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Council’s secrecy troubling

November 13, 2014 Trust in government is built upon openness — transparency. more »»

The staggering cost of justice

November 12, 2014 The costs associated with Eric Frein’s alleged ambush on Sept. more »»

A day to say thanks to our vets

November 11, 2014 On this Veterans Day, a number of central Pennsylvania restaurants again are providing vets a free meal to show appreciation for their honorable service to this nation. more »»

Supper Table offered humor

November 10, 2014 Many of us are accustomed to spending our Sunday mornings and afternoons perusing the newspaper, expanded that day to include more feature articles, advertisements, comics, puzzles and other... more »»

It’s important now to educate on home rule

November 9, 2014 Altoona residents came up with 4,471 votes in Tuesday’s election for city leaders to begin transitioning toward a home rule charter. more »»

Parties must work together

November 8, 2014 Despite Tuesday’s federal midterm election results, there’s a better than 50-50 chance that the fourth quarter of the Obama presidency won’t be dominated by the frustration, ineffectiveness and... more »»

NCAA betrays Penn St.

November 7, 2014 It’s hard to believe that an organization could look worse than Penn State did in its handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. more »»

Challenge awaiting Tom Wolf

November 6, 2014 Pennsylvania voters handed Democrat Tom Wolf a strong mandate on Tuesday in ousting incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett. more »»

Be sure to visit the polls

November 4, 2014 Gov. Tom Corbett, vying for a second term as Pennsylvania’s chief executive, said last week that, win or lose, he looks forward to the end of the gubernatorial campaign. more »»

Philly prosecutors deliver stinging message to AG

November 3, 2014 Philadelphia prosecutors didn’t call out state Attorney General Kathleen Kane by name last week. But they might as well have. more »»

Altoona finds itself in need of home rule

November 2, 2014 A likely deal with the Water Authority for more money and the completion of a county reassessment mean prospects are looking up for Altoona emerging from distressed status. more »»

Frein’s capture a relief

November 1, 2014 Gov. Tom Corbett was correct Thursday night in characterizing Pennsylvania as a grateful state in response to the news that the most intense manhunt in the commonwealth’s history was now over. more »»

Election a prelude to 2015

October 31, 2014 It’s not too early for Pennsylvania voters to start looking ahead to the 2015 elections, even though they face the immediate task of electing a governor on Nov. . more »»

Halloween nostalgia is special

October 30, 2014 Nostalgia always seems to sneak up on us about this time each year. more »»

Weaker turnout expected

October 29, 2014 It’s anyone’s guess whether this year’s gubernatorial race will spark a spirited turnout at the polls on Nov. 4. Incumbent Republican Go. more »»

Blow whistle on race-baiting soccer players

October 28, 2014 In recent years, “Say no to racism” signs have flashed electronically on the sidelines of soccer games in England’s Premier League and other European leagues — a reminder to those on the field and i... more »»

A crisis of crises for Pennsylvania

October 27, 2014 Pennsylvania is a state dealing with multiple crises. It faces a crisis in education, to be sure. more »»

Porn emailgate will likely raise more from Kane

October 26, 2014 It’s too early to predict when the fallout will end from Pennsylvania’s state government pornographic email scandal. It shouldn’t come on Nov. 5, the day after the gubernatorial election. more »»

Frat’s stigma ongoing

October 24, 2014 More than seven months after a member of a Penn State Altoona fraternity committed suicide, puzzlement, confusion and a desire for more information about the root causes of the tragic incident still... more »»

Mistakes were made with Ebola

October 22, 2014 U.S. officials have proven effective tactics to battle infectious diseases. But the devil is in the details — and the devil now is Ebol. more »»

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