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Limited on taxes, county touts safety

June 2, 2014 This letter is written in response to a number of letters and comments in the past month recommending that the Blair County commissioners impose an income tax as an alternative to reassessment of... more »»

Impaired drivers deserve no sympathy

June 2, 2014 After reading the article in the Mirror about people who have lost their driving privileges, we cannot find any sympathy for them. more »»

We need to keep promises to those who protect us

June 1, 2014 The people who start wars, and keep them going, are not the ones who actually fight them. In the last decade, we have lost nearly an entire generation of young people. more »»

Dear city: Don’t tamper with water system

May 31, 2014 Here we go again: Altoona City Council with another of their fantasies. Altoona taxpayers, if you have anything to be proud of, it is your water system — the best in the world. more »»

Congress should work to outlaw puppy mills

May 31, 2014 Did you know that the animal you bought at the pet store most likely came from a puppy mill? What is a puppy mill, you ask? A puppy mill is a facility used to breed countless dogs to sell... more »»

PA Senate bill better than Affordable Care Act

May 30, 2014 The Affordable Care Act is a free market product to be sold for profit. Profit is always the top priority of free market corporate enterprises. more »»

Put stop to current path of government tyranny

May 30, 2014 The last sentence our nation’s founders read before signing the Declaration of Independence states, “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine... more »»

Through cooperation, trees grow in Altoona

May 29, 2014 As chairman of the Shade Tree Commission, with the help of the planning department and all those who helped plant trees in the city, many of whom spent endless hours to beautify the city, only to se... more »»

Hiking minimum wage would aid work ethic

May 29, 2014 There is a rising tide of opinion that it is about time the minimum wage is raised. more »»

Common Core hurts educational process

May 28, 2014 It’s time to repeal Common Core. I do believe the education standards need to be revised, but not with the Common Core curriculum. more »»

Corbett makes progress

May 28, 2014 As a registered Independent, I have watched the ads that were running for governor. The Democrats have forgotten this was a primary race and are simply criticizing Gov. Tom Corbett. more »»

Tea party must come together to save US

May 27, 2014 Now that all the voting is over in Pennsylvania for now and the promises are blowing in the wind.. more »»

Story brings to light significant problem

May 27, 2014 Thanks to the Mirror for addressing the lack of public transportation (“Thousands in Blair struggle with transportation,”?May 18). It is a problem. more »»

Leasing city water is a bad idea

May 26, 2014 Leasing the Altoona Water Authority is a bad idea. more »»

Care excellent at local VA center

May 26, 2014 Recent events with alleged substandard patient care at several Veterans Administration Medical Centers (VAMCs) across our nation have cast the VA as a whole in a negative light. more »»

Care excellent at local VA center

May 26, 2014 Recent events with alleged substandard patient care at several Veterans Administration Medical Centers (VAMCs) across our nation have cast the VA as a whole in a negative light. more »»

US military nurse corps merit recognition, too

May 23, 2014 Monday marks the day Americans pause to remember the women and men whose lives paved the way for the freedoms we enjoy. more »»

Public unions need to stand on their own

May 22, 2014 Senator John H. Eichelberger Jr.’s bill for paycheck protection protects the rights of individual government workers. It is pro-taxpayer, and it is just good government. more »»

Altoona shouldn’t dive into lease prematurely

May 21, 2014 Altoona’s water is our finest asset — the watershed encompasses 66 acres of fresh running streams, seven reservoirs, beautiful forested acres for commonwealth citizens’ health and recreatio. more »»

Seek diet alternatives

May 21, 2014 It’s perversely ironic for rancher Cliven Bundy to denounce poor people for collecting government subsidies, while ripping off the federal government of a million dollars in grazing fees. more »»

 
 

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