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Blair Sewer Authority rates ‘too aggressive’

March 1, 2016 After dealing with an internal error by the Blair Township Water and Sewer Authority that it has since apologized for, I have come to the realization how aggressive the township is when it comes to... more »»

‘Hypocritical’ GOP wants only its choice

March 1, 2016 It is the constitutional duty of the president to nominate someone to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. more »»

Sadly, terror has no age limit

February 27, 2016 A monster is a monster if he or she is 17 or 75. Once again, the Supreme Court has proven that they are the most liberal of American. more »»

Halvorson is ‘beacon of light’

February 27, 2016 America has been a beacon of light to the rest of the world for more than two centuries. more »»

Divorce rules would cut infidelity

February 27, 2016 Referring to a letter written by Michael Gennarino (“Financial consideration shouldn’t guide divorce,” Feb. 17), I agree with his statement. Every case should go by the circumstances of the divorc. more »»

Lower gas prices help fuel volunteerism

February 25, 2016 I wish to respond to the letter written by Nicole Kiser of Altoona which appeared in the Feb. 10 edition of the Altoona Mirror. Ms. more »»

Reade residents deserve reduction

February 24, 2016 While the reduction in the base rate for Reade customers may be classified as a “gamble,” so was the decision to raise both the base rate and water usage rate two years ago. more »»

Trust in Halvorson has been all inclusive

February 24, 2016 I have seen Art Halvorson demonstrate commitment, wisdom, honesty and the ability to give guidance to those under his trust: his wife, his children, Coast Guardsmen under his command. more »»

Area needs change; support Pete Starr

February 23, 2016 Neither I nor Professionals Auto Body has ever been involved in politics. more »»

Valentine ‘angel’ makes woman’s day

February 23, 2016 My 86-year-old mother went to the Family Dollar Store on East 25th Avenue during the afternoon of Feb. 11. When going through the check-out line, she could not find her money in her purse. more »»

Beyond frustrated with Legislature

February 22, 2016 I am addressing this letter to the Legislature (both Houses), both sides of the aisle, and our governor. more »»

Sowell makes his point well

February 22, 2016 Award-winning syndicated columnist Tom Sowell’s column on “racial representation” is a must read. more »»

Remembering Lincoln, ‘my favorite president’

February 21, 2016 President Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, on Feb. 12, 1809. He lived in a one-room log cabin in New Salem, Illinois. He lived in poverty throughout his childhood. more »»

Local legislators show arrogance

February 19, 2016 Rep. John McGinnis’s recent characterization of Gov. Tom Wolf and his budget as “insolent” brings to mind another word — arrogant. more »»

Shuster isn’t conservative enough

February 19, 2016 Endorsements are not always what they appear to be. I recently received a political mailing from Rep. Bill Shuster stating that he is supported by Congressman Mark Meadows from North Carolina. more »»

More businesses should offer student discounts

February 18, 2016 More businesses in Altoona should consider giving discounts to Penn State Altoona students with the presence of their student ID because it will boost their sales. more »»

Statistics support raising legal smoking age

February 17, 2016 I agree with the Washington Observer-Reporter’s piece, published in the Mirror, on pushing for the increase of the legal smoking age to 21. more »»

Financial consideration shouldn’t guide divorce

February 17, 2016 I believe it is time for a change to the severely outdated laws regarding divorce and spousal support/alimony pendente lite. more »»

FAIRtax program needs implemented

February 15, 2016 We’ve heard it all before. Most of the presidential candidates promise us, “We’re going to reform taxes.” Some flat-tax enthusiasts even promise us, “I’m going to get rid of the IRS. more »»

Keeping an eye on Obama’s future

February 15, 2016 President Obama has sold out Israel in the past, and especially with the Iranian so-called nuclear deal, and has otherwise ignored Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. more »»

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