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Gesture typical of Curve

July 19, 2013 Since the club’s inaugural season in 1999, the Altoona Curve have been an outstanding community partner. more »»

Pursuit of MIAs lacking

July 17, 2013 Beside and just below the American flag at many places where it’s displayed can be seen the black and white POW/MIA banner. more »»

Obamacare is financial nightmare

July 16, 2013 “Obamacare,” the White House version of socialized medicine for Americans, always was a train wreck about to happen. Already the law has jumped the tracks. more »»

Obama botching Egypt aid

July 15, 2013 The so-called “Arab spring” has turned into a long, hot summer in Egypt — but for now, the hottest seat is in the Oval Office at the White House. more »»

County should focus on bed tax

July 14, 2013 When it comes to collecting and spending Blair County’s bed tax, paid by those who stay at local lodging facilities, commissioners need to take an active role. more »»

Accident painful reminder

July 12, 2013 Several local families were painfully reminded earlier this week of the dangers of speeding and how quickly things can go wron. more »»

Accident painful reminder

July 12, 2013 Several local families were painfully reminded earlier this week of the dangers of speeding and how quickly things can go wron. more »»

Be flexible on loans for college

July 9, 2013 The average U.S. college student walks off campus with about $26,500 in student loan debt, much of it in government-subsidized low-interest loans. more »»

Much to be learned from Murray, AASD case

July 7, 2013 In reacting to the Pennsylvania Office of Auditor General report last week finding the Altoona Area School District violated the state’s school code for granting employee promotions, transfers and... more »»

UPMC merger a major step for community

July 5, 2013 The Altoona Regional Health System underwent perhaps the biggest change in its history this week as the long-discussed merger with UPMC went into effect. more »»

Keep true meaning of holiday

July 4, 2013 It’s another birthday for these United States of America today. It comes at a time when we are a nation fighting wars on another side of the planet. We are struggling economically. more »»

Exercise caution on July 4

July 3, 2013 Throughout our area, Independence Day celebrations will begin shortly. So may hospital admissions of people injured by fireworks. more »»

Spending increase unjustified

July 1, 2013 At a time when many Americans are having to tighten our belts and do more with less, President Barack Obama thinks government should be an exception. more »»

Strengthen statewide abuse regs

June 30, 2013 The state House of Representatives last week approved a bill to redefine child abuse in Pennsylvania and a pair of related bills aimed at strengthening laws to encourage more reporting of alleged... more »»

Strategy involved in IRS scrutiny

June 28, 2013 An Internal Revenue Service official in Washington now is admitting she knew of the agency’s discrimination against conservative groups seeking tax-exempt statu. more »»

EPA?needs to protect our water

June 27, 2013 While power plants must stay within strict limits on the amount of pollutants they release into the air, rules intended to safeguard streams and lakes are much less restrictive. more »»

Bloated spending gets win

June 26, 2013 Liberals insist President Barack Obama’s “stimulus” program has worked to pull the nation out of the economic doldrum. more »»

Unlock info on killers

June 24, 2013 After a shooting spree that killed four people in Santa Monica, Calif., the city’s police chief talked with reporter. more »»

Let voters decide judge retirements

June 23, 2013 The state Supreme Court issued a 6-0 ruling Monday dismissing a challenge to the state’s mandatory retirement age of 70 for Pennsylvania judges. Good. more »»

Economic recovery elusive

June 21, 2013 Jobs data for May left economists even more worried about the sputtering of the already painfully slow economic recovery. Automatic Data Processing said private-sector jobs in the U.S. more »»

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