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City code enforcement lagging in its duties

June 11, 2015 I went to the City of Altoona’s website to search for the disposition of an abandoned house in my neighborhood. more »»

Mirror deserving

June 11, 2015 The Altoona Mirror news and sports staff award winners deserve congratulations. more »»

Fix the real problem

June 10, 2015 Why are we spending all that money on that guard rail (I call them death spikes) on I-99 when all of our bridges need work? Benjamin J. more »»

America’s freedoms very much at risk

June 10, 2015 How sound are our freedoms here in the United States of America? We the people are under great stress and being tested with regard to our core values. more »»

‘Don’t shoot first and think later’

June 9, 2015 Why is everybody so afraid of the NRA? It seems they run this country, not the peopl. more »»

Ban all animals, not just elephants, at circus

June 9, 2015 With regard to the circus elephants being abused, kudos to the local news on this matter, making the public aware that it is not only the elephants, but all the animals that are trained by the circu... more »»

After divorce, share parenting

June 9, 2015 More than one-third of our nation’s states are taking steps toward allowing more children to grow up with both parents in their lives when parents split, and now is the time for Pennsylvania to join... more »»

Gov., Legislature must accept pension reality

June 8, 2015 It’s that time of year when public schools and also the state finalize their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. As usual, many schools come up short of money. more »»

Theater long overdue

June 6, 2015 What’s wrong with the new theater? I am writing this letter in response to Elizabeth K. more »»

Mental help available

June 6, 2015 I’d like to add support to the May 31 (Life) article “Lovato the face of mental health campaign. more »»

Santorum? Please

June 6, 2015 Look up the word arrogance in the dictionary. One of the definitions you will find should be a picture of Rick Santorum. more »»

Awareness, advocates needed to fight disease

June 4, 2015 The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and 15.7 million Alzheimer’s caregivers. more »»

Perfect hosts

June 4, 2015 Once again, the senior citizens of the area enjoyed a great evening of dancing, hosted by the Altoona Area High School students. more »»

Fairview Cemetery needs more attention

June 2, 2015 On May 18, we visited Fairview Cemetery to place flowers on grave sites of my grandparents, great-grandparents and uncles as we have done for years. more »»

Dodson deserves kudos

June 2, 2015 I am writing to express my appreciation for Joe Dodson, Hollidaysburg Borough Council Member, Hollidaysburg Area Public Library Board of Directors member, Hollidaysburg American Legion Post 516... more »»

Our money makes strange bedfellows

June 1, 2015 Last year, I submitted a letter to the Mirror asking, “Who does Bill Shuster represent?” To have said then that Rep. more »»

Representation lacks

May 30, 2015 Kudos to Kathleen Taylor for her well-written letter (April 14) exposing the lack of knowledge and the dislike of state Rep. John McGinnis and state Sen. John H. Eichel­berger, Jr., toward unions. more »»

Cut Congress perks

May 30, 2015 This is in response to the recent story about the Senate adopting a budget. This includes agencies and safety-net programs like Medicaid, food stamps, student aid and tax breaks for the poor. more »»

Shuster’s relationships raise red flags

May 29, 2015 On May 5, an opinion piece appeared in the Altoona Mirror about our Congressional Representative, Bill Shuster and his romantic relationship with an airline lobbyist, Shelley Rubino, vice president... more »»

Why another theater?

May 28, 2015 Seeing the new movie theater on Convention Center Boulevard being built, I am at a loss to understand why. We already have two movie theaters in this small town. more »»

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