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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 »»

Warning indicators insufficient

April 5, 2016 Sunday’s crash of an Amtrak train near Philadelphia brought to 20 the number of serious railroad accidents in the United States during the past year. more »»

Hacking danger growing

April 4, 2016 Cyber terrorism — for profit, not twisted ideology —has become a clear and present danger to Americans. If there is a cohesive strategy to defeat it, it is not working. more »»

Altoona needs to get its super search right this time

April 3, 2016 Who installed a revolving door in the superintendent’s office of the Altoona Area School District? That rhetorical question reflects our disappointment with the recent news of Superintendent John... more »»

Spring cleaning important

April 1, 2016 Many people greet the arrival of spring with the good intention of cleaning up the unsightly remnants and residue of the winter and autumn. more »»

Dialogue with Cuba positive

March 30, 2016 February marked 44 years since President Richard Nixon embarked on his historic visit to the People’s Republic of China. more »»

Renew budget urgency

March 29, 2016 Pennsylvania’s 2015-16 budget debacle must not be repeated for the 2016-17 state fiscal year, which begins July 1. more »»

This gov’t specializes in excuses

March 28, 2016 It is illegal for government officials to refuse to turn over most official documents to anyone who asks for the. more »»

Christ’s message of inspiration worth heeding

March 27, 2016 Jesus Christ triumphed over hatred and violence, and that is the message that should be dominant on this Easter Sunday, when most of the Christian world is celebrating his resurrection. more »»

Medical pot an effort to help

March 26, 2016 Amid a long and dispiriting budget battle, Republican state lawmakers and Democratic Gov. more »»

FDA still lacking urgency

March 25, 2016 As reported by the Wall Street Journal last weekend, the New Brunswick, N.J. more »»

VA action takes way too long

March 23, 2016 It has been two years since a whistleblower revealed military veterans were being forced by the Phoenix veterans hospital to wait months for health care they needed. Some died while they waited. more »»

Examine turnpike safety

March 22, 2016 The tragic incident at the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Fort Littleton toll plaza east of Breezewood Sunday morning will spark a review of security over the entire toll road syste. more »»

Citizens dying as politicians bowing to NRA

March 21, 2016 On the same day that two gunmen killed five people and critically injured three others in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, the state Supreme Court conducted a hearing on one of many idiotic... more »»

Local diocese can only hope healing begins

March 20, 2016 Catholics and non-Catholics living in the eight counties of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese might by now be wondering when the last of the bad news related to the horrific priest child-sex-abuse... more »»

Justice Eakin resignation was right move

March 19, 2016 It’s not often we congratulate someone who’s done something wrong. But state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin did the right thing by resigning his seat on Tuesday. And for that much, thanks. more »»

Bill would help keep sunshine in

March 18, 2016 Sunshine Week, taking place this week, is meant to champion the public’s right to know as much as possible about how government is managing the business taxpayers are funding. more »»

 
 
 

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