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K-4 is taxpayer-funded babysitting program

April 16, 2014 Spring Cove School District is thinking about starting a K-4 program. They say it will lead to a higher quality of education. more »»

Public servants aren’t supposed to serve themselves

April 13, 2014 Whether to impose a partial or full gift ban for elected and non-elected Pennsylvania officials again is a dominant topic of discussion. more »»

Pa. school stabbing incident sobering

April 11, 2014 Alex Hribal etched another entry into this country’s chronicle of school violence on Wednesday. more »»

Property damage troubling

April 10, 2014 Individuals who damage public property usually fail to realize — or ignore — the ramifications of their irresponsible behavior. more »»

Lockout ends with no winner

April 9, 2014 It is welcome news that FirstEnergy Corp.’s lockout of about 140 members of Utility Workers Union of America Local 180 finally will be ending. more »»

Bald eagle must be protected

April 8, 2014 It should be clear to Americans that President Barack Obama’s opinion is that the law is what he and he alone says it is — even if it encourages wholesale slaughter of bald eagles, the nation’s... more »»

Dangers of meth can’t be ignored

April 6, 2014 People alarmed about the growing illegal-drug problem tend to think first about the negative impact that marijuana, cocaine and heroin are having on their community. more »»

Bellwood donations admirable

April 4, 2014 With the wind-down of America’s military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, many Americans’ attention has shifted to other concerns. more »»

Welcome home, Curve

April 3, 2014 It’s about time for the Curve to play ball, and thankfully, we say. more »»

N.Cambria should fix its house

April 2, 2014 The Northern Cambria school board’s first order of business shouldn’t be to decide the fate of Superintendent John Jubas. more »»

Don’t keep Americans in the dark

March 31, 2014 Nearly 400 airplane flights taken for personal reasons by Attorney General Eric Holder and other top Justice Department officials were not included in government reports on use of aircraf. more »»

Samaritan law needs more study

March 30, 2014 Pennsylvania lawmakers shouldn’t procrastinate about considering a measure that would provide immunity from arrest and prosecution for a drug user seeking medical assistance for an overdose victim. more »»

Flood rates draining to owners

March 29, 2014 Federal lawmakers may think that gradual increases for flood insurance premiums are the best way to address the bankrupt National Flood Insurance Program. more »»

Drones offer new possibilities

March 28, 2014 There are all sorts of possibilities for using unmanned drone aircraft to make our lives better. No pun intended, but the sky’s the limit. Except in the United States. more »»

Penn State Altoona enduring tough year

March 27, 2014 Despite all the good at Penn State Altoona, the months between last April and now constitute a time that many at the campus and others in these environs would prefer to forge. more »»

Congress should aid volunteers

March 25, 2014 For many years, many residents of our area have been able to count on volunteer fire departments to come to our aid in emergencies. more »»

State officials short on ethics

March 23, 2014 Even if Pennsylvania isn’t waist-deep in the ethics swamp, it’s clear that the commonwealth’s “toes” have been testing the troubling waters. State residents should be angry as well as concerned. more »»

H-burg’s response impressive

March 22, 2014 Hollidaysburg’s response since last month’s blaze that destroyed four buildings in the 100 block of Allegheny Street has reinvigorated the borough’s sense of determination in the wake of adversity. more »»

Mock trial teams earn accolades

March 20, 2014 Mock trial teams earn accolades High school basketball has been receiving abundant attention in recent weeks, and for good reason. more »»

PASSHE confidence eroding

March 18, 2014 Successful businesses don’t just happen. They’re the product of hard work, expert planning and decision-making, and ongoing self-examination. more »»

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