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For county, ‘time of reckoning’

August 3, 2016 The flak Blair County commissioners currently are receiving regarding the just-completed countywide property reassessment wasn’t unexpected, despite the county leaders’ commendable dissemination of... more »»

Free college plan has way too many holes

July 31, 2016 During his speech Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton said there are real and affordable solutions to problems facing the nation. more »»

ISIS sinks to new low

July 30, 2016 Two Islamic State terrorists invaded a church in France during morning Mass on Tuesday. Before they were shot down by police, they forced the 86-year-old priest to his knees and slit his throa. more »»

Carroll responds quickly

July 29, 2016 Troubling new allegations, questions and suspicions still abound in regard to the Jerry Sandusky child-sexual abuse scandal that thrust Penn State University into a nightmare of horrendous scope in... more »»

Narcan statistics needed

July 28, 2016 Judges in Blair and other area counties should look to Allegheny County for an additional way for dealing with people convicted of selling drugs. more »»

Left-wing conspiracy continues

July 26, 2016 It turns out there may be something to that vast conspiracy then-first lady Hillary Clinton condemned in 1998. She got one thing wrong, however. more »»

Kane saga bewildering

July 24, 2016 Pennsylvanians will remain focused on presidential politics this week as the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia takes center stag. more »»

Secret deals costly, hurt public trust

July 23, 2016 Newspapers make a lot of noise about transparency, mostly about closed-door meetings where elected officials make secret deals. Not that all those deals are illicit or even questionable. more »»

Killing police heinous

July 22, 2016 Another police officer was murdered Tuesday. He was Capt. Robert Melton of Kansas City, Kan., gunned down as he was approaching suspects in a drive-by shooting. more »»

Fire co. should open books

July 21, 2016 A new agreement between Hollidaysburg’s Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company and the borough involving limited access to company financial records has been touted as “a good steppingstone. more »»

Talk can empower assailants

July 19, 2016 Adopting the Old Testament eye-for-an-eye reaction to violence accomplishes nothing except, perhaps, to leave everyone involved blind. more »»

Abolish unneeded positions

July 19, 2016 Although many of the 146 job positions that Cambria County officials voted to eliminate last Thursday hadn’t been filled for several years, the action shows how out of touch the county government... more »»

Too early for budget optimism

July 18, 2016 The completion of Pennsylvania’s 2016-17 budget exercise doesn’t justify an end to pessimism regarding the commonwealth’s financial futur. more »»

PSU wounds keep opening

July 17, 2016 On the field, Penn State went 2-0 last week with admirable efforts at the annual Lift for Life, which raises money to fight kidney cancer, and a visit to the Children’s Hospital in Hershey, where... more »»

Wipe out terror groups

July 16, 2016 How is it that a few small terrorist groups with relatively limited resources have been able to kill so many people in so many different places? We know the answer to that, but it raises another... more »»

Police deserve protection

July 15, 2016 The state Legislature is notorious for dragging its feet on issues, regardless of its importance. But in coming days, lawmakers should attach urgency to state Rep. more »»

Seniors need real answers

July 14, 2016 The Republican National Convention is about ready to jump onto center stage, with the Democratic National Convention not far behind. more »»

Police can only do so much

July 13, 2016 “We’re asking cops to do too much in this country,” Dallas, Texas, Police Chief David Brown worried aloud on Monday. “Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve,” he explaine. more »»

Why can’t two women run US?

July 12, 2016 Raising the issue of whether the White House has room for two powerful women, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell recently stated the obvious. more »»

New Altoona superintendent faces big issues

July 10, 2016 New Altoona Area School District Superintendent Charles A. more »»

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