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Campaign warning: job creation mostly beyond politicians’ power
With Election Day arriving Tuesday, political ads are everywhere and newspapers, television and radio feature interviews with candidates. A common theme will focus on the economy and jobs.
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Parking garage consensus is better late than never
It took a while to get there, but Butler’s city council and redevelopment and parking authorities appear finally to be on the same page with plans for the Centre City project’s parking garage.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Dangerous road wear
Over the past two years there has been an increasing number of accidents involving southbound vehicles on Route 308 due to a polished/defective road surface. In front of my home in northern Center Township, my wife and I counted 16 accidents within one year. We spoke about our concerns with the state troopers who responded to a couple of the accidents. They referred us to PennDOT.
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Restraint appreciated
Thank you to the Butler County Commissioners for not pouring hard-earned county tax dollars into the failing Kelly Autmotive Park. I have heard the recent rhetoric from Butler City and Township: taxpayers should contibute $100,000 annually to keep it from going broke.
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Coordinate planning
In an editorial cheer Oct. 26, the Eagle suggested the time may have arrived for a review and update of a unified regional strategy for community and economic development in Butler County. I agree. A plan of this sort is essential to our economic future and a sustainable expansion of business, manufacturing and employment opportunities.
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Law could do more to keep guns from kids
Gun people seem unhappy that every time there’s a mass shooting, I stubbornly want to talk about the tool that’s used in all the mass shootings.
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America’s epidemic of fear over Ebola
It’s unfashionable to express sympathy for politicians these days, but spare an ounce of charity for all those officeholders trying to come up with reassuring responses to the terrifying — but so far, exaggerated — problem of Ebola in the United States.
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The mandatory quarantine rule that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie imposed Friday to combat the spread of Ebola underscores the need to keep politics out of this important public health issue. Policy decisions on Ebola should be based on science, not fear.
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