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Stern legacy positive

November 12, 2013 State Rep. Jerry Stern’s early decision not to seek re-election next year will provide plenty of time for a strong field of possible successors to step forward for the voters’ consideratio. more »»

Veterans deserve thanks

November 11, 2013 For some, today is a day off from school or work. For others, it’s not. But for every veteran, today is a day to be recognized. more »»

Pacifico's attitude refreshing

November 8, 2013 Congratulations to all winners in Tuesday’s election, and in particular, Matt Pacifico, Altoona’s mayor-elect. more »»

Jackpot eluding Bavarian

November 7, 2013 People who have enjoyed playing bingo at Altoona’s Bavarian Aid Society were dismayed to learn that the bingo would be shut down — temporarily or permanently, effective after the Nov. more »»

Additional train routes would benefit region

November 7, 2013 The Mirror’s editorial in support of increased passenger train service for Altoona and other communities in western Pennsylvania (“Consider additional train trip,” Oct. more »»

Club’s efforts flawed

November 6, 2013 Businesses operating in residential areas have an obligation to be committed to the well-being of their neighbors, while also accommodating their patron. more »»

It’s a day to uphold your duty

November 5, 2013 It seems like the campaign activities linked to today’s election have been fairly quiet. But don’t let that stop you from voting. more »»

‘Pike 2 Bike’ route worthwhile

November 1, 2013 Millions of dollars in government funds — generated from taxpayers — will be needed to convert a long-decaying, abandoned 13-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bedford and Fulton counties... more »»

Spirit of Halloween is special

October 31, 2013 Nostalgia always seems to sneak up on us about this time each year. The fall and winter holiday seasons have a way of doing that, but none so much as Halloween because it truly is a holiday for kids. more »»

Hippo’s message important

October 30, 2013 Former Altoona Mayor Wayne Hippo’s suggestion at a Government Study Commission meeting on Oct. more »»

EPA?plan has gone too far

October 29, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court justices already have ruled that President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to shut down coal-fired power plants. more »»

Like other schools, Hollidaysburg money woes go back years

October 27, 2013 The big reason for the Hollidaysburg Area School District’s growing financial worries is not district property owners’ opposition to paying higher taxes. more »»

Commit to making difference

October 25, 2013 Make a Difference Day is celebrated each year on the fourth Saturday of October, which is tomorrow. If you have a chance to participate, even in a small way, do it. more »»

City can add bark with K-9s

October 23, 2013 When Altoona Police Chief Janice Freehling appeared before City Council on Oct. more »»

Consider additional train trip

October 22, 2013 While the prospect might now seem remote for a second Amtrak daily passenger train between central Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh, it’s too soon for proponents of the additional travel resource to... more »»

Logan Township wise in beefing up PSU Altoona rules

October 20, 2013 The inappropriate conduct of some Penn State Altoona students at collegiate parties this year has begun diverting some of the Logan Township supervisors’ time from other township business. more »»

COLA increase goes fast

October 17, 2013 Elderly Americans who depend on their Social Security income to make ends meet are facing another small cost-of-living (COLA) increase in 2014 — 1. more »»

Focus on guardians paramount

October 16, 2013 The issue of guardianships for the elderly and disabled gets lost amid the major issues of the day. more »»

Carrying on our tradition

October 12, 2013 Today is International Carrier Day. more »»

Document weather damage

October 11, 2013 While it is hoped Pennsylvania won’t experience another weather event necessitating a federal disaster declaration anytime soon, that is uncertain, thanks to Mother Nature’s unpredictabilit. more »»

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