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Today’s students face too much stress

November 14, 2014 Emotions are something that every person has, whether they show it or not. Teenagers have emotions. Unfortunately, a lot of these emotions are sad, irritated and angry. more »»

Notable achievement by two in honor guard

November 14, 2014 The Blair County Veterans’ Honor Guard has set a new record for this Veterans Day with two of its most dedicated members, Clair Harr and Ray Glass, receiving their 600 Military Funeral Honors... more »»

Ohio shooting smacks of racism

November 12, 2014 On Aug. 5, police shot a 22-year-old African-American to death as he was shopping at Wal-Mart outside Dayton, Ohio. The shooting was caught on Wal-Mart’s security cameras. more »»

Take private money out of our elections

November 10, 2014 They say Republicans and Democrats can’t agree on anything, but the topic of money in elections is agreed by each party member in a vast majority of public polls that money should be taken out of... more »»

More than lip service needed to stop bullying

November 9, 2014 I am a clinical counselor in Blair County and have, in the past year or so, noted a sharp increase of children and teens whose parents have brought them to me for help with intense situational... more »»

Oust PSU ‘scoundrels’

November 8, 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, there are pirates among us — and they need to be remove. more »»

Double standard?

November 8, 2014 I know this will get me a lot of hate mail, but I wonder if the Pennsylvania State Police would put out millions of dollars and tens of thousands of man hours to find the killer of an every day... more »»

Something smells in Hollidaysburg

November 7, 2014 The Hollidaysburg Borough Council has been making a lot of news lately, and residents should be very concerned. more »»

Nice touch

November 7, 2014 My compliments to the writer who did the editorial last Thursday about the adult looking back on the Halloween night of his youth. This was like a page out of Jean Shepard’s “Christmas Story. more »»

Obama’s approach in Israel unacceptable

November 6, 2014 I have read and watched as Hamas and other terrorists, along with President Obama, want Israel to give up half of their capital, Jerusalem. more »»

Use computer for oldies

November 6, 2014 I am responding to the Oct. 31 letter by Joseph Mangiacarne (“Need more oldies.”) If you own and operate a computer or have someone in the family who does, your problems are ove. more »»

Courthouses should be built more modestly

November 4, 2014 Why do we pay property taxes? To make sure those huge, outdated, taxpayer money pits — stone courthouses, domed buildings in Harrisburg, other government relics — stay up. more »»

Memorable evening

November 4, 2014 I enjoyed the Navy Band, Commodores Jazz Ensemble on Oct. 28 at the Hollidaysburg Senior High. What a wonderful support from our area for this awesome concert. more »»

Turn up the heat on our politicians

November 1, 2014 Grilling at high temperatures tends to burn off the fat and leave the meat. more »»

Need more oldies

October 31, 2014 I am writing this letter in reference to the radio broadcasters in the Altoona area, FM and AM. I wish they would get on the stick. more »»

Voter ID necessary

October 30, 2014 What country does Mark Stephens live in? Voter ID — a scheme, really? You need ID to write a check, to open a bank account, apply for food stamps/welfare that this Democratic president is so fond... more »»

Property owners punished by state

October 29, 2014 I think the article in the Mirror (Oct. 1) was a good one and it needs implemented, not ignored. more »»

PSU needed FBI to take over investigation

October 29, 2014 I would like to know why taxpayers are still having to pay the wages of some political figures after they have been caught doing something wrong or obscen. more »»

Study commission favors home rule; vote no

October 28, 2014 If a citizen wants to know the real reason why the commission members are favoring the passage of the home rule charter, they only have to look at the last sentence in the second paragraph of the... more »»

Grateful for response

October 28, 2014 I would like to publicly acknowledge the Altoona Police Department and emergency personnel for the great job they all did on the night of Oct. 17. more »»

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