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Recalling Moses of the Soviet Union
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Amid the news of the cruel month of April — an earthquake in Nepal, upheaval in Baltimore — an important political landmark went virtually unnoticed. It was the death of Vladimir Slepak, one of the principal “refuseniks” who battled Kremlin officials for nearly two decades to win the right to leave the Soviet state that repressed them and reviled them …

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No excuses; rioters are lawbreakers
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Kirk: On haves and have-nots
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

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Background blunders

Ohio’s computerized system of criminal background checks has been faulty and unreliable for years, a recent investigation by the Columbus Dispatch and Columbus-based WBNS-TV concludes. The electronic system fails to provide accurate, crucial information about convicted felons. For the safety of Ohioans, it must be upgraded immediately. …

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Fix it
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Amid a lethal heroin epidemic, an outdated federal law continues to prevent hundreds of treatment providers across the country, including Zepf Center in Toledo, from expanding urgently needed inpatient beds. …

Updated 17 hours ago
Supporting police work
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A spate of police-related fatalities has put the national spotlight on police-community relations, and rightly so. But improving relations between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve takes a lot more than body cameras and new training manuals. …

Updated 22 hours ago
Here’s to Uncle Claude
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Somehow, describing it as “a life well lived” doesn’t quite sum it up. Besides, he’s still living it. …

Updated 22 hours ago
Country livin' all is right
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
“Yes, but what do you do there?” ask people who know me from my big-city past. When I tell them, they're often surprised. …

5/4/2015 12:00 AM
Good start on standards

Gov. John Kasich is creating a statewide advisory board that will help reform and improve police practices across Ohio, in matters of accountability, trust, training, transparency, and education. The panel will be composed of law enforcement officials and community members. …




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