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Published 4 hours ago
Lawmaker wants to protect interns
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Suppose your firm, like thousands of others, hires unpaid summer or year-round interns. Now suppose that the boss is sexually attracted to a young female intern. …

Published 4 hours ago
Deadly force at the border
LOS ANGELES TIMES
The new head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s internal affairs office made a troubling assertion last week: Since 2004, he said, the agency has apparently taken no disciplinary action against any of its agents who have used deadly force. …

Published 4 hours ago
An ‘A’ for effort
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Toledo Public Schools’ failing grade for academic achievement on this year’s state report card should not immediately sound alarms of panic and despair. The district is making progress — albeit slowly — and earned an “A” grade for adding value to its students’ education. …

Published 4 hours ago
Clean Lake Erie once and for all
Letters to the Editor
I thought that preventing toxic algae blooms to keep our supply of drinking water safe was something we had solved 20 years ago (“Set the standard,” editorial, Sept. 13). Now, more than a month after this summer’s disaster, our state legislature seems to be dragging its feet. …

9/18/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: The enemy of the enemy is my friend...sometimes.
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

9/18/2014 12:00 AM
U.S. must study roots of terror
Letters to the Editor
As we prepare to accelerate our military involvement in the Middle East, we need to stop and take a deep breath (“Defeating ISIS militants may take years, U.S. says,” Sept. 9). …

9/18/2014 12:00 AM
After the escape
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The temporary escape last week of three inmates — including a lifer who murdered three students at a Cleveland area high school in 2012 — from a minimum/​medium-security prison in Lima, Ohio, has generated predictable complaints about understaffing from the union that represents prison employees. The breakout also suggests larger issues of security that state prison officials must review …

9/18/2014 12:00 AM
China’s human rights abuses
WASHINGTON POST
They kept him in a cell so small he could walk barely two steps in any direction. There was no sunlight, no ventilation — just one five-watt bulb, burning dimly 24 hours a day. …

9/18/2014 12:00 AM
Futility theater
Editorials
This is what Republicans and Democrats do in Congress when they come back from summer vacation in the run-up to midterm elections: They indulge in political theater. …

9/17/2014 12:27 AM

BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST