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Prisoner exchange keeps Obama in bad light

June 29, 2014 I hope anyone who reads this is paying attention to the situation concerning the exchange of one American soldier (who appears to be a deserter) for five — that’s right, five —top-ranking Taliban... more »»

Corbett would be wise to fund PlanCon

June 28, 2014 An article on the front page of the Altoona Mirror on June 1 was headlined by “Lack of funds hurting school. more »»

Response to Benghazi still riddled with lies

June 27, 2014 For all those out there who think that the Benghazi issue is a political stunt, I have a couple of questions that I would like to have answered, and I would hope that you do, too. more »»

Our country’s divisions at an all-time high

June 26, 2014 Today we face a choice for America’s future. more »»

EPA needs to restore Clean Water Act

June 25, 2014 The Bald Eagle Creek is a large part of the community here in Blair County. more »»

Sex-change ruling ‘slap in the face’

June 25, 2014 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services appeals board says there is no justification for a three-decade old agency rule excluding surgery for a sex change. more »»

Welcoming the girls of summer

June 25, 2014 The letter, written in my mother’s loopy backhand, is dated July 4, 1980. The outside of the card depicts a drawing of a chipmunk wearing a prairie dress and holding a bundle of mail. more »»

Keep chanting: ‘Hail to Redskins’

June 25, 2014 Push to eliminate team’s nickname carried too far The U.S. more »»

Tread (water) carefully

June 24, 2014 Here we go again. Didn’t we try this water authority thing back in 2005? We, the people of Altoona and Blair County, didn’t want it then, and we don’t want it now. more »»

Free speech should not be limited

June 24, 2014 What happened to our freedom of speech in this country? A person is not allowed to express their opinions about anything anymore without the possibility of losing their lifestyle or fear of getting... more »»

Affairs disheartening

June 23, 2014 Well, with all the shell games in Washington, can anyone uncover the truth in our current administration? Who gave the order to the military to stand down in Benghazi? Who came up with the lame... more »»

Listen to all sides

June 21, 2014 In response to Mr. more »»

Memorial Day missed

June 19, 2014 As a lifelong resident of Juniata and “self-proclaimed” mayor of Broadway, Memorial Day has always been my favorite day of the year. more »»

Vote on water proposal

June 19, 2014 How quickly we forget about those who lost their jobs, not to mention the well-respected pharmacy that lost a long-term contract, when some commissioners decided to sell Valley View Nursing Home to... more »»

Don’t punish objects

June 19, 2014 While any life that is lost due to violence is a great tragedy, there has to be equal thought given to each loss. On June 1, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg again called for more gun control. more »»

Claims unfounded

June 19, 2014 Once again the Altoona Mirror has opinionated on the rising costs of electricity “due to the use of natural gas versus coal.” Who is behind these false claims? King Coal, of course. more »»

‘Paycheck protection’ really anti-union

June 18, 2014 Why is it that if businesses want to come together to have a stronger voice, they join a chamber of commerce? If counties want a stronger voice in Harrisburg, they pay to belong to the County... more »»

Switch bothersome

June 17, 2014 Why is it that if someone is running for office for a specific party and loses the election, he decides to change parties to run on that ticket and perhaps win? Is there no loyalty to a specific... more »»

Answers still needed

June 17, 2014 I found the recent letter to the editor concerning the Benghazi tragedy somewhat offensive and full of political rhetoric, the same issue that writer seems to despis. more »»

Maintain local control of water system

June 16, 2014 I can’t believe the residents of Altoona and surrounding communities aren’t livid over the thought of leasing our water to an outside entity. more »»

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