The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 19 Sep 2014 03:25:26 EDTFri, 19 Sep 2014 03:25:26 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssStop passing buckhttp://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/594038.htmlI live in the east end of the city. The homes are all older and well taken care of except one. The city has lots of nice neighborhoods, but the older ones are being let go.Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTEducation's big businesshttp://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/594039.htmlThe Altoona Area School District's 2014-15 budget had a huge increase in spending, about $11 million.Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTGlory, Glory, Hallelujah!http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/593900.htmlI was appalled by the actions of our elected Altoona councilmen after a presentation by Tom Martin on behalf of the AWA. The citizens had better take note of what happened after Martin's presentation.Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTUnions can't count on our elected officialshttp://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/593808.htmlI 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. John McGinnis and state Sen.Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTCongress has lost touch with average Americanhttp://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/593809.htmlHave 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? Have you ever thought, it's just as...Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT