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Unions can’t count on our elected officials

September 16, 2014 I was recently asked by the Mirror what some of the detractors to the union movement would be, and I explained that I felt the state legislators in the Altoona area (state Rep. more »»

Congress has lost touch with average American

September 16, 2014 Have you ever watched a broadcast from Congress on C-SPAN when during an impassioned oration by one of our windbag representatives about some pet project, the camera pans across rows of empty seats?... more »»

City Council should keep water system

September 15, 2014 Keep our water as is. It seems like a no-brainer that if the City of Altoona can get out of financial trouble and keep the water authority as is, that would be what is best. more »»

America needs to mind its own business

September 15, 2014 I want people to know where ISIS came from. President Obama aided the rebels in Syria against President Assad, and they became ISIS. more »»

Keep control of authority

September 13, 2014 As a taxpayer, citizen, and employee of the Altoona Water Authority, I would like to write a few words as an appeal to our city councilmen. In 1988, I was a young family man with a 2-year-old son. more »»

‘We work for the rich’

September 12, 2014 The United States has become a plutocracy, which defines a society ruled and dominated by the small minority of the wealthiest citizens. Our politicians do not work for the common ma. more »»

PSU still needs time for scars to heal

September 11, 2014 Like so many other times of strife in our culture, the Penn State firestorm resulted in collateral burns. more »»

Condition upsetting

September 11, 2014 We recently visited the Rose Hill Cemetery in Altoona. We were appalled at the total neglect throughout the cemetery. more »»

Letter unfair to Shuster

September 10, 2014 A letter, written by Stephen LoRusso and appearing in the Aug. more »»

Obama’s war against us

September 9, 2014 The Supreme Court ruling favoring Hobby Lobby’s position — the right to not pay for Obamacare regulations that offended their religious beliefs — angered Obama and the Democratic senators. more »»

Seeking veterans to join Altoona post

September 8, 2014 The A&J Iaia Post 827 is searching for new members. The post is the last one in Altoona, and we have a little over 200 members. more »»

Salvation Army can use help

September 8, 2014 When you are at home and have nothing to do, why not clean out your closets to donate everything you can to the Salvation Army for people who are poor? Right now the Salvation Army needs help. more »»

Don’t text and drive

September 6, 2014 I saw you texting and driving on Labor Day. Yes, you. I was in the next lane — the car beside yours. Only you didn’t know I saw you because you were busy texting. more »»

Taxing to comprehend

September 6, 2014 Congratulations to the residents of Ebensburg for being the first local municipality to have a stormwater management project tax or fee, which sounds so much nicer. more »»

Don’t sell water

September 5, 2014 I have lived in Altoona for all of my life and think that City Council will be making a big mistake if it sells off our water system. more »»

True teamwork

September 5, 2014 There have been many headlines and discussions lately about race relations. I would like to contribute the following experience that took place near the Bedford turnpike exchang. more »»

Eisenhower showed how to handle immigration

September 2, 2014 The last time that our government actually, correctly and decisively dealt with illegal immigration was 60 years ago during the 1950s, when five-star general and Former Supreme Allied Commander... more »»

Harrisburg needs to help fight blight

August 29, 2014 I’ve asked members of city government to show concern about blight. None have until Aug. 6. Mayor Matthew Pacifico and Director Lee Slusser came to my neighborhood and took a tou. more »»

Seeing through lawsuit vs. NCAA

August 28, 2014 Do not be fooled: Jake Corman is no champion of the truth. more »»

Address mental health

August 27, 2014 The recent article in the Mirror — “Behavioral health building planned” (for the Van Zandt VA Medical Center) — is great news. more »»

 
 
 

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