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Boroughs’ frustration justified

April 22, 2016 Residents of Gallitzin and Tunnelhill boroughs obviously are relieved that understandings now are in place about repair of their streets following Gallitzin’s natural gas project. more »»

Outage brings reminder

April 20, 2016 The electrical problems that blackened Altoona’s downtown business district from Sunday into Tuesday can be regarded as instructive, as well as an annoyance and temporary economic setback. more »»

Amtrak concerns lingering

April 19, 2016 Although the most recent fatal accident involving an Amtrak train occurred hundreds of miles from Altoona, it’s understandable that the deadly incident evoked major interest and concern among people... more »»

Thankfully, rail merger goes off track

April 17, 2016 Despite failing in its five-month push to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp., Calgary, Alberta-based Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. more »»

Hold EPA to same standard

April 16, 2016 When the tables are turned, the U.. more »»

Studying Altoona’s future vital

April 15, 2016 A study focused on the capacity of the Altoona Area School District buildings is indeed an eye-opener. more »»

Northern Cambria on alert

April 13, 2016 Altoona or any other community that has experienced arson or a blaze of undetermined origin can relate to what people of Barr Township in northwestern Cambria County have been feeling since early... more »»

Too much dreaming in California

April 11, 2016 How would you feel if, as you were about to pay for some bread and milk at the grocery store, the cashier stopped and said, “I’m going to have to add some to your bill. more »»

Wolf budget posture baffling

April 10, 2016 Dismay and frustration hung over Pennsylvania’s 500 public school districts for nearly nine full months beyond the 2015-16 state budget-preparation deadline while the Legislature and Gov. more »»

Portage concerns justified

April 8, 2016 The concerns and opposition that have been generated by an outpatient drug and alcohol therapy center proposed for Portage Borough are not unlike what would have greeted plans for such a facility in... more »»

Tyrone initiative admirable

April 7, 2016 Many communities are divorced from any thought of preserving an old building. They presume the cost for renovation would be prohibitive, without actually exploring costs of such an endeavor. more »»

Mergers could add service

April 6, 2016 Volunteer fire department mergers would be impossible or not make sense in many locales. more »»

Warning indicators insufficient

April 5, 2016 Sunday’s crash of an Amtrak train near Philadelphia brought to 20 the number of serious railroad accidents in the United States during the past year. more »»

Hacking danger growing

April 4, 2016 Cyber terrorism — for profit, not twisted ideology —has become a clear and present danger to Americans. If there is a cohesive strategy to defeat it, it is not working. more »»

Altoona needs to get its super search right this time

April 3, 2016 Who installed a revolving door in the superintendent’s office of the Altoona Area School District? That rhetorical question reflects our disappointment with the recent news of Superintendent John... more »»

Spring cleaning important

April 1, 2016 Many people greet the arrival of spring with the good intention of cleaning up the unsightly remnants and residue of the winter and autumn. more »»

Dialogue with Cuba positive

March 30, 2016 February marked 44 years since President Richard Nixon embarked on his historic visit to the People’s Republic of China. more »»

Renew budget urgency

March 29, 2016 Pennsylvania’s 2015-16 budget debacle must not be repeated for the 2016-17 state fiscal year, which begins July 1. more »»

This gov’t specializes in excuses

March 28, 2016 It is illegal for government officials to refuse to turn over most official documents to anyone who asks for the. more »»

Christ’s message of inspiration worth heeding

March 27, 2016 Jesus Christ triumphed over hatred and violence, and that is the message that should be dominant on this Easter Sunday, when most of the Christian world is celebrating his resurrection. more »»

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