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Cheers and hugs for Baby. The 6-year-old Chihuahua had been missing for two weeks since her beloved owner, 79-year-old Elmer C. Goettel of Carrick, died on Easter night, April 5, in a pickup crash on Interstate 79 in Lancaster Township.
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I attended the April 20 conditional use hearing for the Briston natural gas well pad on Dutchtown Road in Butler Township. A number of residents from the Dutchtown Road area spoke of their concerns to the township commissioners.
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Butler County Against Heroin Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that hosts the Stand Tall program in our public schools. The drug and alcohol prevention program is presented in the seventh through 12th grades. You can visit our website at standtallbutlercounty.org.
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Reassessment truth
A reply to Cheryl Whitehouse (“Other views stupid?” April 21) and reassessment.
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Iran nuke deal: A sucker by design
When Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks, the world should listen.
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A Graham candidacy’s fun factor
In 1994, Lindsey Graham, then a 39-year-old South Carolina legislator, ran for Congress in a district that he said had not elected a Republican since Union guns made it do so during Reconstruction. He promised that in Washington he would be “one less vote for an agenda that makes you want to throw up.
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Hillary can change the conversation
The discussion of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy has, so far, thoroughly explored her video announcement, restaurant choices, clothes, health, ethics and, of course, husband. Relative little attention has been devoted to her ideas — or the ones that should animate her campaign. The easiest way for Clinton to change the conversation would be to put out some big policy proposals.
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New study suggests ACA reforms need more work
The latest data measurement of Obamacare shows the health care reform is falling short of its objective: Health-care consumers and providers in 2014 both felt the squeeze of rising health-care costs, with out-of-pocket expenses for patients rising 11 percent.
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