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Politicians turn backs on older population

October 25, 2015 The decision on whether Social Security recipients should get a cost-of-living increase should be based on reality, rather than data that don’t provide a true measure of retirees’ and disabled... more »»

‘That’s why I love this place I call home’

October 25, 2015 I am writing this with the hope that one of your readers might help me to answer some questions. I’m 76 years old, and I thought I had a pretty good grasp of the important things in life. more »»

Don’t expand gambling for gov’t

October 24, 2015 That Republicans in the Pennsylvania General Assembly are now talking about a general expansion of gambling to draw more revenue to the state budget — despite a structural deficit of a couple of... more »»

Don’t rush Sankertown proposal

October 23, 2015 Police service would be beefed up in the eastern Cambria County borough of Sankertown under a proposed agreement with neighboring Cresson Boroug. more »»

Pulling troops good start

October 22, 2015 President Barack Obama may have begun doing the right thing in Afghanistan — but time will tell whether he will follow through. more »»

High court candidates avoid fight

October 21, 2015 It’s safe to say most Pennsylvania residents wouldn’t turn off their favorite TV show to watch a candidates debate for Pennsylvania Supreme Court seats. more »»

Safety initiative important

October 19, 2015 Operation Safe Stop, which will be conducted here and in other communities across Pennsylvania Wednesday in conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week, will shine the proverbial spotlight... more »»

Budget mess putting Pennsylvania at risk

October 18, 2015 State budget stalemates in Pennsylvania and Illinois have gotten national attention as a result of Wall Street Journal reportin. more »»

Corruption’s high price goes beyond legal fees

October 17, 2015 Pennsylvanians have paid more than $2.8 million for defense lawyers since 2011, mostly in cases involving corruption that sent lawmakers to jail, according to an Associated Press report this week. more »»

Snyder Twp. feels cold shoulder

October 17, 2015 Norfolk Southern’s response to the repeated instances of its trains stalling in Snyder Township recalled the iconic New York Daily News headline of 40 years ago: “Ford to City: Drop Dead. more »»

Carmike 12 new feather in area’s cap

October 16, 2015 Blair County is blessed with a number of attractions that draw tourists from several surrounding counties while enhancing the quality of life for those residing here. more »»

Sweeping releases troubling

October 15, 2015 Labeling criminals as threats to society merely because they have been convicted of low-level drug offenses is absurd, claim advocates of the approac. more »»

Cambria finances concerning

October 14, 2015 While Cambria County’s improved bond rating is a hopeful sign, other money realities justify serious concerns about the financial direction into which the county might be locked. more »»

Audit needs prompt attention

October 13, 2015 Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s performance audit of the state Department of Education and state Board of Education has alleged serious deficiencies within those two entities. more »»

As crisis looms, Wolf must turn proactive

October 11, 2015 The Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ sound defeat of Gov. more »»

As crisis looms, Wolf must turn proactive

October 11, 2015 The Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ sound defeat of Gov. more »»

Fantasy sports business could aid state casinos

October 8, 2015 We have an amazing patchwork of gambling laws in this country from state to state, made only more complicated by the potential for online gaming. more »»

Recycling should be prioritized

October 7, 2015 In 2014, Pennsylvania’s recycling performance grant program awarded $137,000 to Blair County. more »»

Violence awareness important

October 6, 2015 Good people across this nation have joined residents of Oregon and its community of Roseburg in expressing sorrow, horror and anger over last week’s deadly shooting rampage at Umpqua Community... more »»

Stakes getting higher in budget stalemate

October 4, 2015 A 2015-16 Pennsylvania state budget might not be any closer at hand on Wednesday after the General Assembly votes on Gov. Tom Wolf’s revenue proposals. more »»

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