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Eichelberger needs to do homework

April 11, 2015 Shame on Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. for sponsoring a bill to take away paid sick and bereavement leave from hard-working middle-class workers. more »»

Property owners relegated to back seat

April 10, 2015 A few weeks past, Blair County commissioners Terry Tomassetti and Diane Meling in separate Mirror articles advised us property owners of what a deal we are getting. more »»

Sadly, state has forgotten about ‘its old troopers’

April 9, 2015 Many of us served four years in the military service. We submitted applications to the Pennsylvania State Police and were investigated prior to entering the Pennsylvania State Police Academ. more »»

Pacifico ‘right choice’ for mayor

April 8, 2015 I see why Matt Pacifico has the endorsement of District Attorney Richard Consiglio. more »»

Neighborhoods lack maintenance

April 8, 2015 As a resident of Altoona, I frequently travel both Sixth and Seventh avenues. I am saddened by the level of disrepair and lack of general maintenance of these neighborhood. more »»

Senior citizen’s request: More easy listening radio

April 5, 2015 Why do the majority of the Altoona area FM radio stations continue to try to torture senior citizens? Don’t they know that we aren’t even listening? Seniors like myself have our radios tuned to... more »»

Helicopter crash was in dangerous zone

April 4, 2015 Maybe the helicopter crash on March 10, 2015, in the panhandle of Florida, taking the lives of 11 people (seven Marines and four Louisiana Air National Guard soldiers) could have been prevented. more »»

A cooperative effort

April 4, 2015 On Saturday, March 7, I attended the Altoona Symphony Orchestra performance “Homage to Heritage.” It was outstanding. On the way home, I realized I had left my purse at the Mishler Theatre. more »»

Editorial right on

April 4, 2015 The editorial (“Reckless spending must stop”)?on March 26 was absolutely right. The reckless spending by Congress must stop. The average cost to taxpayers per year for food stamps is $36. more »»

Plight of Jewish Americans

April 4, 2015 “I don’t understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following their president,” vented Re. more »»

Hollidaysburg board focused on safety

April 1, 2015 A small group of parents and their friends (whose children were disciplined) are attacking the Hollidaysburg Area School District on our zero tolerance stance. more »»

Cove program shines

April 1, 2015 Once again, the Cove Community Chorus under Tom Kunkle outdid themselves in their concert “Come to the Music.” The program, held March 21 and 22, was tremendous. more »»

Pension system doesn’t need legislators’ input

March 31, 2015 Pennsylvania’s pension problem wasn’t created overnight. more »»

Local legislators eye PSEA apology

March 30, 2015 A recent letter to the Mirror by the leaders of the PSEA in Blair County indulged either delusion or willful deceit. more »»

Letter unfairly depicted Shuster; he’s pro-vet

March 27, 2015 Shuster continues to be strong voice for veterans. more »»

Trust subjected to law

March 27, 2015 Your recent article on trusts in the Blair Living magazine, left out an important piece of information. more »»

In covering Obama, Fox shows its colors

March 26, 2015 Russia and China want to take over America. How could any American praise the leader of another country who wants to do this? People at Fox News and Sarah Palin have done just that. more »»

Climate change debate makes no sense

March 25, 2015 This is in response to “Debate on Climate has it All Wrong” by Walter E. Williams on March 11: “Climate change is no longer debated.” Walter E. Williams is the one who has it all wrong. more »»

Circus should retire all of the animals

March 24, 2015 Ringling Brothers circus has finally decided to take elephants out of performance — a great decision, although one made for the wrong reasons. more »»

Witnessing dog’s death leaves haunting feeling

March 24, 2015 Never had a chance. At 8:15 p.m. last Wednesday, I was traveling south between Duncansville and Newry when I noticed a large dog in the opposite lane. more »»

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