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Sweeping generalizations on morality are misguided

November 18, 2015 After reading a recent letter, “Republicans should take a glance in the mirror,” (Oct. 29), as a Catholic and a Republican, I decided to do just that. more »»

Writer should have spent night at mansion

November 18, 2015 We enjoyed reading the recent article about reporter Cory Dobrowolsky reportedly spending the night in Baker Mansion up to the point where he left at 1 a.m. more »»

Story, tree planting worthwhile education

November 18, 2015 The “Students plant trees” article from the Nov. 5 edition is an example of education done right. The lesson showed where local flooding happened in our neighborhood. more »»

Accusations were disservice

November 17, 2015 There was a scheduled meeting of the Hollidaysurg Planning Commission a few weeks ago that had to be canceled for the lack of a quorum. more »»

Cost of drugs is out of hand

November 16, 2015 I am most definitely proud to be American, but somehow our country also owns the honor of paying the highest costs for drugs in the world, even compared to other wealthy nations such as Canada,... more »»

Cutting sentences sends bad message

November 14, 2015 In the news the past month we have learned about that person living in the White House and other federal officials reducing jail sentences of convicted criminals because they believe that as many as... more »»

Gov’t puts control over our safety

November 13, 2015 The story in the Mirror (Oct. more »»

Huntingdon House victim of Wolf posture

November 12, 2015 I am writing in response to the closing of Huntingdon House due to the continuing state budget impasse and the unwillingness of the governor to walk away from his broad-based tax increase proposa. more »»

Local school district has itself to blame

November 12, 2015 I am writing in response to a recent news report stating there is a study on why there is such a truancy problem in Blair County schools. more »»

Senior citizens feel ‘double-crossed enough’

November 12, 2015 I have never seen it fail — just let someone say they are going to give us senior citizens property tax relief and, all of a sudden, the pension fund is short once again. more »»

Van Zandt Center proud of its service to vets

November 11, 2015 Van Zandt Center proud of its service to vets This Veterans Day, we salute and honor those men and women who have served in the United States armed forces. more »»

Commissioners lacking compassion on Valley View

November 10, 2015 The comments about the sale of Valley View are sickening. After reading the Altoona Mirror recently, I was so upset by the callousness of the comments from Diane Meling and Terry Tomassetti. more »»

Legislation vital to aid veterans

November 9, 2015 Military veterans receive some of the best medical training and experience available when serving our country. more »»

Nurse reacted well in VA gun case

November 7, 2015 In the recent story “Officer with gun at VA Medical Center” (Oct. 24), the nurse was right to ask Stephen Hower to leave since he was carrying a gun. more »»

Logan Twp. sends mixed messages

November 7, 2015 I agree with the recent comments concerning the Logan Township Police Department sending an armored car to football games seems like a complete waste of money. more »»

Logan police vehicle is an invaluable asset

November 6, 2015 I want to respond to William Barger’s letter in Altoona Mirror’s Oct. 26 edition, regarding the specialized police vehicle owned by the Logan Township Police Department. more »»

Decision on inspections has ripple effect

November 5, 2015 The City of Altoona hits a new low: The Food Inspection Department at City Hall has ceased. more »»

Second Amendment fathers started mayhem

November 5, 2015 Patrick Henry and Alexander Hamilton, Second Amendment signers, never realized in the late 18th century the tragedy and mayhem it would cause over 200 years later. more »»

Barron, PSU board continue to hide

November 4, 2015 Penn State President Eric Barron recently lamented (in an interview in StateCollege) — once again — about Penn Staters “obsession” with the Freeh Fil. more »»

Property tax proposal needs more clarification

November 3, 2015 There’s a bit of implied misinformation that I notice every time I read a story about a proposal to shift some of our tax burden away from property owner. more »»

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