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Wishing area grads good luck

May 23, 2014 Another year has quickly passed, and we’ve arrived at the beginning of high school graduation season, which begins tonight with Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School’s ceremony to honor its senior... more »»

VA mess should not be covered

May 22, 2014 No wonder so many veterans of military service have lost all faith in promises made by the government they defended. more »»

Mounting suspensions troubling

May 21, 2014 Mirror readers can be excused for experiencing a sense of shock over the numbers contained in Sunday’s front-page article “Thousands in Blair struggle with transportatio. more »»

Practice what you preach, DC

May 20, 2014 Federal regulators demand that the rest of us, including individuals, companies and states, comply with rules intended to safeguard the environment. more »»

Voters: Don’t shirk obligation

May 18, 2014 Looking ahead to Tuesday’s primary elections, area residents should ask what they can do to help ensure a strong voter turnout. So many times in the past, primary turnouts have been abysmal. more »»

Communication can help put stop to bullying

May 18, 2014 The “no bullying” policy within our schools needs to be a force in which changes are being made. more »»

Parking at UPMC must be priority

May 15, 2014 The expansion of UPMC Altoona’s medical services means that the hospital will continue drawing patients from a wider geographical are. more »»

How much of waste is meddling?

May 14, 2014 As chairman of a special U.S. Senate committee investigating logistical aspects of how the U.S. was conducting World War II, then-Sen. more »»

B-A must address its issues

May 13, 2014 The big projected 2014-15 budget deficit facing the Bellwood-Antis School District isn’t unlike the budget problems other Pennsylvania public school systems are tackling. more »»

Before she died, soldier wrote Memorial Day wish

May 12, 2014 On May 27, 2010, then-U.S. Army Maj. Jaimie Leonard wrote a stirring piece about the meaning of Memorial Day for her hometown newspaper. more »»

State’s jobless rates indicates positive trend

May 12, 2014 This is a political year on the state level, so it’s best to just stick to the numbers when considering Pennsylvania’s unemployment figures. more »»

Election-season promises, all too often, ring hollow

May 11, 2014 Gov. Tom Corbett, in his re-election ads, says he didn’t go to Harrisburg to make friends, but to run Pennsylvania the way most state residents would run it. more »»

‘Kids for cash’ case embarrassing

May 8, 2014 The final chapters of the notorious “kids for cash” scandal are being written, but much of what’s in those new developments is nothing Pennsylvania can point to with pride. more »»

Leaks could have been fixed earlier

May 7, 2014 The Blair County commissioners are moving correctly regarding water leaks at the courthouse and cracks and concrete deterioration at the county’s employee parking garage at Mulberry and Union street... more »»

Tyrone sends right message

May 6, 2014 This is the time of the year when young people need to be reminded about the dangers of drinking and driving. more »»

Pennsylvania should eliminate its per diems

May 4, 2014 Mirror readers got the news April 20 that Pennsylvania lawmakers’ per-diem payments might be at risk as a result of new legislatio. more »»

New senator shows he sees big picture

May 2, 2014 The York Dispatch Come to think of it ... no, Pennsylvania legislators convicted of abusing the public’s trust don’t deserve to have their portraits hanging in the Capitol building. more »»

Wildfire culprit must be found

May 1, 2014 The wildfire that burned through nearly 1,000 acres of forestland on Wills Mountain in Bedford County has been extinguished. The land is expected to recover over the next several years. more »»

Pick a plan for future of airport

April 29, 2014 Residents in Blair and surrounding counties have a big stake in a pending decision that will determine the future of passenger flight service at the Altoona-Blair County Airport. more »»

Parents, police must guard against sexting

April 27, 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Month is winding down. There’s no way to estimate how effective it has been in calling attention to the serious proble. more »»

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