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PA’s new school funding formula isn’t a panacea
State legislators have struck a blow in favor of public education in Pennsylvania. They’re in the process of dramatically changing the way money is funneled to public school districts across the state, and that’s a good thing.
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TSA shake-up needed, but so is full funding from ticket fee
Summer vacation season creates a travel surge that can bring higher gas prices with more people driving on the highways. Summer travel can also mean more crowds at resorts and state and national parks.
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Letters to the Editor

Dangerous turn
Regarding the Keck Road-Route 422 auto accident that took the life of Judith Fry (“Residents fear more deadly wrecks”, May 18, Page 1).
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Wrong lesson
Regarding the April 26 Associated Press article “Guard stops 9-11 choir.” This story has troubled me from the time I first read it. The Sept. 11 memorial officials correctly said their guard should not have stopped the school choir from singing the national anthem. Free speech is one of the most precious of the rights of man.
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Respect RTK laws
Since former Chief Clerk Amy Wilson’s departure Jan. 4, Butler County’s fulfillment of Right to Know requests has been a disaster. It appears Commissioner Leslie Osche and gang want to discourage anyone from requesting relevant information.
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Three volleys, not 21
On Monday, America will again commemorate Memorial Day — a day to remember the almost million military men who have died in wars since this country was conceived.
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Democrats shouldn’t panic over polls
Democrats hoped this presidential election would be a cakewalk. In their eyes, the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, spent most of the spring alienating big chunks of the electorate, beginning with women. Meanwhile, the presumptive Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, has run a careful, well-funded, well-honed campaign. What could go wrong?
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Do conservatives believe in bias?
A funny thing happened when conservative media leaders met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week. The summit was meant to quell right-wing anger over news reports that the site’s “trending topics” links are chosen by curators with a liberal bias. It was Facebook’s effort at transparency.
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Pity John Koskinen, who agreed to take one of the worst jobs in America and is now being punished for it.
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