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Coverage of auto dealer didn’t violate ethical standards
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Reader Brian Sparks has been wondering about The Blade’s relationship with some of its advertisers. For example, he notes that “there was a lengthy article in the business section [Oct. 12, 2014] covering the White Family [auto] Dealerships.” …

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Ebola hype
BY DAVID KUSHMA EDITOR OF THE BLADE
Reassuring news about Ebola? How can that be?

10/25/2014 12:00 AM
Get a flu shot
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It is a mystery that so many people pass on flu shots. Only about half of Americans get one, statistics show. …

10/24/2014 12:00 AM
Mich. House race has suspense
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Fred Upton was first elected to represent the Kalamazoo area in Congress in 1986, when Ronald Reagan was president and almost nobody was online. …

10/21/2014 12:00 AM
Football hero loved more for who he is than for what he's done
DAVID SHRIBMAN EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE.
SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. — He played defensive back for the Detroit Lions in the 1970s, and led the National Football Conference in punt-return average his second year in Detroit. He was the Lions’ defensive coordinator three decades later and served as the team’s interim head coach in 2005. As recently as two years ago, he was the defensive coordinator for …

10/20/2014 12:00 AM
In praise of the typewriter
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
A Video making the rounds on the Internet features a group of youngsters confronted with a machine most of them had never seen before. It’s called a typewriter. Their reactions to this strange contraption range from surprise and delight to total befuddlement. …

10/19/2014 12:00 AM
Kasich: ‘I expect to be governor’
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
You wish, sort of, that Gov. John Kasich weren’t quite so affable. Then it would be easier to disagree with him about so many issues. …

10/18/2014 12:00 AM
Adults can learn a lot from teens
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The pretty face is framed in a colorful hijab. But the uneven eyes hold a dark truth. A smiling mouth dips slightly. It hints of facial paralysis. …

10/17/2014 12:23 AM
Pay hikes complicate Detroit deal
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — The carefully crafted “plan of adjustment” designed to give Detroit a new start seems likely to be largely approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes. …

10/14/2014 12:00 AM
Insurgency, indifference in the muddled midterms of 2014
DAVID SHRIBMAN EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE.
WATERVILLE, Maine — With three weeks remaining before the critical midterm congressional elections, the character of American politics for the next two years and for the presidential campaign that will begin in earnest next month is unusually uncertain. …