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‘Kicking can’ not answer

December 18, 2014 With countywide property reassessments ongoing and Altoona voters having just last month approved a home rule referendum, perhaps the majority of city council members were right — that 2015 isn’t th... more »»

Difficult choices face Wolf

December 17, 2014 Gov. Tom Corbett will leave office next month with state revenue collections probably ahead of projections for the first half of the fiscal year ending next June 30. According to a De. more »»

Sun Air offering Blair County a fresh start

December 16, 2014 For too many years, local residents have shrugged their shoulders at the thought of catching a flight at the Altoona-Blair County Airport. more »»

Maintain hallowed ground

December 15, 2014 Some national parks and historic sites are much more than beautiful places and reminders of our heritage as Americans. more »»

79th District paying for promise

December 14, 2014 During his first term in the state House, 79th District Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, has kept the promises on which he campaigned two years ago. more »»

Service trumps celebration

December 13, 2014 Last December, as a tough Democratic gubernatorial primary was heating up, Tom Wolf decided to not to hold a cocktail party in Manhattan during the annual Pennsylvania Society political hobnobbing... more »»

Bedford secrecy backfires

December 12, 2014 Bedford County leaders need to rethink their errors in the aftermath of a county prison inmate’s escape on Sept. 30. more »»

Parents must think about guns

December 11, 2014 The death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy should give parents pause before buying toy guns for their children this holiday seaso. more »»

Science behind rule key

December 10, 2014 White House aides say that if Congress attempts to establish new requirements that the Environmental Protection Agency disclose information such as the scientific basis for its rulings, President... more »»

Police always on guard

December 9, 2014 People of central Pennsylvania joined Americans elsewhere in watching the troubling events in Ferguson, Mo. more »»

‘Sharing’ BackPack efforts

December 7, 2014 The benefits of childhood nutrition can’t be overstated. more »»

Day brings somber reminder

December 6, 2014 People are caught up in the getting-ready for Christmas that seems to begin earlier each year. more »»

FDA ruling too late for women

December 5, 2014 Many women here and across America are no doubt wondering “What were they thinking?” in regard to the slow, unconscionable response of the medical profession and U.S. more »»

Hagel’s departure negative

December 4, 2014 President Barack Obama does not seem to have very good luck in keeping secretaries of defense. The third one of his administration, Chuck Hagel, is resigning. more »»

Rioting stains Ferguson

November 29, 2014 The decision of a grand jury not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer for shooting to death an unarmed black teenager in August produced what should be regarded as predictable results. more »»

Ready, set ... but shop safely

November 28, 2014 Early bargains preceding today’s Black Friday shopping experience have removed some of the pressures from this, the busiest shopping day of the yea. more »»

Today’s focus: Be thankful

November 27, 2014 Thanksgiving is a day for being grateful, but it’s also a cornerstone of opportunity. more »»

Dialogue on prison important

November 26, 2014 Some Blair County taxpayers no doubt were dismayed to learn that the idea of constructing a new county prison had been broached by the prison boar. more »»

State can do better of tuition

November 25, 2014 There are hopeful signs in the College Board’s annual study of tuition trends, but prices for Pennsylvania students remain far higher than national average. more »»

Take a stand for the libraries

November 24, 2014 Amid all the discussion during this year’s gubernatorial campaign about public education funding, another bastion of learning was largely ignored. more »»

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