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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 »»

State lax on highway protection

July 27, 2015 In a May 22 editorial, the Mirror argued against a five-year pilot program for use of cameras in highway work zones to deter speeding. more »»

License stickers beneficial

July 24, 2015 The Pennsylvania House of Representatives was right in voting last month to reverse the planned phase-out of vehicle license plate stickers. The state Senate should do the same. more »»

Maintain emphasis on defense

July 23, 2015 “I believe that where we are now is about as low as we can go,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters in May, during a discussion of that service branch’s staffing level. more »»

Put away drug lord forever

July 21, 2015 Most residents of central Pennsylvania might not have paid much attention to the news from Mexico about the July 11 escape of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from a maximum-security prison. more »»

IRS fails taxpayers on service

July 20, 2015 Taxpayers were not given good service by the government tax agency this year, officials admit. Advocates for the Internal Revenue Service blame — you guessed it — budget cuts. more »»

Give locals voice on Cresson land

July 19, 2015 The former State Correctional Institution at Cresson continues to be enveloped in uncertainty and dogged by rumors. more »»

Enforce existing gun laws

July 16, 2015 Gun control advocates — many of whom really wish they could outlaw any ownership of firearms by individuals — constantly claim new limits are needed to save lives. more »»

Review housing ordinance

July 15, 2015 Whether or not Altoona City Council revisits the city’s student housing ordinance, it’s a good time for officials of the city and Penn State Altoona campus to have a frank discussion about that issue. more »»

Delay in revealing hacking wrong

July 14, 2015 A company that kept information about a massive theft of personal information from its customers secret would be raked over the coals mercilessly by federal officials. more »»

Budget stalemate hurts PA

July 12, 2015 Twelve days into Pennsylvania’s new fiscal year, the prospects of having an approved 2015-16 state budget in place anytime soon appear no closer than when Gov. more »»

Woman on money overdue

July 8, 2015 Who will she be? What great woman’s face will be seen regularly by virtually every American in the future — every time they reach into their wallets and purses and pull out a $10 bill? Treasury... more »»

Policies embolden Taliban

July 7, 2015 As we and other critics of President Barack Obama’s get-out-at-any-price policy in Afghanistan warned, it has emboldened Taliban extremists. more »»

Stretching Right-to-Know law

July 6, 2015 When Pennsylvania updated its Right-to-Know Act in 2008, it replaced a version written back in the 1950s which was considered to be one of the worst in the nation. more »»

Shuster’s vision for air traffic includes bumps

July 5, 2015 With reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration set to come up before Congress later this year, Re. more »»

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