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Highway safety is ongoing responsibility of everyone
“Slow down, save a life,”; “Buckle up”; “Alert today, alive tomorrow”; “Please drive safely.”
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BC3’s Heaton Commons shows learning a priority
Congratulations are in order for Butler County Community College as it prepares to open the Heaton Family Learning Commons about a week from now. The commons represents a $5 million upgrade of the previous John A. Beck Library.
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Power mongers
Some die-hard Republican elites in Washington wish to defund Trump so as to encourage Hillary’s election? Ask yourself why.
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Wrong buyer
The Butler School Board is completely inept at negotiating and fiscal management. When J.M. Beatty Furniture, a successful, tax-paying, for profit business offered $530,000 for Broad Street School, the board decided that the city needs a playground more than it needs the tax revenue and rejected the offer.
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Update the tax code
I have been reading in the Butler Eagle about the money problems Butler is experiencing. Butler has a shrinking real estate tax base because so many large buildings are being converted to nonprofit or other forms of tax-exempt buildings. The ratio of taxable real estate to non-taxable is not two or three percent, but an amazing 38 to 40 percent of all the real estate in the city.
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Twenty years ago Monday — on Aug. 22, 1996 — President Bill Clinton signed a welfare-reform bill that he hailed as the fulfillment of his campaign promise to “end welfare as we know it.” At the heart of it were two new rules: Recipients were required to seek work, and they were subject to time limits.
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No one’s right about corporate taxes
Hillary Clinton thinks corporate taxes are too low. Donald Trump thinks corporate taxes are way too high. They’re both wrong, and the economic consequences could be huge if either nominee’s tax proposal becomes law.
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Powell commands more respect
The influence that Colin Powell has over Hillary Clinton is something to behold. His word is her command. When he tells her to break the law and endanger the nation’s secrets, she doesn’t hesitate. She salutes smartly and does as she is told.
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Arresting school kids a terrible trend
What do burping, perfume, and throwing Skittles all have in common? They have all gotten kids arrested at school.
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Trump continues to alienate many
It’s clear now that Donald Trump intends to continue the in-your-face, loose-cannon, make-it-up-as-he-goes kind of campaigning that he believes brought him the Republican presidential nomination in the first place.
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