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Special disinterest

February 21, 2015 All of the people elected to Harrisburg or Washington from this area are tools of special interest groups with their big money backer. more »»

Shuster wrong for war stance

February 20, 2015 Off to war again? Hi, ho, hi, ho, it’s off to war we go. (Sung to the tune by Disney’s seven dwarfs.) That was what came to mind after I saw U.S. Rep. more »»

Shuster did not error

February 19, 2015 The letters to the editor by Joe Wiedemer and Lenny Metz about the increase in the gas tax aren’t relevant to Rep. Bill Shuster’s comment that “there were no plans for a gas tax hike. more »»

Practice safety during whiteouts

February 19, 2015 During a snow whiteout in the state of Michigan on Friday, Jan. 9, 193 vehicles crashed into one another. This included cars and trucks, with one fatality reported. more »»

Keeping taxes down important to seniors

February 18, 2015 Since I was accused in a recent letter to the editor of not caring about children (“School board hurting Hollidaysburg’s future,” Feb. more »»

Surrendering to the Joneses

February 18, 2015 A new report on consumer spending shows that consumers are not spending. more »»

Proud to carry name of local Navy casualty

February 17, 2015 On Feb. 18, 1942 — 73 years ago tomorrow — three U.S. ships left the coast of Portland, Maine, bound for Argentina, Newfoundland. The weather was bad, and the seas were very high when they left port. more »»

Manslaughter in order

February 14, 2015 I am highly upset that two brothers in a drunk canoe accident that killed one of their fiances are not getting a manslaughter charg. more »»

Kane targeted unfairly

February 14, 2015 This is my response to Michael Straw’s letter (“Obama has bettered his life, not ours”) printed Jan. 15: I hope Attorney General Kathleen Kane keeps her job and fights against these charges. more »»

Mayoral field thin

February 14, 2015 Where is the plethora of quality, capable mayoral candidates promised to us by way of the recently passed Home Rule Charter? Heather Eckels Former Government Study Commission Member Altoona... more »»

BG shows vision in snow

February 13, 2015 Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School has recently implemented the use of technology during times of inclement weather to continue the students’ learning at home. more »»

Pennsylvanians being shortchanged

February 12, 2015 In 2013, the majority of our elected legislators in Harrisburg legislated, passed and enacted a law for a three-year plan that ends in 2017 that raised the gas tax about 10 cents each year, the... more »»

Altoona must consider all of its students

February 11, 2015 I’d like to commend the Altoona Area School District’s constant efforts to improve the quality of education in our area. more »»

Shuster speaks with forked tongue

February 11, 2015 A letter to the editor by Joe Wiedemer said that Bill Shuster stated that “There were no plans for a gas tax hike,” and he was going to put a bill in to cover cost of fixing roads and bridges. more »»

Murder suspects should face death

February 10, 2015 I read the recent story about the killing of a young girl, Stephanie Waters of Roaring Spring. more »»

Doctor left legacy as ‘gentleman, scholar’

February 10, 2015 I was saddened to learn of the passing of my friend and colleague, Dr. Frank Sangiorgio. When I moved to this area 20 years ago, Sangiorgio was immediately welcoming and helpful. more »»

Gov’t officials need same rules

February 9, 2015 While Washington burned, President Barack Obama was golfing. After reading the Ja. more »»

Bad experience at county’s airport

February 9, 2015 Travelers in and out of the Altoona-Blair County Airport should be made aware of the dreadful organization there. Our group of six had a horrible experience recentl. more »»

School board hurting Hollidaysburg’s future

February 7, 2015 Remember these names: Aaron Ritchey, Troy Keefer, Darlee Sill, Brady Leahey, Ron Yoder, Drew Swope, Patrick McClain and Stephanie Wertz. more »»

Partnership working

February 6, 2015 The night before Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve are two of the most popular drinking nights of the yea. more »»

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