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Our Opinion | January 27, 2015
Good intentions don’t make ‘Silencing Act’ a good idea
Two wrongs don’t make a right, especially when they pertain to a convicted cop-killer and the Pennsylvania Legislature.

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Our Opinion | January 26, 2015
Mayor revisits suggestion to reassign desk sergeant
There’s a hint of déjà vu in the suggestion that the Butler Police Department should eliminate its desk sergeant position and free up another officer for routine patrols. But that’s not to say this old idea is a bad one.

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Our Opinion | January 24, 2015
Cheers & Jeers ...
Law enforcement officers in several departments across Butler County get a pat on the back for the arrest last week of David A. Morrow. Police say the 31-year-old Slippery Rock man has admitted to a multitude of burglaries at vacant homes sporting “for sale” signs out front.

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Our Opinion | January 23, 2015
One way or another, we all pay for fire protection
More needs to be said about a proposed overhaul of the mutual aid agreement between Butler Fire Department and the volunteer fire departments throughout Butler County.

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Our Opinion | January 22, 2015
Inmate drug treatment program has support, deserves extension
Most of the people in prison today have a drug problem, an alcohol problem or a mental health problem — sometimes all three. That’s true in just about any prison in the United States, and it’s true in Butler County.

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Our Opinion | January 21, 2015
Butler Twp. officials made correct housing decision
It’s no comfort to the homeowners living nearby, but the Butler Township commissioners made the correct choice Monday night when they unanimously approved a 50-unit subsidized housing complex on North Duffy Road.

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