain to participate in the 71st annual All American Amateur Baseball Association Tournament in Johnstown, which begins today, it will hav... more »»

Legislature must speed up budget

August 9, 2015 An Associated Press news analysis published in last Sunday’s Mirror began by saying that “for the third time in a dozen years, counties and nonprofit agencies that make up Pennsylvania’s social... more »»

Duncansville message important

August 7, 2015 Some people might regard it as ludicrous to weigh what happened in Duncansville on Tuesday evening against what’s been happening in Baltimore, Md., only hundreds of miles apart by distance. more »»

Obama’s coal war insulting

August 6, 2015 During the past couple of years, Americans worried about how they will pay their electric bills in the future have had one consolation: natural gas. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

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