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Toxic water

Athletes who are preparing for next year’s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are being sickened by water contaminated with human sewage. After the Associated Press found dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria in multiple rounds of testing, Brazilian officials promised that their lakes and surf would be safe in time for the games. …

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What Congress didn’t do

The House of Representatives left Washington last week. The Senate has only days left before it begins its recess, which will run though Sept. 7. …

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Give clean power a chance

Before the ink had dried on the Obama Administration’s new plan to limit power plant emissions, business interests and their political allies began gearing up for legal challenges to the rules. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) calls the plan a job killer and is urging states to refuse to cooperate. Energy lobbies say it is radical and …

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Violence will go on; gun laws a must
Letters to the Editor
In response to your July 27 story “Louisiana gunman had history of mental ills; Theater attacker’s life was a decades-long collision course with disaster, ex-neighbors say”: We have every right to expect more of the same kind of gun violence — in theaters, churches, schools, public arenas, city streets, and parks — until we elect a Congress that …

8/4/2015 12:00 AM
Rover pipeline will bring growth to Ohio

It would be difficult to find a state or community that is not looking for increased economic growth and job creation. Although Ohio has made progress since the economic downturn at the end of the past decade, there’s plenty of room for additional recovery and expansion. …

8/4/2015 12:00 AM
Ohio renewable energy standards a must

By saying 29,000 jobs will be lost with renewable energy mandates, climate-change naysayers are shocking the public (“Study: Clean energy rules hurt economy; Report compares states, says 29,000 jobs at stake,” July 21). Yet such reports fail to mention the incredible economic gains that can be realized with such standards. Ohio has 89,000 green jobs,…

8/4/2015 12:00 AM
Republicans have a history of being wrong

It’s no surprise that many leading Republicans are against the multilateral treaty with Iran to deter its nuclear ambitions (“Kerry defends President’s deal with Iran to congressional critics,” July 24). Before believing those dire predictions of why this treaty is so dangerous, those detractors should look back at other fateful predictions by many people in the GOP. …

8/4/2015 12:00 AM
Obama in Africa

President Obama’s special relationship with Africa — his father was Kenyan — enabled him to tell African leaders some plain truths during his recent visit to the continent. …

8/4/2015 12:00 AM
Voting by mail

Oregon consistently has the highest voter turnout rate of any state. Its elections cost taxpayers millions of dollars less than they used to. The reason is simple: Oregon has had voting by mail since 1998. Michigan should consider a similar system. …

8/4/2015 12:00 AM
OC profiting despite its history
Letters to the Editor
Your July 23 headline “Owens Corning’s profits soar 333%” should’ve read: “Owens Corning profits soar on the backs of asbestos victims.” After hiding behind Chapter 11 and paying executives golden salaries, Owens Corning has been saved to sponsor another golf tournament for another day. …




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