Butler County Times Gazette

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Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Republican leaders were in disarray Wednesday after Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican and presidential candidate, showed up at the Senate carrying a Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplane, a product that had not been seen in the corridors of Congress since its recall in 2007 because of a tendency to explode when launched.

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 8:34 AM

A man opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Thursday. News reports said that nine people were killed and another nine were injured in the shooting.

Posted Oct 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Fear is a biological reaction

Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 11:23 AM

John Boehner (R-Ohio) appears to have stunned everyone, including friends and allies, with his announcement on Sept. 25 that he is leaving the post of speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Ė and also retiring from Congress. This concludes a...

Updated Sep 29, 2015 at 10:03 AM

No matter how full our recipe box or files seems to be, there is usually room to squeeze in one more pound cake recipe.

Posted Sep 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM

A glimpse at our past

Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 12:34 PM

Itís one of the most dismaying poll results Iíve seen: In October 2008, a month before they elected him president, 12 percent of Americans thought Barack Obama was Muslim. Seven years later, now that they know him better, 29 percent have the...

Posted Sep 26, 2015 at 9:15 AM

Social media threat at EHS

Updated Sep 25, 2015 at 9:16 AM

Is the right to counsel in Americaís courtrooms merely lip service today? Court appointed counsel and public defenders are underpaid and overworked. According to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice published several years ago, court appointed...

Posted Sep 22, 2015 at 9:15 AM

No room for violence on high school field

Updated Sep 22, 2015 at 8:48 AM

A glimpse at our community's past

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