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Our Opinion | July 23, 2014
Bond rating downgrade reveals pols’ failures, will hit taxpayers
Most homeowners, and certainly most prospective home buyers, know the importance of their credit score. A low score tells banks there’s a higher risk in making a loan, so the interest rate will be higher to reflect the repayment risk.

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Our Opinion | July 22, 2014
Western Pa. atrocity of war left its mark on Washington
In the interest of preserving and appreciating our Pennsylvania heritage, a couple of footnotes might be added to Sunday’s front-page story about the weekend re-enactment of the Battle of Jumonville Glen. The F and I Grant Encampment of military re-enactors staged the battle at the Portersville Steam Show grounds on Route 19, near the Lawrence-Butler county border.

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Our Opinion | July 21, 2014
Senator’s vote overturns Gov. Casey’s pro-life legacy
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey wants it both ways.

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Our Opinion | July 19, 2014
Cheers & Jeers ...
Cheers and speedy get-well wishes to Blade, the Butler police K-9 dog that sustained an injury Wednesday night while taking down a suspected burglar.

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Our Opinion | July 18, 2014
Add state lawmakers behind two notorius votes to ‘wall of shame’
This week, the portraits of three former state lawmakers received new identifying text below the paintings.

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Our Opinion | July 17, 2014
High stakes in talk about privatizing county prison
Some observers of Butler County government might detect an eerie sense of déjà vu lately. They’ll note how Monday’s page-one story, discussing the possibility of privatizing the county prison, resembles the first reports that surfaced a year ago about the potential sale of Sunnyview, the county’s nursing home.

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