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Level the tax burden on property owners

December 29, 2014 Where is all the money going that property owners are being forced to cough up with the reassessment and the many other taxes that are being imposed or are going to be in the near future? We need to... more »»

In heart of state, gun raffle OK

December 27, 2014 I sat down this morning thinking I was going to read a front-page article about guns and how they relate to this region. more »»

Healthcare costs demand answers

December 26, 2014 Valley View employees’ healthcare will cost hundreds of dollars more a month and is uncalled for. more »»

Especially thankful

December 24, 2014 After last year’s horrendous winter, I meant to write this letter but did not. So today, I am writing my thanks to several groups of people. more »»

Amtran routes need re-evaluation

December 23, 2014 Altoona’s skeleton public transport system, Amtran, is in dire need of an overhaul. more »»

McGinnis ‘promises’ selling area short

December 22, 2014 After reading your article “McGinnis touts promises” about a meeting to celebrate his first term in office, the quotation heading the article should read “I want to sell us out to enrich other parts... more »»

Pottersville makes its way online

December 22, 2014 What is it that makes the holiday movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” feel so ancient? It’s the relationships, but which ones? Not George Bailey’s warm and loving family. more »»

‘Let us be patient and listen for the angels’

December 21, 2014 The season of Advent is upon us. We are silently awaiting the celebration of the coming of Christmas. more »»

Feeling the magic, and the peace, of the season

December 21, 2014 Shhhhhhh … Close your eyes, take a deep breath and let it out slowl. more »»

Hotel works to guard against crime

December 20, 2014 I would like to address this letter to the people of Altoona regarding the recent drug and sex busts at the Econo Lodge. We never knowingly rent our rooms for illegal purposes. more »»

Presentation of story needlessly spreads fear

December 20, 2014 I am writing in regards to the article chosen for the front page of the Altoona Mirror on Monday, Dec. 1. more »»

Pennsylvania should adopt severance tax

December 20, 2014 The Marcellus Shale Coalition obscured the real issue about a severance tax versus an impact fee on drillers when it noted in a Dec. more »»

Gas prices here too high

December 20, 2014 I recently moved to Altoona and subscribe to the Mirror. I notice the Mirror “gasoline price comparison” only shows the Altoona area. more »»

Repairs too costly

December 20, 2014 Three and a half million dollars to patch and repair the Blair County Courthouse exterior and another $2 million to repair the second floor is astounding. more »»

Welcome signage

December 20, 2014 It is always refreshing and comforting each year to drive past Wendy’s on Plank Road and see their sign “Happy Birthday, Jesus. more »»

Suicidal hashtags of the West

December 20, 2014 On Monday, Australian police stormed the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney, where an Islamist terrorist named Man Haron Monis had taken dozens of hostages and held them for 17 hours. more »»

What is board hiding?

December 19, 2014 Once the consent decree is declared to be invalid and all of the sanctions thereunder terminated, after the Freeh Report is exposed as the slanderous, unsubstantiated piece of propaganda that it is,... more »»

Greening our region

December 18, 2014 We begin to wonder what can take us out of poverty. more »»

Faith in humanity

December 18, 2014 I am writing to say that my faith in human nature remains strong. Recently while shopping at Walmart in Altoona, I realized I had lost my clutch purse. more »»

Attitude troubling

December 18, 2014 I read Sunday’s Opinion page with interest. more »»

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