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Too many people living off government

November 2, 2015 To those of you who have allowed yourselves to be politically seduced into believing that a wall along our southern border will eliminate America’s illegal immigration problems, prepare to be... more »»

Wolf budget requests a pain in the state

October 30, 2015 If you watched the PA House budget debate, Rep. more »»

Crash victim feels professionalism, kindness

October 29, 2015 On June 16, I was involved in a car accident at Frankstown Road and Park Avenue. more »»

Republicans should take glance in mirror

October 29, 2015 I am writing this letter in response to the letter from Richard A. Ruth that was printed on Oct. 21. This gentleman blames Democrats for abortion and all the “wrongs” of the country. more »»

Wolf out to cannibalize Pennsylvania’s future

October 28, 2015 Most of us can appreciate the implied consequences in the phrase “letting a fox guard the hen house.” In Pennsylvania’s case, it is a wolf — Gov. more »»

State Legislature should be trimmed

October 27, 2015 Our state Legislature has gone four months now without passing a budget. They can’t find enough expenses to cut, and they can’t raise taxes to balance a budget. more »»

Ailing customer appreciates kindness

October 27, 2015 I would like to thank the nurse, the student nurse and the gentleman who assisted me with my health need on Oct. 6 around 2 p.m. more »»

Lowering property tax has consequences

October 27, 2015 As we watch school districts take out loans and social programs suffer because of the delay in passing a state budget, we need to proceed with caution in other areas. more »»

Logan Twp.’s ‘armored car’ hard to justify

October 26, 2015 “Armored car being sent to (Penn State) games” was the headline in the Mirror last month. Other quotes: “(We) really want our officers to be exposed to some different environments. ... more »»

‘Critical year’ for judges

October 26, 2015 This is a critical year for the Pennsylvania judiciary. Pennsylvania voters will be electing five appellate judges on Nov. . more »»

Trump can’t lead

October 24, 2015 It cannot be denied that Donald Trump has made some hard, but true, statements with regard to the politics of this country. Unfortunately, the following remarks by Trump relating to Sen. more »»

Vote for Hammers

October 24, 2015 I would like to encourage Altoona Area School District voters to cast their vote for Mary Jane Hammers on Election Day. Her 36 years of teaching experience will be an excellent asset to the board. more »»

SS recipients getting short end of stick

October 23, 2015 As reported by the Mirror, there will be no increase for Social Security recipients due to inflation rates being normal, based mainly on the cost of gas being down. more »»

Out with Lengenfelder

October 23, 2015 In the 2011 campaign, Commissioner Douglas Lengenfelder declared Cambria County will become the “Energy County” and will bring in many jobs. What happened was the opposite. more »»

Hammers worthy

October 23, 2015 Please consider voting for Mary Jane Hammers for Altoona Area School Board of Directors. She is a candidate who fully supports an excellent education for every student in the district. more »»

Diocese should rescind changes, revamp model

October 22, 2015 The decision by the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese to end K-8 education in our parochial schools in favor of a middle school system is a mistake. more »»

‘Passion to lead’

October 21, 2015 On Nov. 3, there is only one candidate qualified to lead our city into the future. That’s Mayor Matt Pacific. more »»

Pacifico preferred

October 21, 2015 Altoona voters have a clear choice when they go to the pools this election. That’s Mayor Matt Pacific. more »»

Real Catholics aren’t Democrats

October 21, 2015 Although the presidential election is more than a year away, I am already filled with apprehension. If we conservatives lose the next election, we can kiss this country, as we know it, goodbye. more »»

Educated population can’t be overestimated

October 20, 2015 This letter is in response to Raymond Neil’s letter concerning how there is no “free lunch” to education by the government. more »»

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