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Pacifico improving city

October 7, 2015 I no longer live in Altoona but someday plan on returning — hopefully to a city better than it was when I move. more »»

Wolf’s proposed budget an ‘economic disaster’

October 7, 2015 The Morrison Cove Blair County Republican Club strongly opposes Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. With a total tax increase of $4. more »»

Kindness appreciated

October 6, 2015 Several weeks ago, I was at Save-A-Lot in Altoona. I laid my keys on the back ledge of my vehicle while loading my purchases. more »»

Wolf taxation stand could backfire on PA

October 6, 2015 In response to Gov. more »»

Increased rail options would benefit all of us

October 6, 2015 I have a copy of an Altoona Mirror article from 1974 headlined: “57 passenger trains stopped here in (19)42.” The article reprints the 1942 daily schedule. more »»

County should get tougher on DUIs

October 5, 2015 The Blair County court system appears to encourage DUI incidents. more »»

‘What happened to my hometown?’

October 5, 2015 On Aug. 28, I had the opportunity to come back home to attend my 40th high school reunion. more »»

Diocese should hear message

October 3, 2015 The Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese is biting the hand that feeds it. St. Rose of Lima school families object to making their Pre-K to eighth grade school into a middle school next year. more »»

No way around cost of education

October 3, 2015 If everyone were able to get an associate’s degree for free at a community college like it is being proposed now, it would be the equivalent of a high school diploma. more »»

‘Apparently diocese is financially secure’

October 2, 2015 ‘Apparently diocese is financially secure’ I’m Catholic and my husband is not, yet he goes with me and our three sons to church every week. We are so blesse. more »»

Diocese to blame for consolidation fallout

September 30, 2015 Scrolling through Facebook, I came across, once again, a number of questions concerning the Catholic school closings in the Altoona area. more »»

Under new owners, county home sinking

September 29, 2015 I am sure we are all tired about the Reliant Senior Care takeover of our county home, Valley View. Once again I feel the public needs to see Reliant’s true colors. more »»

Supporting Panepinto

September 29, 2015 Scandal has plagued Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court for years, because political elites endorse candidates based on politics, not merit. more »»

Handling pension system ‘grand theft, larceny’

September 28, 2015 During my working career in the private sector, I benefited from my 401(k), but it was not considered a defined benefit since the principle amount was always in a state of fluctuation based on the... more »»

Save St. Patrick’s for anniversary year

September 26, 2015 I am pleading to Bishop Mark Bartchak, out of respect for the parishioners of St. Patrick’s, to please delay the closing of the school for one year. St. more »»

Diocese’s consolidation leaves dissatisfaction

September 25, 2015 At the June 1 meeting regarding Catholic schools’ consolidation, I asked if Hollidaysburg Catholic School could accommodate the PreK-4 students from St. John’s, St. Patrick’s and S. more »»

Legislators’ salaries should be held

September 25, 2015 Every time the budget comes up to be signed and passed, it “hits a wall,” because those who are supposed to approve it will not sign unless some “special project” of theirs is pushed through. Gov. more »»

Gov’t-run education delivering poor results

September 24, 2015 Education is supposed to be about the improvement and well-being of the next generation. more »»

Numbers can bring gun-law change

September 24, 2015 Families of victims could work together You know how when you trip and fall and no matter how badly you are hurt your first inclination is to jump up and declare that you are OK? You automatically... more »»

Candidates don’t talk about money

September 24, 2015 While there were some great moments in the latest GOP debate, and some terrific individual performances — Carly Fiorina seemed to grab all the buzz in the aftermath — one thing that barely came up... more »»

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