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Editorials

Shortage of school bus drivers will continue without better bahavior

If parents and guardians aren’t concerned about their school district’s busing contractor having a shortage of drivers, they ought to be. Drivers who transport children to and from classes and extracurricular activities are a vital component of every school system, as essential as ...

Communism fails again – why do so many still support it?

“Americans flee democracy — headed to communist Cuba in mass numbers in support of Castro regime!” Have you seen that headline on any newspaper? Neither have we. But, while the Cubans yearn for freedom, and wave our flag proudly and patriotically, we hear the insistence that Socialism ...

Democrats desperate to prevent reforms demanded by voters

We all know the parable of the child who, having not gotten his or her way on the playground, chooses to take the ball and go home. Apparently, those children grew up to be Texas Democrats. More than a week ago, a majority of legislators from that party fled the state, denying Republicans, ...

Blood is in short supply – the Red Cross needs your help. Please donate

Most of us are looking for something to do to celebrate summer — a relatively normal summer, at that. There are camps, vacations, home improvement projects, fairs and festivals ... plenty to occupy active families. Consider adding something else to the list: become a blood donor. The need ...

Clear-bag policies trickling down to high schools with good reason

It’s been a few years since pro sports venues, and then colleges, first implemented restrictions on the types of bags and backpacks that fans are allowed to carry into the stadium. The policy is trickling downward, with Altoona Area School District recently implementing such a policy for ...