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Questions lingering for diocese

March 9, 2016 “What if?” questions continue to hang over the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese’s nearly half-century-long child-sex-abuse scandal revealed last week during Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen... more »»

First lady influence apparent

March 8, 2016 During the first half of the nation’s history, wives of our presidents received little public credit or even notice for their behind-the-scenes involvement in public affairs. more »»

Lift statute of limitations on priests’ abuse

March 6, 2016 For parishioners of the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese, still taken aback by the horrific contents of a grand jury report released Tuesday by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the mos... more »»

Trump showing ignorance

March 4, 2016 No doubt many politicians, both Republican and Democrat, cheered Donald Trump silently for a comment he made last week. more »»

Diocese’s ‘darkest chapter’

March 3, 2016 No news article or editorial is capable of fully expressing the horrors that hundreds of children in the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese endured over more than 40 years at the hands of priests... more »»

For bishop, opposition is mounting

March 1, 2016 It’s the responsibility of Bishop Mark L. Bartchak of the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese to shepherd his diocesan flock. more »»

Schools, services need to pressure Harrisburg Editor’s note: The following editorial was written by

February 28, 2016 The editorial in this space last Sunday criticized the silence in Pennsylvania’s state government amid the unacceptable 2015-16 budget stalemate that’s about to enter its ninth month. more »»

Find beds for mental health

February 27, 2016 Easy access to effective mental health care is a low priority for policymakers until someone with an untreated condition does something tragically newsworthy. more »»

Continuing to ‘Reade’ all about it

February 26, 2016 Like many other rural municipalities, Cambria County’s Reade Township doesn’t usually generate much news. more »»

Registration changes beneficial

February 26, 2016 PennDOT is pleased to see Pennsylvania’s positive reception to our announcement that we will stop issuing vehicle registration stickers beginning Jan. 1, 2017. more »»

Tyrone has earned right to buy camp

February 25, 2016 If the Pittsburgh-based Laurel Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts of America no longer wants to operate Camp Anderson in Bald Eagle, it should welcome the Tyrone Camp Anderson Corp. more »»

Gov’t versus Apple: Side with safety

February 24, 2016 Justice Department lawyers insist gaining access to information on a cellphone used by a dead terrorist is a critical matter of national security. But Apple Inc. more »»

THON effort helps define Penn State

February 23, 2016 Penn State University’s annual 46-hour THON dance marathon is an exercise in dedication, determination and endurance on behalf of a great cause. more »»

Be wary of Afghan relations

February 22, 2016 From the beginning of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation years ago, American intelligence and political officials made enormous mistakes. more »»

All’s quiet in Harrisburg — too quiet

February 21, 2016 Harrisburg is abuzz in the wake of embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s announcement on Tuesday that she will not seek re-election. more »»

By his logic, Toomey should stop voting

February 20, 2016 Republican senators have employed a spectacular bit of sophistry to support their assertion that the next president, rather than President Barack Obama, should name a Supreme Court justice to replac... more »»

Social Security policy changing

February 20, 2016 Congress just changed the Social Security benefit rules. On Nov. 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. more »»

Cambria tax increase wise choice

February 18, 2016 Nobody likes tax increases. more »»

Assessment must include leaders’ ears

February 17, 2016 Tax dollars of Blair County residents are paying for the first border-to-border reassessment of county properties since 195. more »»

C-K duo deserves recognition

February 16, 2016 It’s exciting that two Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School students have brought national recognition to Blair County on the war-against-drugs front. more »»

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