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Obama declares 2014 'breakthrough year' for U.S.
President Obama said today that 2014 has been “a breakthrough year for America,” putting aside the fits and starts of the past 12 months to focus on achievements and the prospect of compromise with his political foes who are taking control of Congress.

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Message from Publisher and Editor-In-Chief John Robinson Block.

Being a good neighbor
Man moves trash and recycle bins to street for others.

Drug court concept advances
Docket uses less adversarial approach.

Lucas Co. may increase taxes
Commissioners meeting Monday, may raise rate to 7.25%. 

Kevin Hart to perform at Stranahan
Tickets for comedian’s Jan. 21 performance on sale today.

Ohio jobless rate at 5% in Nov.
Lowest unemployment rate for stat since 2001.

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BREAKING NEWS

Sugarland, promoter settle with state fair victims
Ind. stage collapse in 2011 killed seven people and injured 100.
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Ga. man fatally shot in argument over candy
23-year-old was a former draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels.
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Ohioan sues over jail church attendance
Muslim woman alleges she was forced to attend Christian services.
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FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack
President says Sony made 'mistake' in puling film.
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COLUMNS & BLOGS

Keith Burris
How to reduce class, race divides
We can save the lives of young men in our city.
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Taxing times
Lucas County needs a sales tax increase.
Kirk Baird
‘Boyhood’ grows on critics
Voted Best Picture of 2014 by the Detroit Film Critics Society.
Mary Bilyeu
Drink for future scholars
Burger Bar 419 hosting TPS fund-raiser.
Matt Markey
Mich. DNR investigates poaching
Wolves, bull moose may have been poached in Nov.
Jack Lessenberry
Motor City is better, but needs tune-up
Crisis may be over, but now comes the hard part.
Keith Burris
2 raps on race, class, and the law
Relationships are the key to understanding.


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