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Privacy rights must be sacred

May 27, 2016 It has been all over the national news for the past month or so, and now it is an issue being introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. more »»

Congrats to local graduates

May 27, 2016 Editor’s note: The Mirror published this editorial on high school graduation a couple of years ago and has been repeating it at the start of graduation season. more »»

Vietnam relations important

May 26, 2016 Considering growing concerns over China’s assertion of territorial claims in the South China Sea, the decision by President Barack Obama to lift this country’s arms embargo against Vietnam makes... more »»

Joke’s on Philly lawyer

May 24, 2016 A front-page article in Thursday’s Mirror provided evidence of why people should feel confident about their safety while at the Blair County Courthouse. more »»

Tax values aimed at fairness

May 20, 2016 Blair County’s “understanding property reassessment” public meetings got underway on Monday with the first of seven such sessions held at Claysburg-Kimmel High School. more »»

Democrats must mend fences also

May 19, 2016 Just a few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton and other Democrat Party leaders were chortling with glee at what they called disarray in the Republican Party. more »»

Examine Narcan closely

May 18, 2016 Naloxone, known by the trade name Narcan, is a key life-saving asset amid the opioid crisis currently gripping this country, including Blair and other counties of the Southern Alleghenies region. more »»

Treatment needs closer monitoring

May 17, 2016 Most members of Congress no doubt comprehend the need for more spending on drug addiction treatment programs. more »»

On too many issues, state doesn’t lead

May 15, 2016 There are fewer than 50 days remaining until the start of Pennsylvania’s 2016-17 fiscal year on July 1, and there’s no word on whether a state budget agreement is possible by that date. more »»

GOP can’t blame IRS for problems Pocono Record

May 14, 2016 Everybody hates the tax man. Well, you’ve got to hate tax cheats even more. more »»

Access meeting schedule

May 12, 2016 Blair County’s long-overdue reassessment adventure is entering a new phase this month in the form of seven public meetings to bring property owners up to date on where the effort stands and what to... more »»

Harrisburg mindset troubling

May 11, 2016 At first glance the idea is appealing: Pass legislation in the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would guarantee funding for schools during any future budget gridlock, as long as there’s money in... more »»

Cresson plans just a start

May 10, 2016 People of eastern Cambria County and most of Blair County might be feeling upbeat that the prolonged uncertainty about the former state correctional institution at Cresson might be coming to an e. more »»

Troubling info opens another wound at PSU

May 8, 2016 Penn State fans were reminded again last week that the scandal that permanently stained the university more than four years ago will never fully be erase. more »»

Numbers say it’s apparently difficult to vote

May 6, 2016 Congratulations. At least to half of you. more »»

Employer deserves disclosure

May 5, 2016 Some employers have very good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don’t want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. more »»

Zombies will take over city

May 4, 2016 Altoona’s zombie experience Aug. 26-27 holds great potential. It’s true that the event is aimed at being a welcoming treat for students flooding to Penn State’s Altoona campus for their fall classe. more »»

Special report(er) is Ray’s legacy

May 1, 2016 Friday might as well have been Phil Ray Day here at the Mirror and at the Blair County Courthouse. more »»

Primary helps set the stage for fall race

May 1, 2016 Now that Pennsylvania’s primary elections have come and gone, it’s time for a respite from the multitude of political signs that have dotted the landscape in recent weeks. more »»

See more than a motorcycle

April 30, 2016 Last week’s news that Pennsylvania motorcycle deaths hit their lowest point last year in more than a decade was nearly as surprising as it is encouraging. more »»

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