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Close pension loophole

September 13, 2013 It’s a small matter in the state’s $49-billion unfunded pension issue, but one that deserves attention when lawmakers return to Harrisburg later this month. more »»

Concerns greeting anniversary

September 11, 2013 Updated (6:30 p.m. Wednesday): After this editorial was printed, Rep. Bill Shuster announced Tuesday night, he does not support using U.S. military force to attack Syria. more »»

Hess was ‘at home’ in district

September 10, 2013 Almost up until his death on Friday from complications related to surgery, state Rep. more »»

Forest burning commended

September 9, 2013 The Pennsylvania Game Commission is initiating a prescribed burn program on state game lands in Logan Township that will likely generate concern when smoke starts rising. more »»

40 years ago, city vision was not ‘stationary’

September 8, 2013 Back in the late 1960s, when redevelopment was kicking into high gear in Altoona, few city residents exuded optimism over what windows to progress the massive demolition might bring. more »»

Home rule in need of provisions

September 6, 2013 Home rule could be the godsend Altoona is seeking to enable the city to emerge from the state’s Act 47 fiscally distressed status, or it might not b. more »»

Don’t let verdict ring hollow

September 4, 2013 Courts across the state contain many files of people who have been convicted of driving while intoxicated — not just once, but three, four or even five times. more »»

On Labor Day, mixed emotions

September 2, 2013 Regardless of whatever else they might do in connection with the observance of Labor Day, central Pennsylvania residents should take a few moments to ponder developments on the jobs front and to... more »»

County brass needs to work OT to fix budget

September 1, 2013 Blair County taxpayers are paying a significant price because of a bad provision in the contract governing corrections officers at the county prison authorizing six call-off days without discipline. more »»

Football brings renewal

August 30, 2013 The dawning of another high school football season brings a special time of the year. more »»

History repeating in Iraq

August 29, 2013 Forty-six people were killed in Iraq on Sunday, as it becomes clearer and clearer U.S. strategy to pacify that country was a dismal, bloody, expensive failur. more »»

A worthy ‘chairman,’ indeed

August 27, 2013 It’s refreshing to hear about a young person like Katelyn Richards, who took time out this summer from the many activities and distractions of teen life, directing her attention instead to helping a... more »»

Hoping victims can start healing

August 25, 2013 No amount of money can adequately compensate those whose lives were forever damaged by the indignities, and the mental and physical suffering, inflicted upon them by former Penn State assistant... more »»

Prioritize Amtrak’s future

August 24, 2013 Amtrak’s east-west service in Pennsylvania, faced with more bad news in recent days, has some officials, as well as passengers dependent on the service, much more pessimistic about its prospects for... more »»

End delay on Yucca roadblock

August 23, 2013 Among the most serious energy-related challenges facing the United States is what to do with waste generated at nuclear power plants, health care facilities and other users of radioactive materia. more »»

Investing in tech can save

August 21, 2013 While a recent decision by Antis Township to lay out $3,219 for five iPads for its supervisors may have raised a few eyebrows among residents, if the purchases save the taxpayers money down the road... more »»

Bias case vs. Cove troubling

August 20, 2013 The accusations recently levied against the Spring Cove Middle School by a former therapeutic staff worker are very troubling. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. more »»

Nigeria needs aid from US

August 19, 2013 Americans sometimes wonder why Muslim clerics are not more energetic in their criticism of terrorists who claim to be Islamic fundamentalists. more »»

Smaller legislature (still) a good idea

August 18, 2013 The idea of reducing the size — and expense — of our state Legislature has surfaced again. Perhaps this will be the beginning of a momentum leading to that goal. more »»

Smaller legislature (still) a good idea

August 18, 2013 The idea of reducing the size — and expense — of our state Legislature has surfaced again. Perhaps this will be the beginning of a momentum leading to that goal. more »»

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