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'Daily Rags' are Community Treasures

To the Editor: Never has there been more information available at our fingertips. Given a computer and an internet connection, anyone can read and produce material for the world to view. Amidst that sea of oftentimes contradictory... — Updated 5/28/2020


Gov. Wolf's May 11 Remarks on Staying the Course, Following the Law

Editor’s Note: The Hollidaysburg Herald believes in letting people speak for themselves, in their own voices. This applies to residents of the Cove and elected officials whose decisions can affect the Cove. Whether we agree or... — Updated 5/14/2020


So Many to Thank … Don't Forget Local Government

By DAVID M. SANKO Executive Director Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors Pennsylvania Local Government Week is April 6-10, and we can think of no better time to recognize our townships, which are on the front lines of... — Updated 4/6/2020


Voting by Mail is No Longer the Exception

By STATE SEN. WAYNE FONTANA D-Allegheny County As this frightening pandemic affects every facet of our lives, more and more citizens are doing what they can to keep safe by staying at home, practicing social distancing and keeping... — Updated 4/6/2020


NFIB Statement on Small Businesses Being Shut Out of Paycheck Protection Program Loans

The NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, on April 3 issued the following statement from NFIB President Brad Close in response to the rollout of the Paycheck Protection Program loans: “We are hearing... — Updated 4/6/2020

 By Lois Kaneshiki    Opinion

Keeping Democracy Healthy ... Locally

By I feel compelled to respond to Lee Hamilton’s piece entitled “How do We Keep Our Democracy Healthy?” (Print edition, Herald of Dec. 19, 2019) because this is an area in which I have taken great interest for over two... — Updated 4/2/2020


What You Smell Is Rotten Politics In The Courthouse

By JOHN KASUN I read with amusement the opinion of Rick Boston, staff writer, in the Jan. 16, 2020, edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald. Boston's column stressed the required cohesiveness of the Blair County Board of... — Updated 1/30/2020


The President is Not Above the Law

To the Editor: Pity poor, pathetic Donald Trump. The man has been a fraud and a cheat for his entire life but has always managed to avoid paying the consequences for his serial lawlessness. Oh, sure, there were the $2 million fine... — Updated 12/26/2019


Blair County Home Rule: Its Status and Its Biggest Obstacle

OPINION Postponement of the home rule referendum effort has become necessary for two primary reasons. One is that other duties and primarily the time needed for completion of the courthouse restoration project before the end of... — Updated 8/15/2019


They Dared Insult the Honor of This Man?

OPINION I’d like to offer a different perspective on the recent appearance of Robert Mueller before the U.S. House of Representatives in late July. Millions of words have been exchanged about Mueller and his famous report, but th... — Updated 8/15/2019

 By Lois Kaneshiki    Opinion

Can a School District Get Rid of Common Core Math? Hollidaysburg Might Find Out

We have been told over and over that we cannot get rid of Common Core at the school district level. These standards were adopted “voluntarily” by the states and nailed in by federal reporting standards. However, several events... — Updated 7/24/2019


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