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Contracts, state law shoulddictate comp time policy
It’s a good thing the Butler County commissioners backed away from their intention to eliminate compensatory time off for employees working overtime.
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Churches need to consider their security shortcomings
It was a senseless, evil act June 17 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. Nine people in a prayer service were shot and killed, including the senior pastor, state Sen. Clementa C. Pinckney. A 10th victim survived.
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Ruling on redistricting could improve elections
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions on ObamaCare and same-sex marriage got nearly all the media and public attention. But the court decided other issues, supporting the use of lethal injection when states impose the death penalty and curbing the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to limit emissions from power plants.
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Unteach racism
I believe if all leaders and influential people would spread the word to everyone they can, especially to the younger generation, that all races’ lives matter, instead of making it sound as though their race is being persecuted by the other, just maybe this conflict would completely change for the better. I bet that the American people would be more united than we ever were.
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Foster will be missed
As a volunteer nurse at the Community Health Clinic, I must take issue with Donna Croft’s letter (“Unhappy volunteer”, June 28). The writer should not presume to speak for all of the volunteers when sharing her perspective on the unfortunate resignation of director Cece Foster.
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Energy independence
Pennsylvania remains the only state involved in the “shale revolution” without a severance tax on its natural gas drilling. This lack of a severance tax results in year after year of lost revenue.
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Worst in U.S. diplomatic history
WASHINGTON — The devil is not in the details. It's in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Obama's fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve detente with a fanatical Islamist regime whose foundational purpose is to cleanse the Middle East of the poisonous corruption of American power and influence.
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Congress tries to run a railroad
Ever since the deadly derailment of Amtrak’s Northeast Regional Train 188 in Philadelphia, some members of Congress have demanded to know why the nation’s railroads haven’t finished installing the high-tech equipment that might have prevented the crash.
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Pennsylvania occupies a unique nexus in the nation’s ongoing transition from dirty to cleaner power generation.
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GOP candidates miscalculate on ACA
Displaying unanimous views and questionable political judgment, Republican presidential candidates greeted the Supreme Court’s latest ruling upholding Obamacare with yet another vow to “repeal and replace” President Barack Obama’s signature achievement.
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