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Gov’t versus Apple: Side with safety

February 24, 2016 Justice Department lawyers insist gaining access to information on a cellphone used by a dead terrorist is a critical matter of national security. But Apple Inc. more »»

THON effort helps define Penn State

February 23, 2016 Penn State University’s annual 46-hour THON dance marathon is an exercise in dedication, determination and endurance on behalf of a great cause. more »»

Be wary of Afghan relations

February 22, 2016 From the beginning of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation years ago, American intelligence and political officials made enormous mistakes. more »»

All’s quiet in Harrisburg — too quiet

February 21, 2016 Harrisburg is abuzz in the wake of embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s announcement on Tuesday that she will not seek re-election. more »»

By his logic, Toomey should stop voting

February 20, 2016 Republican senators have employed a spectacular bit of sophistry to support their assertion that the next president, rather than President Barack Obama, should name a Supreme Court justice to replac... more »»

Social Security policy changing

February 20, 2016 Congress just changed the Social Security benefit rules. On Nov. 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. more »»

Cambria tax increase wise choice

February 18, 2016 Nobody likes tax increases. more »»

Assessment must include leaders’ ears

February 17, 2016 Tax dollars of Blair County residents are paying for the first border-to-border reassessment of county properties since 195. more »»

C-K duo deserves recognition

February 16, 2016 It’s exciting that two Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School students have brought national recognition to Blair County on the war-against-drugs front. more »»

Diocese needs compromise

February 16, 2016 Already a tenuous situation, the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese’s drastic attempted restructuring of Catholic education in Blair County may turn volatile this March when a parent-led group... more »»

Amazon, not higher wages, is Walmart foe

February 15, 2016 Income inequality may be an issue in presidential politics, but corporate defenders of the status quo aren’t letting that stop their railing against wage increases. more »»

A special day to celebrate all that is love

February 14, 2016 (Editor’s note: The following editorial was written by former Mirror Staff Writer Amanda Gabeletto in 2013. We liked it so much, we decided to run it again this year.) Love covers a lot of ground. more »»

Cart ahead of horse in Kane case

February 12, 2016 Attorney General Kathleen Kane is both a disgrace and distraction to Pennsylvania, and those who have called for her resignation aren’t necessarily on the “wrong page. more »»

State gov’t miserably fails mission

February 11, 2016 In the wake of Pennsylvania Gov. more »»

Air needs cleared in Antis

February 10, 2016 It’s concerning that the Antis Township supervisors feel the need to examine the workings of the Tipton-Antis Volunteer Fire Compan. more »»

State Legislature shows its gall by taking vacation

February 7, 2016 It will be interesting to watch what direction the Pennsylvania budget process takes after Gov. Tom Wolf presents his 2016-17 budget address on Tuesday. more »»

Accurate voter list without bias

February 5, 2016 Years after Republican state lawmakers lost their ham-handed attempt to restrict access to voting under the guise of fraud prevention, the state government has joined a program that will ensure... more »»

Students overstep bounds

February 4, 2016 The pockets of America’s taxpayers are being picked again, but this time more than the government is to blame. As the Wall Street Journal reported on Jan. more »»

Reade reduction a gamble

February 3, 2016 The Reade Township Municipal Authority took a risky step on Jan. 28 when it voted, 5-2, to reduce its base water rate. The authority’s action will lower the base rate to $27 a month from $35. more »»

Recycling requires education

February 2, 2016 Pennsylvania’s mandatory-recycling law can be likened to the state’s requirement that drivers and front-seat passengers use seat belts. Both measures are difficult to enforce. more »»

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