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Lawmakers must decide on nurse oversight

April 26, 2015 Both sides in the issue of nurse practitioner autonomy make good points. Currently Pennsylvania prohibits nurse practitioners from operating independentl. more »»

FBI lab results hair raising

April 24, 2015 Fairness and impartiality are at the foundation of the American concept of justice. It has been eroded to an alarming extent. more »»

Continue city fight on blight

April 23, 2015 Those who read Sunday’s Mirror article “Consultant: Money neutralizes blight” were no doubt happy to learn that the efforts directed at problem properties will remain in high gear in 2015. more »»

Don’t tax us with rail service

April 23, 2015 A recent Mirror editorial (Sunday, April 19) criticized me for a “knee-jerk” rejection of a proposal put before City Council to increase the number of Amtrak trains connected to Altoon. more »»

Examining death as taxable event

April 23, 2015 Prepare for the rise of the landed nobility. Democracy as we’ve known it was nice while it lasted, but House Republicans have signaled the beginning of its end with a vote to repeal the estate tax. more »»

Don’t hurry to eliminate property tax

April 20, 2015 The two hours spent by the Pennsylvania House Finance Committee last Tuesday regarding the issue of property tax relief accomplished little. more »»

Additional Amtrak trips worth thought

April 19, 2015 Altoona City Council is right in not acting hastily on a request to endorse adding two daily round-trip Amtrak trains through Altoona. more »»

Curtain rises on Curve

April 16, 2015 The region’s crown jewel opens its gates again tonight as the Altoona Curve embark on their 17th season with the 2015 home opener. more »»

Too often, data on charter schools mixed, confusing

April 15, 2015 Taken at face value, two recent developments on the charter-school front — at the national and state level — might be considered positive ammunition for those championing alternatives to traditional... more »»

Minority program off course

April 14, 2015 The loan program of the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority is a once-optimistic initiative that has gone awry. more »»

Gun incident at Cathedral most troubling

April 12, 2015 Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese Bishop Mark L. more »»

For Ross, not good sign(age)

April 11, 2015 Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross deserves a thumbs-down regarding the placement of a re-election campaign sign in the window of her office at 1414 Fourth St. more »»

Skatepark proximity, study vital

April 8, 2015 Sunday’s Mirror provided a comprehensive look at Altoona’s skateboarding issue plus possible remedies for what some residents, downtown workers and others consider to be a problem. more »»

Easter brings time of hope, assurance

April 5, 2015 It’s Easter. Today, Christians will attend church in praise of God and his victory over death through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. more »»

Crash adds to study’s uncertainty

April 2, 2015 It’s too early to predict how much last week’s Germanwings Flight 9525 tragedy will impact a new U.S. government-private industry study announced in Decembe. more »»

Good sign at Norfolk Southern

March 31, 2015 Norfolk Southern’s decision to switch to natural gas at Altoona’s Juniata Locomotive Shop isn’t good news for coal, which has powered the huge facility for 125 years. more »»

Spraying hope for new park

March 27, 2015 We’re looking forward to the opening of the water spray park in Juniata. It’s scheduled for Saturday, May 23, the day after a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the site of the former Juniata Memorial Pool. more »»

Reckless spending must stop

March 26, 2015 Republicans in Congress are being criticized by liberals for a budget proposal that makes relatively modest cuts in federal spending. more »»

Legislation vs. porn a stretch

March 25, 2015 It’s tough to fault the good intention of state Rep. more »»

Pennsylvania should embrace online voting registration

March 22, 2015 Just because other states are doing something, Pennsylvania shouldn’t necessarily “jump in line” behind them. more »»

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