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Proud that museum, children center thrives

November 25, 2013 I would like to applaud the viable Quaint Corner Children’s Museum and Discovery Center in Altoona headed by Peggy Fields and Richard Flarend. more »»

Congress should vote no on trade agreement

November 23, 2013 When our elected members of Congress are asked to vote to give President Obama the authority to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement, I hope that they vote no. more »»

Message on pension crisis misunderstood

November 22, 2013 In my role as state representative, I went before the public and the Altoona Area School Board’s committee of the whole on Oct. 7. more »»

Obama, Casey contribute to ‘fiscal death spiral’

November 21, 2013 As he lobbied congressional colleagues and the federal Department of Health and Human Services to increase federal revenues for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Sen. more »»

Sen. Toomey’s business approach sensible

November 21, 2013 I was pleased to read of the opening of three new small businesses in Huntingdon in your recent story, “New Businesses Open,” on Nov. 1. The piece reminded me of how much Sen. more »»

Pennsylvania’s farmers need solution to ‘broken’ immigration system

November 20, 2013 As a youngster, we were taught that “many hands make light work. more »»

Power of buck rules, and it’s got to change

November 19, 2013 Regardless of whether a Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, or whatever any other label you may choose to brand your political idea or philosophy, until we change the way we hold... more »»

Cruz an insult to vets

November 19, 2013 I watched Senator Cruz try to humiliate and belittle Vietnam vet Chuck Hagel at the Senate Confirmation Hearings for Secretary of Defense. more »»

Story misleading;?Obamacare misguided

November 18, 2013 I am disappointed in the Altoona Mirror for that lame one-sided excuse for a news story entitled, “SEIU goes to bat for ACA.” Your story makes Cong. more »»

Fight pancreatic cancer

November 15, 2013 It is unacceptable that there is a cancer for which the relative five-year survival rate is still in the single digits at just six percent, particularly when you consider that the overall five-year... more »»

Cost and consequences

November 15, 2013 In a recent Mirror article pertaining to Act 47 and public sector pensions, firefighter union president Bryson Peterman is quoted from an email that, “Defined contribution plans come with a much... more »»

Make Keith field a park

November 15, 2013 Since shortly after the sale of Keith Junior High School, I have been pleading to have the school athletic complex turned into a park for the citizens to have a beautiful location to take their... more »»

DC doesn’t treat military with respect

November 14, 2013 This addresses the veterans of the past and the present: You are serving an ungrateful Washington. more »»

Privatizing state liquor a bad business deal

November 13, 2013 The privateer’s opening salvo at the PLCB — “Pennsylvania must join the other 48 states in privatizing this antiquated relic of prohibition …. more »»

System gone awry

November 13, 2013 To our esteemed (cough, cough) politicians and low information voters, let me get this right: We lose a product that we have been paying for and are perfectly happy with to be forced to buy a produc... more »»

Bad example

November 13, 2013 I find it ironic that the SEIU wouldn’t take issue with one of their members smoking during some sort of demonstration for the Affordable Care Act (Altoona Mirror, Nov. 1). more »»

Not ‘We the Congress’

November 12, 2013 I’d like to know why or when President Obama asked everyone on Capitol Hill to read his Obamacare proposal and add or submit a better plan than the one he had to offer to the American people, no one... more »»

Join fight for clean air

November 12, 2013 Too many people are being diagnosed with lung cancer everyday — those who smoke, and those who don’t. It’s heartbreaking. more »»

Editorial ‘pure fiction’

November 11, 2013 After reading the Oct. 29 editorial, “EPA plan has gone too far,” I just had to respond. more »»

Wary of meat industry

November 11, 2013 I am not scared of all the witches, zombies and assorted goblins wandering about on Halloween. What really scares me is the meat industry. more »»

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