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Altoona school board must ‘stop bleeding’

June 11, 2016 What was the true cost of hiring John Kopicki as the Altoona Area School District superintendent less than one year ago? There is his actual salary — $20,000 more than his predecessor. more »»

Government must answer to its citizens

June 10, 2016 I generally enjoy the Opinion page of the Mirror, and, as I write this, today’s edition contains a column written by Jonah Goldberg concerning Hillary Clinton. more »»

Toomey embraces security policies

June 10, 2016 The Mirror recently included an article regarding Sen. Pat Toomey’s visit made to Altoona to discuss the dangers of the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. more »»

Minorities lacking in fire department

June 9, 2016 My question is for the mayor of Altoona and the newly appointed councilwoman. more »»

Trump doesn’t respect POWs

June 9, 2016 Col. George Day served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He earned at least one of every combat medal, including a medal of honor. In 1967, he was shot down over Vietnam. more »»

Trump keeps showing he’s ‘out of touch’

June 8, 2016 Donald Trump is a multi-billionaire with no idea of what the average human plight can b. more »»

Bellwood parade puts best foot forward

June 8, 2016 I watched the Bellwood Memorial Day parade. I haven’t been to one, I hate to say, in years. more »»

We should show our gratitude for volunteers

June 8, 2016 You see them everywhere. They’re in the hospitals, nursing homes, schools, day care centers and in church basements doing fundraisers — anywhere there is a need. They are volunteers. more »»

Misappropriation of funds troubling

June 6, 2016 A few weeks ago, news reports exposed a situation involving $750 million that was misdirected to the Pennsylvania State Police. more »»

At AASD, ‘mediocrity has become standard’

June 6, 2016 At one time, the citizens of the Altoona Area School District had an educational system that they could be proud of. more »»

Global Food Act worth supporting

June 6, 2016 Recently an overwhelming majority of Congress voted to support a bill known as the Global Food Security Act (GFSA). more »»

Touched by fan’s act of kindness

June 4, 2016 On Friday, May 20, my husband and I took our grandson to celebrate his fourth birthday at the Curve gam. more »»

Area benefits from Shuster’s experience

June 4, 2016 Regarding the cartoon in the Feb. 28 edition of the Mirror depicting Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District, as favoring the airline industry, I don’t believe that’s the case. more »»

Seniors enjoy evening at AAHS

June 4, 2016 On behalf of all the senior citizens who attended the dance at Altoona Area High School, we would like to thank everyone who was involved in making it such a wonderful evening. more »»

Recently signed act sets Mississippi back

June 3, 2016 Gov. Phil Bryant recently signed Mississippi’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Mississippi’s governing bodies state that the legality of this law comes from the Federal RFR Act of 1993. more »»

Penn Lincoln working ‘to change the label’

June 2, 2016 Overcrowded, low-performing, poor — Penn Lincoln. Know-it-alls, close-minded, do whatever they want — city of Altoona leaders. more »»

In eight years, Obama ‘accomplished nothing’

June 1, 2016 President Barack Obama was on television on May 6 telling everybody that Donald Trump’s record needs examined. It certainly wouldn’t take long to examine Obama’s record. more »»

Voters should weigh choices better this time

June 1, 2016 Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas is correct in his opinion that President Barack Obama is undermining the rule of law in this country. more »»

Heroin arrest numbers do not add up

May 31, 2016 This is in response to the news on May 23, which was dominated by yet another drug bust in the Altoona area. more »»

Don’t lose sight of Memorial Day meaning

May 30, 2016 1. It’s a three-day weekend. 2. Get the hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, beer, pop, chips, etc. 3. Don’t forget the charcoal. 4. Mom wants to go to all the sales. 5. more »»

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