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It’s not personal; it’s just a fact

December 11, 2013 Elizabeth K. Shade, in her Dec. 3 letter to the editor continues to misinterpret any criticism directed at President Barack Obama as personal. more »»

Be realistic about limited access route

December 10, 2013 Forget limited-access Route 22 expansion. There is further irony in the story of Route 22 in the region, about which the Mirror editorialized on Nov. 1. more »»

Emissions testing not always required

December 10, 2013 I would like to have an answer to this question: Why are residents of Blair County required to have emissions inspections for our vehicles while other counties do not? I was so surprised when I... more »»

Hollidaysburg policy won’t help students

December 9, 2013 I am a member of the Hollidaysburg Area High School class of 2013. During my time at the high school, I was very involved and served as the senior class president from 2012-2013. more »»

Perplexing decision to give probation

December 9, 2013 I cannot believe the article I read in the Altoona Mirror regarding a case right here in Blair County. more »»

Perplexing decision to give probation

December 9, 2013 I cannot believe the article I read in the Altoona Mirror regarding a case right here in Blair County. more »»

Many in legislature’s 2006 class undeserving

December 6, 2013 I believe I witnessed a rare event in the 2006 elections when a voter insurgency occurred as a result of the 2005 payroll grab by the Pennsylvania Legislature. more »»

A shining example of Arkansas philanthropy

December 5, 2013 In Fayetteville, Ark., the small Jewish community used a property that was owned by the University of Arkansas as their house of worship. more »»

Put the employee first

December 4, 2013 I have written a few editorials in the past couple of months but apparently, they just did not suit the Mirror’s taste. I do get on employers and their lack of respect for their employees. more »»

Out-of-state targets?

December 4, 2013 Instead of the Altoona Mirror’s story on Thanksgiving eve of “Bars bracing for busy night,” they should reprint the article from a local paper in Bedford on Nov. 21: “15 defendants charged with DU. more »»

Response appreciated

December 4, 2013 We want to commend and thank the work repair crews of Valley Rural Electric out of the Martinsburg office for their response to the ice storm in the Puzzletown area last Tuesday night (Nov. 26). more »»

Objection to ACA is only about Obama

December 3, 2013 The number of people who constantly condemn the Affordable Care Act, whether they are politicians or ordinary citizens, amazes me. They nay-say everything about it before it has a chance to succee. more »»

Endangered species need more protection

December 2, 2013 On Nov. 13, Pennsylvania made yet another very poor decision, this time in its Game and Fisheries Committee. more »»

Obamacare putting our freedom in danger

November 30, 2013 Obamacare was introduced with deceit by the president, as he pretended not to know that millions would lose their present insurance coverage. more »»

Children?are collective responsibility

November 29, 2013 Each day, public school teachers and support staff employees see firsthand how societal inequalities are impacting their students. more »»

PA can’t afford rise in gasoline prices

November 29, 2013 I would like to express my views on the proposed increases to consumers in order to cover expenses in the transportation budget. more »»

Skate park needed

November 29, 2013 My teenage son recently lamented that the Altoona area has no skate park. Skate boarders and scooters can be seen on our city streets in ever-increasing numbers. more »»

Heartwarming event

November 27, 2013 I just returned (still teary-eyed) from the “Beautiful You” pageant held in the Altoona Area Junior High School auditorium on Nov. 16. more »»

‘Awesome collaboration’

November 27, 2013 The arts are alive in the Hollidaysburg Area School Distric. more »»

Expand route for Christmas parade

November 26, 2013 After years of attending parades in downtown Altoona, I want to go on record and say what a disappointment the Christmas parade has been in the past and will continue to be this year. more »»

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