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‘Paycheck protection’ should be condemned

February 21, 2014 Another attack on workers’ rights is brewing in Harrisburg. This time it’s in the guise of a so-called cost-savings measure known as “paycheck protection. more »»

Weather forecasting more wrong than right

February 21, 2014 2013-14 has been a terrible winter. When we have bad winters, we depend on the weatherman a lot. Kids’ care, schools and work are all affected by the weatherman’s forecast. more »»

Make your voice heard: Eliminate property tax

February 20, 2014 Before it becomes history, it is news. Once printed, newspapers become a public record and can be used in a court of law. more »»

Republican mentality against organized labor

February 19, 2014 Down south there is a Volkswagen assembly plant, and the management there is working with its employees to start a union to represent its workers. more »»

Police action admirable

February 18, 2014 Have you ever thought to yourself “Where are the police when you need them?” Well, in this case, they were right where they were neede. more »»

In support of unions

February 18, 2014 If it wasn’t for our unions in this great country, our working conditions would be comparative to those in China, Indonesia, Mexico and so forth. more »»

‘We shall overcome’

February 18, 2014 A eulogy to Peter Seeger: “We shall overcome” Today is the day to overcome. more »»

Suspected student no reflection of PSU

February 17, 2014 Penn State University’s name shouldn’t be in jeopardy due to the unlawful acts of a Penn State student. more »»

CVS?takes lead in fight to stop smoking

February 17, 2014 About two weeks ago, the Mirror reported that smoking not only causes emphysema and cancer of the lungs, but added cancer of the liver, colon and rectum plus diabetes mellitus Type 2, rheumatoid... more »»

Walking to school risky in winter weather

February 17, 2014 I cannot understand why the Altoona Area School District is open when children have to walk through the snow and ice, and some have to walk up slippery hills and stairs. more »»

Drug war an uphill fight

February 15, 2014 I am a clinical psychotherapist and faculty member at Mount Aloysius College in the psychology and community counseling department. more »»

Drugs saved catastrophe

February 15, 2014 Originally, Vladislav Miftakhov was only under investigation for growing and selling marijuan. more »»

Fear may be factor

February 15, 2014 Some are questioning on why Vladislav Miftakhov’s roommates didn’t speak up when they found out about the bombs in the first place. more »»

Provision in Farm Bill undermines EPA safety

February 14, 2014 The federal Farm Bill recently signed into law by President Obama contains a provision that overrides a ruling by the EPA to phase out the toxic fumigant sulfuryl fluoride because it leaves unsafe... more »»

Suspected bomber case blown out of proportion

February 14, 2014 I believe that the recent news about the Penn State Altoona student who is suspected of making two small bombs has been taken way out of context and has been exaggerate. more »»

‘People make mistakes’

February 14, 2014 Reading the Altoona Mirror article, “Roommate: Bomb suspect a crazy kid,” I noticed that this article can be taken in a new direction. more »»

UPMC ‘dissing’ nurses

February 14, 2014 For weeks now, we have seen ads regarding UPMC taking over Altoona Regional Hospital. Well, in a blink of an eye, UPMC had its name everywhere and on the buildings. more »»

Judge disputes Mirror reporting

February 13, 2014 This is in response to your editorial dated Jan. 30, in which the Mirror criticized a statement made by me at the Prison Board meeting held Jan. 16. more »»

In support of RNs

February 13, 2014 As I read every post and article regarding the RN strike at UPMC Altoona, it saddens and angers me. more »»

Suspect belongs in jail

February 13, 2014 The Mirror published a news article about Vladislav Miftakhov, 18, being arrested after officers found marijuana and a suitcase of bombing content. more »»

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