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Funding dilemma

May 28, 2015 Millionaire Ben Affleck and billionaire Bill Gates recently sat in front of Congress and told them that the American taxpayer money Congress is sending to the Congo is doing a wonderful job over... more »»

To torture or not: It’s not that simple

May 27, 2015 Tick, tock ... a bomb is somewhere in a crowded elementary school. The school is filled with a thousand adorable little kids. You have the man who placed the bomb in custody. more »»

Favors school­ uniforms

May 27, 2015 At the Altoona Area junior and senior high schools, we are not required to wear uniforms, and I believe we should be. This would help many problems at the schools. more »»

Trash along Little Juniata River needs to be addressed

May 26, 2015 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation received almost $1. more »»

McGinnis should rethink rail support

May 23, 2015 Contrary to the condescending contention by state Rep. John McGinnis in the Altoona Mirror on April 23, passenger trains are not full of nostalgic rail buffs who “like to ride the choo choo. more »»

Eichelberger’s position upsetting

May 23, 2015 I was born and raised in Altoona but had to move away. My parents remained, however, and when my father became terminally ill, I returned to be with him. more »»

Process troubling in Arias case

May 22, 2015 Unless you have been completely oblivious to any form of media over the past few years, you should have heard about the infamous Jodi Arias case and trial. more »»

Beware of medical pot

May 21, 2015 When I read that the Senate passed the medical marijuana bill on Tuesday (May 12), I thought, the pro marijuana smokers will win again. more »»

Shuster, Toomey should oppose ‘Fast Track’

May 21, 2015 I am writing to urge your readers to contact Congressman Bill Shuster and Sen. Pat Toomey today and ask them to oppose the Fast Track Trade legislation, which will soon be up for consideration. more »»

Corman, Eichelberger rushing proposal

May 20, 2015 A few weeks ago, the Centre Daily Times had a headline article about Sen. Jake Corman’s proposed pension plan. more »»

Corrections officers deserve better

May 20, 2015 Pennsylvania’s state prison correctional officers are disappointed with the passage of Senate Bill 1, which has been labeled so-called “pension reform. more »»

Solution for Shuster

May 19, 2015 Congressman Bill Shuster faces an ethical and moral dilemma aside from his relationship with Ms. Shelley Rubino, an executive associated with an airline industry lobby. more »»

Delightful evening

May 19, 2015 I just attended the Horseshoe Barbershop Chorus and Nittany Knights’ presentation of “Life in 4 Part Harmony.” What a delightful evening, and the auditorium could have held a few more folks. more »»

No making up animal cruelty

May 17, 2015 All around the world, people are putting on makeup and perfumes without a single thought as to how their products were approved. more »»

Permits needed for all guns

May 17, 2015 Gun permits are for automatic guns and pistols and not rifles. Pistols and automatics need permits because pistols can be concealed and automatics are obviously dangerous, but so are rifles. more »»

Pacifico preferred

May 16, 2015 Matthew Pacifico ran for mayor when no other Republican would. more »»

Burchfield an asset

May 16, 2015 Tyler D. Burchfield will be an asset to the Hollidaysburg Area School District. Burchfield is a proven leader who can be trusted to manage our district effectivel. more »»

Shuster’s ‘trust me’ pleas not enough

May 15, 2015 I would like to commend Steven Lloyd for being such a trusting foot soldier for Rep. Bill Shuster. more »»

Tab Metzgar, Frontino

May 15, 2015 I have had the honor and privilege of working with Joe Metzgar at Logan Township for the past eight years. more »»

Firearm choice correct

May 15, 2015 I am elated to learn that the city has lifted its firearm ordinance. I felt that this infringed on our constitutional rights under the Second Amendment. more »»

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