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Certificate rules wrong

July 19, 2016 Produce certificates: I get them, but anymore it is not worth it. It used to be when you got them, you could use them on tomatoes from anywher. more »»

Leiden treated unfairly

July 19, 2016 My name is Bob Sigrist. I was president, Altoona Catholic High School Class of 1959. more »»

GOP voters turn backs on Bushism

July 19, 2016 Much of post-Cold War dogma being repudiated by Republicans Neither George W. Bush, the Republican Party nominee in 2000 and 2004, nor Jeb, an early 2016 candidate are in Cleveland. more »»

Running toward oblivion

July 19, 2016 The first “presidential” test in public for every nominee for the White House is the selection of a vice presidential running mate. more »»

Guns don’t make people safer

July 18, 2016 There is a major misconception that carrying guns will keep you safe. ABC News conducted a study in 2009 to find the truth. more »»

Good things happen

July 18, 2016 There are terrible things happening in the world, but there are also good things happening. My husband and I went to breakfast at Perkins last week, and the waitress said, “Your meal is paid. more »»

Terminology off

July 18, 2016 In the July 7 edition of the Altoona Mirror on Page 2, the caption on the Fresh Air child had homecoming from “Bronx Borough.” One says, “the Bronx” or “the Borough of the Bron. more »»

Help stop drug abuse

July 16, 2016 I moved to Altoona a little over a year ago to get help for addiction. I have found that there are a lot of opportunities in the area to assist me and my needs. more »»

Tax bill doubles

July 15, 2016 I only want to say thank you Blair County for doubling my taxes. I expected an increase but not double. Unbelievable. more »»

Doesn’t make sense

July 15, 2016 I would like to point out a reassessment irony. The county reassesses my house at X. Then more than doubles my taxes to Y, automatically devaluing my house to Z(ero). more »»

Philly archbishop’s rules ridiculous

July 15, 2016 After reading the Philadelphia archbishop’s pastoral guidelines, I can only say it left me in a state of disbelie. more »»

Bias clearly evident at Senate hearing

July 14, 2016 I am stunned by the events on June 13 in Harrisburg. I expected a fair hearing on House Bill 1947. What I witnessed was a comedy of errors and outright collusion. more »»

Service commended

July 14, 2016 I was privileged to attend another Blair Memorial Service honoring our fallen police officers on June 16. I appreciated each of them, but this was one of the best so far. more »»

Attitudes about gambling have changed

July 13, 2016 Maybe someone in Harrisburg can answer a question. Many years ago I used to work in a bar as a bartender. Back then the bars would sneak in so-called “poker machine. more »»

Don’t fall for IRS scam

July 13, 2016 Many people in our area may be receiving multiple automated calls, about the Internal Revenue Service putting law suits against them. They will give you a number to call; do not do this. more »»

Lifetime limits

July 12, 2016 After reading several articles about the grand jury report of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, I believe that the statute of limitations on sexual crimes against minors needs to be reforme. more »»

Bicyclists ignore law

July 12, 2016 In the July 3 edition of the Mirror was an article by bicyclist to remind drivers that the law requires them to give bicyclists a 4-foot clearance when passing. more »»

Concert shows ‘high standard of excellence’

July 11, 2016 I just got home from attending the 28th Infantry Division Band Concert at The Mishler Theatre sponsored by Blair County Arts Foundation. It was a very enjoyable evening titled, “A Night at the Movies. more »»

Reins need kept on government

July 11, 2016 It is said that “Freedom isn’t free.” Yet, we have all heard, “I will gladly give up some freedoms to feel safe. more »»

Remaining true to Catholic faith

July 9, 2016 As a Catholic in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, I, with so many others of my faith, have been scandalized and demoralized by the horrendous crimes perpetrated by the leaders of our church. more »»

 
 
 

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