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Sprinkler, smoke alarm systems save lives

April 22, 2014 In the first three months of 2014, Pennsylvania has lost 51 of its residents to the ravages of fire. more »»

Some points missed

April 22, 2014 The gentleman who wrote “Into the Abyss,” titled Soylent Green movie, only touched on one part of the movie. He failed to point out what leads up to parts of the movie. more »»

Enjoying digital Mirror

April 22, 2014 Forty years ago, I started delivering the Altoona Mirror. It was my first job and taught me responsibility and the value of a dollar. more »»

Voter ID appropriate

April 21, 2014 Showing identification to vote is not wrong or too much to ask when you go to the poll. more »»

Protect our own turf

April 21, 2014 In the light of recent developments related to the unrest in Ukraine, our nation should have an open discussion about our military’s presence on foreign soil and the purpose it serves. more »»

Fair reimbursement should be priority

April 20, 2014 Critical in-home care for more than 50,000 seniors, adults with disabilities and children with complex medical conditions is in danger because of inadequate Medicaid reimbursement rates that severel... more »»

Shuster family dedicated to service

April 19, 2014 Shame on Art Halvorson. If candidate Halvorson wants to criticize Bill Shuster with the ridiculous claim that he’s not a conservative, I guess that’s politics. more »»

Trip to student’s funeral shows true PSU spirit

April 19, 2014 I am writing to commend Penn State Altoona Chancellor Lori Bechtel-Wherry, Dean Ken Womack and the students who traveled to Floral Park, N.Y., to attend the wake and funeral of Marquise Braha. more »»

Ritchey has proven ability to get results

April 19, 2014 I am writing in support of Aaron Ritchey for the 80th District state house seat. more »»

Politicians coming out of hibernation

April 19, 2014 Wonder why Mr. Bill Shuster sends so much junk mail? If he is doing all he claims, he wouldn’t have to campaign. The people would vote for him. That isn’t the case though. more »»

Candidate has unique view of Penn State

April 18, 2014 During the past three years, Penn State alumni have witnessed the most incredible flurry of lawsuits in the University’s storied history. I want to tell you about one that had a happy ending. more »»

PSU board needs independent voice

April 18, 2014 I’m an alum, have two children at Penn State University and donate both my time and money. I’m invested functionally and emotionally with the university. more »»

Faculty member important addition

April 18, 2014 The presence of subject matter experts on a governing board is essential for an organization to succeed. more »»

Didn’t electric company make enough on usage?

April 17, 2014 One-time utility fee? I’m not sure I understand. When it is cold in January, or any other winter month, I use more electricity. When I use more electricity, I pay more on my bill. more »»

Shuster incorrect about Obamacare

April 17, 2014 Shuster’s television ads claim he knew Obamacare was the wrong path for health care reform from the beginning and voted 40-plus times to repeal/replace i. more »»

Medical, recreational pot use should be legal

April 16, 2014 Did you know that cannabis can help against cancer? Cannabis should be legal for medical, as well as, recreational use. According to Arjun Walia from collective-evolution . more »»

K-4 is taxpayer-funded babysitting program

April 16, 2014 Spring Cove School District is thinking about starting a K-4 program. They say it will lead to a higher quality of education. more »»

Toomey posture shows he’s drinking ‘tea’

April 15, 2014 Senator Pat Toomey could not care less about working families in Pennsylvania. As if I needed more reminding of that, he attempted to block an unemployment compensation package in the Senat. more »»

Avoid animal on menu

April 15, 2014 Is the Blockbuster “Noah” pro-animal? TV host Glenn Beck and other stalwarts of the Christian right have attacked the recent blockbuster “Noah” as being pro-animal and unfaithful to the Bibl. more »»

Antiquities Act an important tool

April 13, 2014 Thumbs down to Congressman Bill Shuster for voting to dismantle the Antiquities Act by voting for HR 1549. more »»

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