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Lawmakers do nothing as roads rot
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
HUNTINGTON WOODS, Mich. — What will it take to get Michigan to repair its crumbling infrastructure? …

8/18/2014 12:00 AM
20 years of rewarding memories
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
With this column, I reach the 500 mark. I have, since 1994, appeared in this space 500 times. This column has helped me understand the world around me and in the process has provided a vehicle for self-discovery. …

8/17/2014 12:00 AM
What will it take to save Lake Erie?
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Two weekends ago, a half-million people in metropolitan Toledo awoke to learn that their drinking water was poisoned. …

8/16/2014 12:00 AM
FitzGerald's undoing is his fault
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Gordon Lightfoot sang in his hit song that the “gales of November” doomed the Great Lakes freighter Edmund Fitzgerald. …

8/16/2014 12:00 AM
Let Obama come to Berlin
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
BERLIN — For more than a half-century, this was a capital in moral isolation — and the capital of moral isolation. …

8/15/2014 12:00 AM
Snyder's image takes a hit
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder hasn’t presided over what most people would call a scandal-ridden administration. Not, certainly, by City of Detroit or Wayne County, Michigan, standards. …

8/11/2014 12:00 AM
Water expert was no Chicken Little
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
If anybody has a right to say “I told you so,” it’s Tom Kovacik. When he and I sat down in January to talk about western Lake Erie's deteriorating health, he predicted with certainty that our end of the lake would experience an environmental disaster within two years. …

8/10/2014 12:00 AM
Free clinic helps N. Toledo needy
BY SUZETTE HACKNEY BLADE COLUMNIST
When That Neighborhood Free Health Clinic opened on a frigid day this past January, one of the first patients who came through the door was not wearing socks. Though he was there seeking treatment for other ailments, the medical staff was more concerned with the potential damage his severe frostbite might cause. …

8/10/2014 12:00 AM
Higher ed, voters vs. Ohio politicians
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Ohio voters understand the value of a strong, efficient system of state universities and colleges. A large majority of us want state government to spend more money to help maintain such a system. …

8/9/2014 12:00 AM
Take that family vacation soon
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It would be easy to forgo family vacations. Anyone with kids knows how fast summers get booked with sports, practices, tournaments, camps, lessons, performances, and summer school. …