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Gov., Legislature must accept pension reality

June 8, 2015 It’s that time of year when public schools and also the state finalize their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. As usual, many schools come up short of money. more »»

Theater long overdue

June 6, 2015 What’s wrong with the new theater? I am writing this letter in response to Elizabeth K. more »»

Mental help available

June 6, 2015 I’d like to add support to the May 31 (Life) article “Lovato the face of mental health campaign. more »»

Santorum? Please

June 6, 2015 Look up the word arrogance in the dictionary. One of the definitions you will find should be a picture of Rick Santorum. more »»

Awareness, advocates needed to fight disease

June 4, 2015 The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and 15.7 million Alzheimer’s caregivers. more »»

Perfect hosts

June 4, 2015 Once again, the senior citizens of the area enjoyed a great evening of dancing, hosted by the Altoona Area High School students. more »»

Fairview Cemetery needs more attention

June 2, 2015 On May 18, we visited Fairview Cemetery to place flowers on grave sites of my grandparents, great-grandparents and uncles as we have done for years. more »»

Dodson deserves kudos

June 2, 2015 I am writing to express my appreciation for Joe Dodson, Hollidaysburg Borough Council Member, Hollidaysburg Area Public Library Board of Directors member, Hollidaysburg American Legion Post 516... more »»

Our money makes strange bedfellows

June 1, 2015 Last year, I submitted a letter to the Mirror asking, “Who does Bill Shuster represent?” To have said then that Rep. more »»

Representation lacks

May 30, 2015 Kudos to Kathleen Taylor for her well-written letter (April 14) exposing the lack of knowledge and the dislike of state Rep. John McGinnis and state Sen. John H. Eichel­berger, Jr., toward unions. more »»

Cut Congress perks

May 30, 2015 This is in response to the recent story about the Senate adopting a budget. This includes agencies and safety-net programs like Medicaid, food stamps, student aid and tax breaks for the poor. more »»

Shuster’s relationships raise red flags

May 29, 2015 On May 5, an opinion piece appeared in the Altoona Mirror about our Congressional Representative, Bill Shuster and his romantic relationship with an airline lobbyist, Shelley Rubino, vice president... more »»

Why another theater?

May 28, 2015 Seeing the new movie theater on Convention Center Boulevard being built, I am at a loss to understand why. We already have two movie theaters in this small town. more »»

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 »»

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