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‘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 »»

Protection of corporate criminals must stop

September 23, 2015 With the announcement of new rules that make prosecuting individuals in a company easier, the Justice Department is helping to prevent a problem that has plagued investigations for years. more »»

Legislative priorities don’t include us

September 23, 2015 I don’t understand why politicians controlling the Legislature are ignoring u. more »»

Hillary ‘most qualified’

September 23, 2015 Hillary, you go, girl. All this hype over her email accounts, personal or otherwise, is almost laughable. The other candidates know she is the most qualified candidate. more »»

Don’t forget East Juniata

September 22, 2015 Why does it seem like every road in Altoona has been paved and repaved, but every road in East Juniata needs paved? The road in front of my house was so bad the city just closed it off. more »»

Education’s high cost must be addressed

September 22, 2015 Republican lawmakers should contemplate more collectively, rather than individually, when considering President Obama’s plan to provide a free community college education to students who are eligible. more »»

Gaysport residents on ‘wrong side of tracks’

September 21, 2015 I lived in Philadelphia, Miss., in 1976-77. Philadelphia is divided by railroad tracks. The whites lived then, and still do, on one side of the tracks, while the blacks live on the other. more »»

‘Nuclear Contract’ puts US at risk

September 19, 2015 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recently announced that Iran is testing its nuclear bomb trigger at one of their military sites. more »»

Kentucky clerk a bad example

September 19, 2015 In America, I’ve been hearing a lot about the sanctity of marriage. However, 50 percent of marriages end in divorce and 30 to 60 percent of individuals cheat on their spouses. more »»

Facts must replace sentimentality

September 18, 2015 Do you really think Bishop Mark L. Bartchak wants to close two Catholic elementary schools in Altoona? No, he doesn’t want to close them; they have to close because it is the only option. more »»

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