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Zombies will take over city

May 4, 2016 Altoona’s zombie experience Aug. 26-27 holds great potential. It’s true that the event is aimed at being a welcoming treat for students flooding to Penn State’s Altoona campus for their fall classe. more »»

Special report(er) is Ray’s legacy

May 1, 2016 Friday might as well have been Phil Ray Day here at the Mirror and at the Blair County Courthouse. more »»

Primary helps set the stage for fall race

May 1, 2016 Now that Pennsylvania’s primary elections have come and gone, it’s time for a respite from the multitude of political signs that have dotted the landscape in recent weeks. more »»

See more than a motorcycle

April 30, 2016 Last week’s news that Pennsylvania motorcycle deaths hit their lowest point last year in more than a decade was nearly as surprising as it is encouraging. more »»

Does Kane think she’s above law?

April 28, 2016 Does Kane think she’s above law? This week’s primary elections consumed a significant amount of Pennsylvania residents’ attention. more »»

Penn Cambria transparency needs work

April 27, 2016 Penn Cambria School District administrators were guilty of an error in judgment when they failed to notify parents quickly about an alleged weapons threat on April 8 at the high school. more »»

Please be true to your selfie

April 25, 2016 The fine may be small, but the consequences can be life-altering. Distracted driving is a route drivers do not want to travel. more »»

State voters face historic opportunity

April 24, 2016 Pennsylvania’s presidential primaries usually merit not much more than a glance from the rest of the nation, because the Republican and Democratic nominees usually are decided long before Keystone... more »»

Boroughs’ frustration justified

April 22, 2016 Residents of Gallitzin and Tunnelhill boroughs obviously are relieved that understandings now are in place about repair of their streets following Gallitzin’s natural gas project. more »»

Outage brings reminder

April 20, 2016 The electrical problems that blackened Altoona’s downtown business district from Sunday into Tuesday can be regarded as instructive, as well as an annoyance and temporary economic setback. more »»

Amtrak concerns lingering

April 19, 2016 Although the most recent fatal accident involving an Amtrak train occurred hundreds of miles from Altoona, it’s understandable that the deadly incident evoked major interest and concern among people... more »»

Thankfully, rail merger goes off track

April 17, 2016 Despite failing in its five-month push to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp., Calgary, Alberta-based Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. more »»

Hold EPA to same standard

April 16, 2016 When the tables are turned, the U.. more »»

Studying Altoona’s future vital

April 15, 2016 A study focused on the capacity of the Altoona Area School District buildings is indeed an eye-opener. more »»

Northern Cambria on alert

April 13, 2016 Altoona or any other community that has experienced arson or a blaze of undetermined origin can relate to what people of Barr Township in northwestern Cambria County have been feeling since early... more »»

Too much dreaming in California

April 11, 2016 How would you feel if, as you were about to pay for some bread and milk at the grocery store, the cashier stopped and said, “I’m going to have to add some to your bill. more »»

Wolf budget posture baffling

April 10, 2016 Dismay and frustration hung over Pennsylvania’s 500 public school districts for nearly nine full months beyond the 2015-16 state budget-preparation deadline while the Legislature and Gov. more »»

Portage concerns justified

April 8, 2016 The concerns and opposition that have been generated by an outpatient drug and alcohol therapy center proposed for Portage Borough are not unlike what would have greeted plans for such a facility in... more »»

Tyrone initiative admirable

April 7, 2016 Many communities are divorced from any thought of preserving an old building. They presume the cost for renovation would be prohibitive, without actually exploring costs of such an endeavor. more »»

Mergers could add service

April 6, 2016 Volunteer fire department mergers would be impossible or not make sense in many locales. more »»

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