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Kindergarten is glorified day care

October 1, 2016 This is in defense of school board member Lois Kaneshiki’s remarks about kindergarten being glorified day care. Let’s take a look at the activities in both that are common. more »»

Whoa, slow down: Amtrak needs staff

October 1, 2016 May I add to the Sept. 18 Amtrak “de-staff” article, handicap assistance to wheelchairing by staff to arriving or departing passengers may make it impossible for passengers. more »»

Kaneshiki stance ‘a heartless blow’

September 30, 2016 Contrary to some people’s opinion, the “no” vote by Hollidaysburg school board member Lois Kaneshiki on a motion for an entry level long-term substitute kindergarten teacher was not given in order t... more »»

Voting preference: Change politicians

September 30, 2016 Vote, whatever you do, vote. Our founders made sure that the only way we can lose our freedoms is by taking them for granted. more »»

Too rich, too old

September 30, 2016 How many Americans realize Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are old? Clinton is 68, and Trump is 70. Both are rich, both are old, and both are out of touch with middle and low-income Americans. more »»

Favor intellect over emotion

September 30, 2016 As American citizens, we have the privilege and responsibility of casting a vote for the leader of the free world in this upcoming November electio. more »»

Halvorson is preferred choice

September 30, 2016 This election may be our last chance to save America. It is critical that we vote to remove career politicians from Washington. more »»

Kaneshiki must remember her mission

September 29, 2016 The recent news article about the Hollidaysburg Area School District substitute teacher vote failing concerned me for several reasons. more »»

Kaneshiki deserves credit for her stance

September 29, 2016 Lois Kaneshiki has taken a classically conservative stance since assuming her position on the Hollidaysburg Area School Board, and I applaud her for i. more »»

For state liquor system, more work remains

September 29, 2016 Pennsylvania lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf took steps this year to modernize the commonwealth’s liquor system, but work remains. State Re. more »»

Stealing Trump signs immature, won’t work

September 29, 2016 To the individual(s) who stole the Trump presidential signs from the yards of the homes on Sycamore Street, I have only this to say: “Your obvious political party is known for stealing elections; I... more »»

Kaneshiki should ‘get out of the way’

September 28, 2016 “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. more »»

Board member misses vital data

September 28, 2016 The Sept. 15 edition of the Mirror featured an article titled “Substitute teacher vote fails. more »»

Could Calif. lower drug prices for all?

September 28, 2016 California may soon drive a hole through Washington’s tolerance for — and protection of — price gouging on drugs. more »»

Debates take time to digest

September 28, 2016 Eight takeaways from Monday night’s debate: - Don’t put any stock in quickie post-debate polls. more »»

Teachers are most important resources

September 27, 2016 I taught university mathematics for more than four decades. Some of my most memorable classes involved teaching elementary education students. more »»

Downtown cruise made possible by cooperation

September 27, 2016 On Sept. 2, with the cooperation of the City of Altoona, the Blair County Antique Auto Club had the 10th annual Downtown Cruise. more »»

County seeking funds for repairs

September 26, 2016 The Blair County Courthouse restoration project is a monumental multi-year repair and improvement project to address numerous inter-related exterior and interior problem. more »»

Kaepernick’s actions correct, patriotic

September 26, 2016 On Aug. 29, Colin Kaepernick decided not to stand up for the playing of our national anthem. This was a very bold move, and although it is heavily criticized, Kaepernick has every right to do so. more »»

Third-party candidates deserve fair chance

September 26, 2016 We’re bountifully bamboozled by Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, “news” squawkers from cable, network and print, and maddening malfeasance by the RNC and DNC. more »»

 
 
 

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