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Lower gas prices help fuel volunteerism

February 25, 2016 I wish to respond to the letter written by Nicole Kiser of Altoona which appeared in the Feb. 10 edition of the Altoona Mirror. Ms. more »»

Reade residents deserve reduction

February 24, 2016 While the reduction in the base rate for Reade customers may be classified as a “gamble,” so was the decision to raise both the base rate and water usage rate two years ago. more »»

Trust in Halvorson has been all inclusive

February 24, 2016 I have seen Art Halvorson demonstrate commitment, wisdom, honesty and the ability to give guidance to those under his trust: his wife, his children, Coast Guardsmen under his command. more »»

Area needs change; support Pete Starr

February 23, 2016 Neither I nor Professionals Auto Body has ever been involved in politics. more »»

Valentine ‘angel’ makes woman’s day

February 23, 2016 My 86-year-old mother went to the Family Dollar Store on East 25th Avenue during the afternoon of Feb. 11. When going through the check-out line, she could not find her money in her purse. more »»

Beyond frustrated with Legislature

February 22, 2016 I am addressing this letter to the Legislature (both Houses), both sides of the aisle, and our governor. more »»

Sowell makes his point well

February 22, 2016 Award-winning syndicated columnist Tom Sowell’s column on “racial representation” is a must read. more »»

Remembering Lincoln, ‘my favorite president’

February 21, 2016 President Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, on Feb. 12, 1809. He lived in a one-room log cabin in New Salem, Illinois. He lived in poverty throughout his childhood. more »»

Local legislators show arrogance

February 19, 2016 Rep. John McGinnis’s recent characterization of Gov. Tom Wolf and his budget as “insolent” brings to mind another word — arrogant. more »»

Shuster isn’t conservative enough

February 19, 2016 Endorsements are not always what they appear to be. I recently received a political mailing from Rep. Bill Shuster stating that he is supported by Congressman Mark Meadows from North Carolina. more »»

More businesses should offer student discounts

February 18, 2016 More businesses in Altoona should consider giving discounts to Penn State Altoona students with the presence of their student ID because it will boost their sales. more »»

Statistics support raising legal smoking age

February 17, 2016 I agree with the Washington Observer-Reporter’s piece, published in the Mirror, on pushing for the increase of the legal smoking age to 21. more »»

Financial consideration shouldn’t guide divorce

February 17, 2016 I believe it is time for a change to the severely outdated laws regarding divorce and spousal support/alimony pendente lite. more »»

FAIRtax program needs implemented

February 15, 2016 We’ve heard it all before. Most of the presidential candidates promise us, “We’re going to reform taxes.” Some flat-tax enthusiasts even promise us, “I’m going to get rid of the IRS. more »»

Keeping an eye on Obama’s future

February 15, 2016 President Obama has sold out Israel in the past, and especially with the Iranian so-called nuclear deal, and has otherwise ignored Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. more »»

Canoe Creek project a community asset

February 13, 2016 Rails to Trails of Central PA would like to thank PennDOT District 9, Blair County commissioners and Frankstown Township supervisors for their recent financial commitments to make the Canoe Creek... more »»

‘Proactive policing’ being taken too far

February 12, 2016 In the article written by Lauren Handley regarding underage drinking off-campus at Penn State Altoona, police claim that since the beginning of the semester, parties have restarted and the drug and... more »»

President’s clout limited by law

February 12, 2016 American Democracy works as dictated by the constitution of the United States. The president cannot make laws. more »»

Guns’ role in violence cannot be sold short

February 11, 2016 This is in response to Shirley Grenoble’s article commenting on the letter submitted by Matthew Stachmus that the government is out to take guns away from individuals. more »»

‘Honor all servicemen’

February 11, 2016 God bless Frank Benfatta for his letter that remembered the heroic chaplains on the USS Dorchester, Feb. 3, 1943, and for remembering Al Mannochio, also. more »»

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