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Beautiful tones

May 19, 2014 Area folks missed an excellent concert by Sandy Harteis with the warm tones by bass-baritone Jesse Neace. more »»

Teachers can offer safety net through open door

May 17, 2014 The key ingredient to school safety lies in the hands of each classroom teacher. more »»

The president and country need backbone

May 15, 2014 The United States has a critical credibility problem, at home and abroad. more »»

Shuster supports safety for volunteers

May 15, 2014 Volunteer firefighters are fortunate to have Congressmen Bill Shuster as our representative in Washington. His support of emergency responders is unwavering. more »»

‘Little bit of news’ should still be free

May 15, 2014 Thanks for doing all of us a big favor on the Internet. It’s pretty bad when you have to start charging your Internet readers $20 a month for a little bit of news each da. more »»

Climate change views go against science

May 15, 2014 Sunny days, budding flowers and bursting trees show nature coming alive again in all its beauty. more »»

Voter ID criticisms are reverse racism

May 14, 2014 Well, everyone seems to be offended by something, and I have finally had enough. I was offended by the political cartoon in the April 19 Mirror. more »»

Administration needs to get pipeline rolling

May 14, 2014 On Good Friday, a holiday weekend, the Obama administration released a statement that the State Department would be putting on hold indefinitely a decision on the Keystone Pipeline. more »»

Medical marijuana is a smokescreen

May 13, 2014 Recently, the issue of legalizing marijuana has been widely publicized. more »»

Represent the poor

May 13, 2014 I think it’s funny when you hear our elected officials lie to all of us, then they all act as if they know what the people need but yet they are doing what’s best for them and their pockets. more »»

Staffing shortage plagues nursing

May 12, 2014 National Nurses Week is wrapping up. It’s a time when we celebrate the hard work and dedication of nurses everywhere who have answered the call of caring for those in need. more »»

It’s a special day; ‘bless all the mothers’

May 11, 2014 Mothers come in many forms and sizes. Some teenagers, who are still babies themselves, get caught up in the fast living society of today. more »»

Setting record straight

May 10, 2014 The Blair County Tea Party does not endorse candidates. Although Rep. more »»

Vote to keep Shuster because of his record

May 9, 2014 I would like to point out a few of Rep. Bill Shuster’s accomplishments: Twelve years ago, he helped to save the Van Zandt VA Medical Center’s more than 500 jobs. more »»

Nursing experience sets Ward apart

May 9, 2014 Without any hesitation, Judy Ward is THE best candidate running for state representativ. more »»

Voting Shuster out a short-sighted strategy

May 8, 2014 A recent mailer, “40 YEARS OF SHUSTER FAMILY RULE,” is inappropriat. more »»

Judy Ward will fight for local families

May 8, 2014 I am supporting Judy Ward for State Representative. My family and I have been friends of the Ward family since we moved to this area 23 years ag. more »»

Ward dedicated to all undertakings

May 8, 2014 Veterans want someone to represent them who supports the Second Amendment, is a NRA sport shooter who opposes gun control and knows the sacrifice veterans make. more »»

Ward’s background makes her ideal choice

May 8, 2014 This letter is written in support of Judy Ward, Republican candidate for State Representative in the 80th District. I have known Judy for over 20 years. more »»

Don’t let your vote be swayed by commercials

May 7, 2014 As a senior citizen, I’ve lived through numerous elections. Here are some credible things to consider when voting for a candidate. more »»

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