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Rotary student exchange program changes lives, makes world better
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.”
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Parking resolution begins with better communication
Let’s try to simplify the Butler downtown parking debate by focusing on two questions: What’s it worth to you, and what are you willing to pay for it?
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Debt, deficit differ
Regarding the letter “Good news was buried” (Oct. 22) by Susan Stephenson.
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Great schools matter
What makes a community great? As an elected member of Cranberry Township’s board of supervisors, it’s a question I face all the time. Residents tell me they want to make sure Cranberry remains a place where employers want to locate and where people want to raise their families.
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No need for speed
I travel to and from work on one of Butler County’s busiest stretches of road, Route 8. Driving to work, my doctor’s office or other necessities requires me to use this bustling highway at least five times a week.
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Can’t argue with that
Over the long haul, writing political letters can be a humbling experience. One is foolish to expect plaudits in the aftermath of writing researched letters, but only harsh retaliation. Its purpose is legitimate debate, gathering facts to support one’s case.
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In what may be a hopelessly quixotic effort, supporters of the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program are trying to persuade Congress to renew its funding almost a year in advance — and in a lame-duck session. Nevertheless, lawmakers ought to heed that call.
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U.S. fight against Islamic State: a stalemate
The United States and its allies are no longer losing the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and in the Middle East, that counts as progress.
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If you’ve ever grumbled about paying for all those cable or satellite channels when you only watch a handful, last week brought good and potentially big news. Television networks HBO and CBS separately announced that they plan to offer an online version of their products that would be available to consumers even if they didn’t subscribe to cable or satellite.
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Losing faith in Obama, most of government
When presidents become unpopular, they are no longer welcome on the campaign trail. They’re trapped in Washington, watching their party abandon them. It happened to Lyndon B. Johnson, whose presidency collapsed amid protests over Vietnam. He left Washington only to visit his Texas ranch and assorted military bases, where he gave patriotic speeches to silent battalions.
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