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State still not right about its booze sales

June 21, 2016 An episode of Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” telling the tale of alcohol sales in Pennsylvania could be pretty amusing. more »»

Bishop, diocese need to resolve latest concerns

June 19, 2016 While the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese should not resort to poorly thought-out, knee-jerk reactions regarding concerns brought to its attention, there are significant matters — such as current... more »»

Jimmy Carter’s last mission: attacking racism

June 18, 2016 Former President Jimmy Carter has made it his mission — probably his last great mission — to close the chasm between the races in his own beloved Baptist church. more »»

Let’s monitor Internet use of suspicious

June 16, 2016 Millions of Americans suffer from mental illness of one sort or another. Yet very few of them commit acts of extreme violence. more »»

At Reade, chance for fresh start

June 15, 2016 Most customers of the Reade Township Municipal Authority in Cambria County welcomed the news that a just-completed full forensic audit didn’t uncover unlawful activity. more »»

We must improve security

June 14, 2016 Just a small snapshot of mass shootings in the United States over the past nine years reveals the horror and sorrow that have been thrust on families in this country and the nation as a whole — a... more »»

‘I’m your American flag’

June 14, 2016 I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often I’m honored. I’m your American flag. more »»

Valedictorian’s message a call for evaluation

June 12, 2016 It’s too soon to speculate what Kerri Little’s ultimate impact on the Bellwood-Antis School District might be, stemming from her decisions not to present the valedictorian speech at her school’s... more »»

Protecting Fallujah important

June 9, 2016 Islamic State terrorists being pushed out of the critical Iraqi city of Fallujah have slowed the advance of Iraqi troops with a very effective tactic — use of human shield. more »»

Can Antis fire company be saved?

June 8, 2016 For municipalities of northern Blair County, perhaps there’s a gold lining lurking somewhere amid the current troubles of the Tipton-Antis Fire Company. Hopefully, that will materialize. more »»

Patton deserves answers

June 6, 2016 The Patton water issue took on an extremely disturbing new dimension last week that water customers should regard as anything but insignificant. more »»

School funding issue anything but ‘harmless’

June 5, 2016 The only way Pennsylvania’s troubling school-funding issue is going to be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction is for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow to dump unlimited riches on school systems... more »»

Parenting, police and gorilla in the room

June 5, 2016 Only bad parents lose track of their kids. Only the negligent, the unqualified, the suspect arrive at the emergency room — or funeral home — with toddlers in tow. more »»

Dialogue in Patton important

June 2, 2016 Patton-area residents can imagine the horror of residents of Butler County’s Petroleum Valley about a decade ago when they learned they had been drinking contaminated water apparently for many years... more »»

A different recovery road is necessary

June 1, 2016 For two years, Naloxone, known by the trade name Narcan, has been in the spotlight for its ability to save opioid overdose victims’ lives. more »»

A holiday to reflect patriotism

May 30, 2016 It’s impossible to fathom the full range of great things that could have been accomplished on the home front if those who gave their lives in defense of this country would have had the opportunity t... more »»

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 »»

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