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1/25/2015 12:00 AM
Article overstates public library incidents
Opinion
Your Jan. 4 article “Trouble often shatters hush of local libraries” took a disturbing look at our Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. Unfortunately, the article focuses on 1,000 incidents — among more than 3 million visitors a year — to scare and to create a less then desirable image of a library system that is far superior to what …

1/24/2015 12:00 AM
It’s not 2004 anymore
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Remember when same-sex marriage used to be a wedge issue in politics? It was no coincidence that Ohio put the subject to a statewide vote in 2004. The issue of banning gay marriage motivated people to vote. …

1/24/2015 12:00 AM
Cartoon demeans local leader
Letters to the Editor
Kirk Walters’ Dec. 31 Maumee Dearest editorial cartoon about the recent death of Domenic Montalto, a former Lucas County Democratic Party executive director, was nasty. Over the years, Mr. Montalto helped a lot of budding county politicians get started. …

1/24/2015 12:00 AM
Teach kids to code
Opinion
Today’s students are well versed in the world of laptops, iPads, and the Internet. But digital education standards too often squander resources on “computer literacy” skills that students already have, rather than those they don’t. Instead of learning to use computer programs, students need to learn how to write them. …

1/24/2015 12:00 AM
Reproductive regression
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In his State of the Union address this week, President Obama made an inspiring appeal to bipartisanship: “Surely we can agree ... that every woman should have access to the health care she needs.” Shamefully, our elected officials can’t even agree on that. …

1/23/2015 12:00 AM
Snyder ready to stand up to GOP
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Will Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder turn out to be a modern-day, moderate Eisenhower Republican? …

1/23/2015 12:00 AM
A sound investment
Editorials
Lucas County’s commissioners approved a sales-tax increase this week that should empower them to improve the region’s aging public infrastructure and buildings. The tax increase is essential to the county’s future, especially its planning for a new jail. …

1/23/2015 12:00 AM
Cyberstandard
Editorials
Hackers recently commandeered the Twitter account of the U.S. Central Command, on the same day that President Obama proposed federal standards intended to protect consumers from credit-card and identity theft. …

1/23/2015 12:00 AM
Chickens deserve freer range
Letters to the Editor
Thank you for your spot-on Jan. 10 editorial “Uncaging hens.” All animals deserve compassion, not just the ones we keep as pets. …

1/23/2015 12:00 AM
Guns and students
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More than two years have passed since a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., shook the nation and challenged Congress and President Obama to act on the proliferation of guns and violence. But nothing much has changed, as a relentless and powerful gun lobby has derailed even the most modest gun-control efforts, such as expanding …




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