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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 »»

‘Puppies’ can’t get job done in Harrisburg

October 19, 2014 When campaigning for state legislative offices, candidates promise to go to Harrisburg to make a difference — to lead the way in successfully tackling important issues. more »»

Girl Scout numbers need spike

October 17, 2014 The drop in both youth and adult members in Girl Scouts of the USA is not destined to be a quick, easy fix. Times have changed. more »»

Logan Twp. making right call

October 16, 2014 The Logan Township supervisors have compiled a strong, positive history in working with businesses to help build the Altoona area econom. more »»

No ground broken in debates

October 14, 2014 It’s no surprise that the gubernatorial-campaign debates between Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett and his Democratic challenger, businessman Tom Wolf, didn’t merit banner headline. more »»

Good use of partnerships

October 13, 2014 Public-private partnerships sometimes are overhyped by advocates, who often don’t recognize that some matters properly are the purview of government. more »»

Desecration case brings passion, lessons learned

October 12, 2014 The 14-year-old Everett youth who triggered a firestorm of public opinion in reaction to his simulation of a sex act with a statue of Jesus has learned an important lesson that other young people —... more »»

Supreme Court’s nonruling

October 12, 2014 Three points need to be made about Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court not to decide whether the equal protection clause of the Constitution grants people of the same sex the right to marr. more »»

Ebola and 41 million uninsured

October 12, 2014 With the first diagnosed case of the deadly Ebola virus in the United States located in Dallas, Texans are understandably alarmed. The patient just died. Gov. more »»

Dreaming of eastern corridor

October 10, 2014 From a highways standpoint, Blair County can regard itself as blessed. more »»

Ebola concern spreads

October 9, 2014 In all likelihood, you have never heard of Hendra Virus Disease or Chapare Hemorrhagic Fever. You probably do know about Ebola, however. more »»

Forum offers community perspective

October 7, 2014 Back in the 1950s, downtown business districts such as Altoona’s were flourishing. Malls and strip shopping centers hadn’t yet come over the retail and services horizon. more »»

Porn emails don’t belong in the workplace

October 5, 2014 “You will have 7 years of bad luck if you don’t send this to at least 5 other perverts in 5 minutes!!!” — Warning on adult-oriented email Now we find out how much bad luck comes if you receive such... more »»

Escapee exposes problem

October 3, 2014 It’s hard to criticize Bedford County Jail officials for any lapse of judgment in connection with the escape of inmate Jeremiah Robert Moser Tuesday morning. more »»

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