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Gift to BC3 a reminder about community pride, giving back
When talking about his $1 million donation to Butler County Community College at a ceremony Tuesday, Robert Heaton offered a few thoughts worth remembering, about hard work, community pride and giving back.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Park trail not worth it
I read in the Butler Eagle recently that the Butler County commissioners are seeking a state grant to pay for the development of a trail in Alameda Park. The commissioners are submitting an application to the state Department of Community & Economic Development for $250,000. The county would be obligated to spend $50,000 to receive the grant.
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City mistakes costly
Years of bad decisions concerning downtown Butler have made it what it is today. Those bad decisions range from building the county prison downtown to failing to preserve some of the businesses that made the town unique.
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Government fails us
There are a variety of groups, such as Wounded Warriors, raising money for veterans and their families. What is the government’s obligation here? It’s always the people who help these causes.
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The nation’s retreat from a maniacal and misguided mission to arrest and imprison our way out of our illegal drug problem has taken another important step.
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A Gaza tale the world has yet to grasp
Inhumanity in Gaza is happening right before our eyes — and the whole world is watching.
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U.S. actions in WWI set its reputation
“The Great War” and “The war to end all war” proved to be neither. The conflict that would bleed to death some of Earth’s proudest empires — while killing 16.5 million soldiers and civilians — later would be christened World War I to distinguish it from the next, even deadlier slaughter.
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Anti-poverty talk from conservative Paul Ryan is getting attention
Quick quiz: Which potential 2016 presidential candidate had this to say about federal anti-poverty programs last week?.
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VA reform bill welcome, but it must go beyond more money
In a rare display of compromise, Senate and House negotiators Tuesday agreed to a $17 billion bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill is expected to be approved by Congress before lawmakers leave for their summer recess and then quickly go to the president for his signature.
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