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Proactive policing is best way to fight crime

July 15, 2015 Recently I read a comment by the Altoona police chief in which she stated that she believed placing more officers on the street resulted in a reduction on crime. more »»

Reconsider voting for Sen. Eichelberger

July 15, 2015 Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, is an elected official, placed in office to represent Blair County and its taxpayers, which he obviously is not doing very well. more »»

Congressman’s trade comment misleading

July 14, 2015 U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster’s comments on Trade Promotion Authority are completely misleadin. more »»

Policies wrong

July 14, 2015 What is wrong with our federal government? Why are we trying to engage Russia in a war? We are aiding the illegal government installed in the Ukraine by George Soros after he overthrew the duly... more »»

Allow differing views

July 11, 2015 I agree that it is not as important as other things going on around us, but I under­stand where those whose families fought for the Confederate flag are coming from. Think of i. more »»

Court was dead wrong

July 7, 2015 The U.S. Supreme Court and many more people have condemned themselves to the “Lake of Fire” forever by their stand on gay marriage. more »»

Heat a distraction

July 7, 2015 I attended the Dance Academy recital on June 20 at the Jaffa Shrine Center. It was a beautiful show of talent and lots of hard work. more »»

Distinction between civil, religious marriage

July 6, 2015 In the wake of the Supreme Court allowing gays and lesbians marriage to each other, I have no problem with thi. more »»

Uniformed officer has greater responsibility

July 6, 2015 As a response to a recent editorial, the uniformed police officer is unique as a public servant. more »»

Education can help solve myths of mental illness

July 3, 2015 There are numerous myths about mental illness. more »»

Eich vs. the teachers: Who is real bully?

July 2, 2015 I agree with the teachers and union who have been writing in against Senator John Eichelberger bullying the poor teachers. more »»

Ward needs to prove she supports education

July 2, 2015 I read with great interest in Sunday’s Mirror about the Republican-crafted budget bill passing the House and currently heading to the Senate. more »»

‘Malicious’ letter sorely lacking facts

June 30, 2015 While I may agree with the point Francy Eckels of Altoona was attempting to make in a letter to the editor on June 13, I was disappointed in the malicious statement of facts obviously created in th... more »»

Shuster can’t be trusted, either

June 30, 2015 In response to Rep. Bill Shuster’s TPA column, I am impressed by his comments regarding not trusting the president, but one must also comment if anyone trusts Shuster. more »»

Save St. Patrick’s

June 29, 2015 The song, “The House That Built Me,” could easily be turned into “The School That Built Me.” Friendships and values are a part of the fabric woven into each child in the early years of education. more »»

Website creating political sham

June 26, 2015 This may seem like a trivial matter, but nothing is too trivial for the progressive, politically correct mind to create, especially with a website. more »»

Local political leadership lacking

June 25, 2015 As a lifelong member of the Altoona area, as well as being 65 years of age, I’ve seen and heard a lot of local politicians come and go. more »»

Tips on tracking gas

June 25, 2015 To accurately measure miles per gallon in a vehicle, it is a good idea to fill up the fuel tank before beginning a test. more »»

York state senator has Eichelberger’s back

June 24, 2015 I am responding to your June 10 article titled ‘Eichelberger targets teachers’ emails’. I am writing to applaud Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. and urge his constituents to support him in his efforts. more »»

Salvation Army clients ‘not living off taxpayers’

June 23, 2015 In a letter to the editor on June 13, Francy Eckels of Altoona writes that transients living off the taxpayers at The Salvation Army should get off their butts and pull weeds and pick up trash along... more »»

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