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Cheers to the teachers and students at Seneca Valley schools for putting a new twist on a lesson in charity: They produced some of the foods — and the dishes — for a recent soup dinner benefit.
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Obama picked TV audience for address on immigration
There were four distinct audience groups Thursday night when President Barack Obama delivered a prime-time address about immigration policy and his go-it-along program to reform it.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Priorities in doubt
Two recent items in the Eagle leave me wondering about the priorities of your publication.
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Limit bus rides
As a parent, I am troubled that Butler School Board members say they prefer realignment plans that will split up the K-6 school arrangement in the elementary schools. Instead, they favor shutting down neighborhood elementary schools and busing students to either a K-3 or K-4 arrangement, with grades 4-6 or 5-6 transferred to the junior high school.
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Marcellus facts
A recent letter to the editor from Len Schoettker is riddled with misinformation and claims that simply run contrary to the facts. Eagle readers and my neighbors in Butler County deserve accurate information, not rhetoric designed to divide this community and instill fear.
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Not so lopsided
We eligible voters are often chided — and rightly so — for failing to exercise our blood-bought freedom to choose our leaders at the polls. Only 45 percent of eligible Butler Countians participated in the recent general election.
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The contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline was not laid to rest when the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to kill it.
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U.S.-China deal: Climate pact swindle
WASHINGTON — Historic. Such is the ubiquitous description of the climate agreement recently announced in Beijing between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in which China promised for the first time to cap carbon emissions.
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Time has come for online sales tax
WASHINGTON — With Congress back for its lame duck session, there’s an issue that has been lingering for more than 20 years that needs to finally be resolved — requiring online merchants to collect sales tax the same as local stores.
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Why did Cosby accusers wait so long?
I know that the nuns who had custody of my conscience for 12 long years will be hanging their heads about this, but I’ve come to the conclusion that you can actually be too compassionate. While it’s always good to reach out to the suffering, there are times when you have to say, “Sorry, but you waited too long. I can’t help you now.”
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