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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 »»

Limit flag flying at half-staff

July 7, 2016 A headline in Monday’s Mirror asked, “Is flying flag at half-staff overused?” The answer to that question is an unequivocal “Yes. more »»

Assessment: All should keep cool

July 5, 2016 Regardless of what coming weeks produce in terms of informal reviews or formal appeals, there are few, if any, grounds for criticizing the Blair County commissioners over the way the first countywid... more »»

Embrace founders’ mission

July 4, 2016 Like their native-born parents and grandparents, today’s children, a number of times during their years of formal schooling, will study important words of America’s founders that poured the... more »»

Neglect leaves Blair County in deep $ hole

July 3, 2016 Blair County property owners are about to pay for the shortsightedness — or perhaps ineptitude — of past county commissioners in failing to keep up with pension obligations. more »»

Abortion ruling a warning to Pa.

July 2, 2016 Monday’s U.S. more »»

Understand danger of fireworks

July 1, 2016 It’s always better to join family and friends at a community or organization-sponsored Fourth of July fireworks display under the supervision of professionals than being treated in a hospital... more »»

Past time to take back our gov’t

June 30, 2016 President Barack Obama is accustomed to getting his way, even when that means trampling the Constitution. more »»

Next AASD super faces tough issues

June 29, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board says it has narrowed its list of candidates for district superintendent to two applicants. more »»

History helps explain Brexit

June 29, 2016 The genesis of the European Union was a good idea, but it has been taken too far. It morphed into something at odds with national identity and national interest. more »»

Protecting identity is suspicious

June 28, 2016 Nothing less than a thorough investigation of the June 15 crash in Cambria County that claimed the lives of two Altoona area women is necessary, and police and Cambria’s coroner indicated quickly... more »»

Creating a gray area

June 27, 2016 In trying to protect citizens, a new Supreme Court ruling may create gray areas with a police officer’s ability to stop people. more »»

Be on guard when dealing with scammers

June 26, 2016 It has been said that cynicism is a necessary part of being a journalist. more »»

Be on guard when dealing with scammers

June 26, 2016 It has been said that cynicism is a necessary part of being a journalist. more »»

Treat traitors harshly

June 24, 2016 People around the world continue to hear about the warped dedication of Islamic State fighters to their terrorist organization’s murderous, destructive objectives. more »»

Delays aid Clinton’s campaign

June 23, 2016 President Barack Obama’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president did not compromise the FBI’s ongoing investigation into Clinton, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday. more »»

Gallitzin shows its leadership

June 22, 2016 Gallitzin Borough lost the first — and perhaps only — round of legal sparring over a controversial ordinance directed at felony drug offenders. more »»

Another misstep on pensions

June 21, 2016 A total of $15 million of new pension debt each and every day over the last 15 years. more »»

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