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Ethnic strife over top

March 22, 2014 I recently noted that an appeals court upheld a California school ban on American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday, because those who wore the patriotic shirts were harassed and... more »»

It’s too easy to get guns in central PA

March 20, 2014 I’ve heard of many incidents where a student brings a weapon onto school grounds and they get into trouble, but I never realized how easy it is for a teenager to get a gun (Mirror, Jan. more »»

Science lesson

March 20, 2014 For years now, scientists have been trying to find the elusive “dark matter,” which they claim comprises over 90 percent of the universe. more »»

Numbers don’t add up

March 20, 2014 Rep. Bill Shuster says he has voted to save $10 trillion in wasteful spending. more »»

Property taxes unfair burden on homeowners

March 20, 2014 Before the Blair County commissioners are fully committed to reassessment, could we consider another alternative? And possibly save the taxpayers $3 million? Why don’t we go to an income tax instead... more »»

Unity of labor force ‘wakening sleeping giant’

March 18, 2014 This letter is being written in response to a guest editorial submitted by Marty Marasco of ABCD Corp. and Joe Hurd of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce. more »»

Hoping culprits are nabbed

March 18, 2014 I appreciated the Mirror’s front-page article (March 13) making the public aware of the attack on the ducks at Spring Dam in Roaring Sprin. more »»

Corbett, GOP should leave pensions alone

March 18, 2014 Gov. Corbett and the Republican legislators continue to bully teachers and the public-sector employees. This time they are proposing changes to the public employees’ pension systems. more »»

Big oil power overflowing

March 17, 2014 The people of Philadelphia are correct in their opposition to the XL Oil pipeline proposed to cut America in half to transport Canadian crude oil and also the Russian proposal to have an oil pipelin... more »»

No limit to needs of poor

March 17, 2014 Stan Brock is a philanthropist who found a need for medical care in remote areas of the world, mostly South America and Africa. In 1985, he started a nonprofit organization called Remote Area Medical. more »»

Killing food supply

March 15, 2014 It’s come to my attention for those of us out here in the know, for those of us who perhaps have a slightly scientific bent to them and that have a little bit of knowledge about GMOs. more »»

Ban private contributions to political candidates

March 14, 2014 There is a revolution occurring in New Hampshire that should ignite a following throughout the land. more »»

‘Taxpayers responsible for returns they sign’

March 14, 2014 In recent weeks, the U.S. more »»

Commitment to troops lacking

March 13, 2014 Under a new $8.1 billion program, Afghan farmers are now feeding U.S. troops. That’s right, the farmers are supplying locally grown fruits and vegetables to all dining facilities on U.S. more »»

Gesture appreciated during busy lunch hour

March 12, 2014 Last month at my beauty parlor, it was the usual hectic wait at lunch hour. One lady was told it would be about an hour wait, as we are all walk-ins. more »»

UPMC missing boat on USVEI deal

March 11, 2014 UPMC is batting 0-for-2 in Altoona. First, UPMC attempts to bully the nurses at its newly acquired Altoona Regional Hospita. more »»

Courageous effort

March 11, 2014 Kudos to Phoenix Fire Company of Hollidaysburg and our neighboring firefighters for their rapid response to the fierce blaze in downtown Hollidaysburg on a frigid, windy Feb. 27 morning. more »»

Butts, USVEI project deserved an extension

March 10, 2014 I just finished reading the article regarding Bon Secours being back on the market, and I am having a hard time understanding why another extension was not given to Dennis Butts and USVEI. more »»

Volunteer firefighters are a community blessing

March 10, 2014 Although the huge fire in Hollidaysburg a week ago did not affect me personally, all of my appreciation in the world wouldn’t be enough for the firefighters who fought that fire. more »»

 
 

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