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Another tone-deaf public statement by Wendy Bell
By the time the shooting stopped in Wilkinsburg on March 9, five adults and an unborn child were dead. Forty-nine shots had been fired; one of the victims had 50 holes in her body, as bullets from the AK-47 assault rifle used at close range penetrated multiple people.
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Fattah verdict shows need for new Democratic leaders
It somehow seems par for the course.
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Vote for integrity
When voting in the forthcoming presidential election, please remember the words of former President Dwight Eisenhower:
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A life-and-death issue
William J. Smith (“Hillary’s example”, June 19) is so correct about Kim Geyer, Leslie Osche and Michelle Mustello praising the Planned Parenthood advocate Hillary Clinton.
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Great response
The BlueSox Boosters would like to thank everyone who participated in our food drive for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
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Dislike of seniors
Why do our Pennsylvania lawmakers and the Butler School Board dislike senior citizens? Don’t they realize we are their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and neighbors? Why do they constantly pass laws that punish us?
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State health and education officials are right to tighten rules on vaccine requirements for public school children. Here’s the question, though. Why is the process taking so long?
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Sotomayor disputes police powers to detain
In what’s being touted as a turning point in the way the Supreme Court considers the factor of race in the criminal justice system, Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday delivered a scathing dissent in Utah vs. Strieff, a 4th Amendment case about police searches.
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Why Trump might win Western Pa.
Voters like Chris Coughenour, a Pittsburgh-area truck driver, may represent presidential candidate Donald Trump’s biggest challenge. Those like Cherie Spena, a hair stylist, and Brian Easter, a limo driver, are his best hope.
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When more than half of people who need mental health care can’t or don’t get it — as is true in the U.S. — other problems arise. For sufferers, these include physical illness, lost earnings, substance abuse and suicide. For society, there is greater crime and homelessness.
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‘Radical Islamic terrorism’ is wrong
I agreed with opinions faulting Attorney General Loretta Lynch for releasing a transcript of the Orlando shooter’s 911 call that blacked out his statements of loyalty to the Islamic State. Lynch said she was trying to avoid giving him the propaganda juice he had been looking for.
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