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Let the wage prevail
Editorials
For many years, Michigan has had a law that requires construction workers to earn “prevailing wage” — essentially, union scale — on state jobs such as office buildings and schools. This has resulted in satisfied workers and jobs well done. …

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Protect, don’t exploit
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In the perpetual battle between environmental protection and commercial exploitation, President Obama has delivered a decisive victory for conservation. But it may be only temporary, because a hostile Congress appears likely to object. Mr. Obama has the better argument. …

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Balancing act
Editorials
President Obama’s visit to India this week reflected improved relations between that country and the United States. But India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, continues to pursue policies that could prove problematic for the Obama Administration. …

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Schools need to help underprivileged youths
Letters to the Editor
In response to your Jan. 17 story “Most in public schools are from poor families,” I have some suggestions. …

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Lake school board muzzles gun-control voices
Letters to the Editor
Thanks for your coverage of the Lake Local Schools board meeting on guns in district schools (“Lake Local board listens to state group on possibly arming staff to protect youth,” Jan. 25). Representatives of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence attended; we were disappointed that we were not allowed to speak during the meeting unless we were residents of …

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Getting rid of old city staffers is illegal
Letters to the Editor
In a theme worthy of fueling a Dystopian novel, you urge in your Jan. 17 editorial “The long double dip” that Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins fire old staff members and replace them with young ones, because the old have double-dipped and are no longer worthy. …

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Gun concern is misplaced
Letters to the Editor
It would seem The Blade’s mission is to smear gun owners and ignore daily criminal activity and misuse of firearms in Toledo (“Guns and students,” editorial, Jan. 23). …

1/28/2015 12:01 AM
Maumee Dearest: The Statehouse's new license plates
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1/28/2015 12:00 AM
Keep housing fair
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For nearly 50 years, the federal Fair Housing Act has protected Americans against housing discrimination, a powerful tool of racial bias. A case before the U.S. Supreme Court threatens to gut a key provision of the law that has driven fair-housing litigation, and to require plaintiffs to prove discriminatory intent in housing cases. …

1/28/2015 12:00 AM
Reversal in Greece
Editorials
Elections in Greece this week produced a strong victory for the populist-left party Syriza, shocking in its ramifications but not a surprise for Greeks or the rest of Europe. …




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