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Nice that Reid stays in ‘Contact’

May 12, 2016 I just got home from a Mike Reid concert, and wow. It brought so many emotions home to me, including how much Altoona has affected a lot of us. Reid’s love for Altoona is heartwarming. more »»

Trump beats the alternative

May 12, 2016 Attention all Republicans who are not thrilled with Donald Trump being the GOP choice for president: Please do not stay away from the polls in Novembe. more »»

What Trump stands for is ‘Republic’s last hope’

May 11, 2016 Every media outlet and political party is on the bash Donald Trump train. Trump is bashed for wanting to invest in our military. more »»

Mandatory celibacy hurting Catholicism

May 11, 2016 My heart goes out to those who have suffered under the clergy abuse scandal, and for those dealing with the spiritual upheaval it has caused. more »»

Disregard for victims of abuse astounding

May 10, 2016 Editor’s note:?Because of several editing mistakes in this letter, which was published Saturday, the Mirror is printing it again. more »»

Disregard for victims of abuse astounding

May 7, 2016 I am absolutely appalled at the slanderous and ridiculous comments posed by Ms. Rose Burkhart, as stated in the letter to the editor (“Ward, McGinnis make right call”) published last week. more »»

Don’t speak for abuse victims

May 6, 2016 This letter is in response to Al Montanaro’s letter in the May 3 edition. I can’t help but wonder how much research he did before writing i. more »»

High-speed chases should be limited

May 6, 2016 I think it is time for all police departments to stop the high-speed chases. more »»

No beer at BJC

May 5, 2016 Concerning the online survey about selling beer at the Bryce Jordan Center, how about an easy response choice? No. more »»

Saying no on Curve subsidy

May 5, 2016 The Logan Township supervisors are deciding how and if to subsidize the repairs at Peoples Gas Field. more »»

Memo to AASD: Keep Kimmel open

May 5, 2016 A special public meeting of the Altoona Area Board of School Directors will be held on Monday, May 16, at 5:45 p.m. for the purpose of closing William P. Kimmel Alternative School. more »»

Survivors’ hope: All needed to end abuse

May 4, 2016 If anyone is under the impression that the Catholic church stands alone in its reputation for sexual abuse, cover-ups, and repeat offenses, they are mistaken. Unfortunately, no one is immune. more »»

Catholic church needs to ‘tell the whole truth’

May 3, 2016 The recent disclosure of the overwhelming number of molestations, cover-ups, settlements and payouts affecting Catholic school students in the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese is mind-boggling. more »»

No place for public profanity

May 2, 2016 I was sorry for the father and child who listened to obscene words from the jerks at Memorial Park in Juniata. Then I was angry when I read they directed their trash talk at the father and child. more »»

Ward, McGinnis make right call

April 30, 2016 Thank you, Rep. Judy Ward and Rep. John McGinnis for opposing revised legislation that extends the statute of limitations for certain less-than-murder crime. more »»

School property taxes cannot be eliminated

April 29, 2016 Once again there are rumblings in Harrisburg about pushing legislation some lawmakers and their allies say will eliminate all school property taxes. more »»

DAV transportation needs new vehicle

April 28, 2016 Most people are probably unaware of the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network. The DAV provides transportation for veterans who require treatment at VA facilities. more »»

Don’t stereotype need for pain meds

April 27, 2016 I am concerned about all the negativity being associated with prescription pain medication. I have chronic pain with an inoperable condition, which totally limits my quality of life. more »»

We need to care, rather than destroy

April 26, 2016 The performance by the Blair Concert Chorale on Saturday was enriching, enlightening and at the same time depressing. more »»

Succusion splash needs clarification

April 26, 2016 I typically find the health column by Dr. Keith Roach accurate, helpful and written in an understandable style. The column in the April 12 edition, I feel, may benefit from minor clarification. more »»

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