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UPMC going against its stated mission

February 7, 2014 Does UPMC mean what it says? “Putting our patients, health plan members, employees and community at the center of everything we do and creating a model that ensures that every patient gets the right... more »»

Stand with nurses in their fight vs. bully

February 7, 2014 It appears that UPMC’s first order of business since coming to Altoona is to cut benefits and salary of Altoona’s registered nurses while increasing their workload. more »»

Nurses have only one priority, the patients

February 7, 2014 How do you perceive an impending “nurses’ strike?” Healthcare organizations would have the public believe the demands are about unreasonable wages, exorbitant retirement benefits, or shorter work... more »»

Arrest frightening

February 5, 2014 Being a student at Penn State Altoona, the weapons of mass destruction incident really struck home for me. more »»

Arts vital to education

February 5, 2014 I recently read an article in the Mirror that stated Spring Cove must make changes to avoid budget cuts. more »»

Accountability important

February 5, 2014 I’m writing in response to Lauren Jacobson’s letter (Jan. 14) regarding Christmas and the UPS foul up. more »»

Losing war on poverty

February 5, 2014 We recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the war on poverty. more »»

AASD should expand McAuliffe program

February 4, 2014 As a parent, I’ve always wanted my children to be successful, and have tried to provide many opportunities for them to grow in the best academic environment. more »»

Tighten school security

February 4, 2014 Yet another frightful incident almost occurred that involved a school shooting that I feel could have been avoided. more »»

Who does Shuster really represent?

February 3, 2014 As envisioned by our Founding Fathers, the U.S. House of Representatives was meant to most directly embody the interests of the people. more »»

Word from Punxsy Phil: Six more weeks of winter

February 2, 2014 PUNXSUTAWNEY — The handlers for groundhog Punxsutawney Phil say he's forecasting six more weeks of what already has felt like a brutally long and cold winte. more »»

Word from Punxsy Phil: Six more weeks of winter

February 2, 2014 PUNXSUTAWNEY — The handlers for groundhog Punxsutawney Phil say he's forecasting six more weeks of what already has felt like a brutally long and cold winte. more »»

Mayor should remain a part-time position

February 1, 2014 The article printed in the Mirror on Jan. 28, titled “Commission crafts mayor’s role,” makes no mention of the dissent of the minority on the Government Study Commission. more »»

Bruce in the USA’ warms up Altoona

January 31, 2014 P&J Production’s “Bruce in the USA” brought Altoona to its fee. more »»

Coverage deserved

January 31, 2014 Kudos to the Altoona Mirror for its headline on the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. There are many people in our area involved in one way or another with the pro-life movement. more »»

Gesture appreciated

January 31, 2014 In mid-December, we had traveled to a church in Clearfield County. Upon our return, we stopped at Subway on Pleasant Valley Boulevard. more »»

Sharing cold, hard facts

January 31, 2014 Since 1944, more than occasionally, Jan. 21 each year is the coldest day of the year. This occurs a month after the first day of winter and 59 days before the calendar day of spring. more »»

Pension crisis in midst of crushing many of us

January 30, 2014 Well, we all knew property tax reassessment was coming to Blair County. I just have a few questions and comments. 1. more »»

Remembering chaplains who gave their lives

January 29, 2014 On Feb. 3, 1943, the USS Dorchester, with 902 men aboard, was making its way in the cold water of the North Atlantic heading toward Greenland. more »»

Blame misplaced

January 28, 2014 On Sunday, Jan. 19, the Mirror you published a piece by Diane Diamond of Creators Syndicate where she expresses anger at J.P. Morgan’s lack of oversight of Bernie Madoff’s scheme. more »»

 
 

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