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Taken out of context

January 8, 2014 Rev. Robert A. Boyar’s letter (Dec. 12) states that the Bible does specify about gay marriage, then cites Matthew 19:4-6. What Re. more »»

‘Protect speech that you do not agree with’

January 7, 2014 Does the first amendment matter any more today in America? Are we turning into a fascist nation? Today the media is buzzing about the suspension of Phil Robertson and many are celebrating it. more »»

Nursing force at risk

January 7, 2014 On Dec. 19, I attended the candlelight vigil held by Altoona registered nurses. The nurses are negotiating a contract with the new owners, UPMC, and are worried about the futur. more »»

Nurses, not management, suffering burnout

January 6, 2014 I am writing in response to a recent article “UPMC Nurses Rally for Support. more »»

Traffic violation costs on the rise — beware

January 4, 2014 Section 3111 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code is “Obedience to Traffic-Control Devices.” Up until Dec. 31, 2013, the penalty for violating this law was a $25 fine plus costs. more »»

Supporting nurses, ‘praying for fairness’

January 4, 2014 As a pastor in this community and as someone who loves this community, I feel as though it is my responsibility to weigh in on the struggle of the registered nurses at UPMC Altoona. more »»

Poor choice

January 3, 2014 On Dec. 26, the Altoona Mirror, on its front page no less, had an article on prisoners. more »»

‘Thumbs-up not enough’

January 3, 2014 Sometimes blowing our car horn or giving a “thumbs-up” just doesn’t seem to be enough to show our support. more »»

Penelec employees care about families

January 2, 2014 By rejecting a labor contract that amounts to corporate extortion, Penelec’s unionized workers have taken a stand. more »»

Christmas wish

January 2, 2014 My name is Jadie. I am 10 years old, and our Christmas was not the same this year. All I wanted for Christmas was for my dad and his friends to go back to work. more »»

Refreshing change

January 2, 2014 Kudos to whoever came up with the idea to change the Altoona Mirror’s calendar this year. The beautiful pictures were a refreshing change. more »»

‘Go out of your way to make someone’s day’

December 31, 2013 Raised as a Christian by Christians, I realize the importance of the holiday season as a time of coming together, peace on Earth, and malice toward none. more »»

‘Teachers trapped in unchanging system’

December 30, 2013 In the last generation, almost everything about how we communicate information and knowledge has changed. more »»

Support energy alternatives

December 30, 2013 The editorial on Thursday De. more »»

Reassessment after 2015 ‘would be nasty trick’

December 29, 2013 On Sunday, Dec. 8, the Mirror inched closer to endorsing reassessment with an article titled “A long time coming. more »»

Monitor your speed, especially in winter

December 28, 2013 A recent video on the news showed a police cam parked just off a snow and ice-covered road, with several cars and trucks moving by slowly. Suddenly a faster moving SUV appeared into view. more »»

More changes needed

December 27, 2013 Once again, I find myself expressing my opinion concerning the discipline of administration personnel regarding the rape of the young woman at SCI-Rockview and SCI-Benner. more »»

Writer is right

December 27, 2013 I’d like to thank Sharon Cook for her wonderful commentary on “Smile, it’s Christmas.” I have often wondered what happened to civility and politeness. more »»

Corbett has contributed to state budget mess

December 26, 2013 Have you seen the ludicrous ways the Corbett administration is considering balancing the 2014 budget? Even the Mirror has had a few uncomplimentary things to say. more »»

Military deserves better

December 26, 2013 What a shame that we have to take from our military after all they have done for us, losing arms, legs and even minds. more »»

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