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Published 37 minutes ago
Mentally ill inmates in jails and prisons need more help
BY MARCY KAPTUR AND JOSEPH R. CALABRESE
We commend Lucas County’s commissioners and Sheriff John Tharp for seeking creative solutions and the best options to address overcrowding in the county jail. The jail has shown positive trends in the past two years. …

Published 37 minutes ago
A night at the free clinic
BY MARINA BOLOTNIKOVA BLADE EDITORIAL WRITER
Every Thursday night, CedarCreek Church in South Toledo becomes a bustling health clinic that serves the region’s uninsured population. Medical students in white coats take each patient’s vital signs, hear their complaints, and refer them to one of the clinic’s doctors. …

Published 37 minutes ago
Kirk: Water feasibility study
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 37 minutes ago
Reform political money
Opinion
Five years after the U.S. Supreme Court opened the floodgates to unlimited campaign spending with its Citizens United ruling, the results have been even worse than predicted. …

Published 37 minutes ago
Shed light on Jeep deal
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Mayor D. Michael Collins’ administration soon will tell Fiat Chrysler Automobiles what it is willing to do to help keep production of the Jeep Wrangler in Toledo. City government needs to be equally ready to share the details of that offer with taxpayers. Shrouding the process in secrecy is likely to invite a public sense of skepticism more than necessity.…

Published 37 minutes ago
Columnist fans anti-police flames
Letters to the Editor
Why do you print columns that fan the flames of hatred by minorities of law enforcement? Charles M. Blow’s Jan. 27 op-ed column, “A library visit, a gun-pointing cop, and a lesson put into practice,” is one-sided. …

Published 37 minutes ago
Immigrants fall into good, bad groups
Letters to the Editor
On Jan. 15, you ran two articles about immigration. “GOP seeking to overturn Obama’s immigration act” quotes a Democratic lawmaker who said the Republican Party targets millions of Latino families who work hard and contribute to our communities. The people the article refers to intentionally or inadvertently broke our nation’s law and are in our country illegally. …

Published 37 minutes ago
Author questions ombudsman’s fairness
Letters to the Editor
In his Jan. 25 column, “Blade should have printed some Charlie Hebdo cartoons,” Blade ombudsman Jack Lessenberry made several negative comments about me, though there’s no indication that he’s ever heard me speak, read my book, Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel, or read any of my articles.…

Published 37 minutes ago
Ohio’s Medicaid expansion a healthy move
Letters to the Editor
Ohio’s decision, implemented a year ago, to extend Medicaid health coverage to thousands of individuals and families throughout our state has proven to be a positive step toward improving the health and well-being of our residents (“Gov. Kasich pitches Medicaid expansion renewal to legislature,” Jan. 28). …

1/31/2015 12:00 AM
Lake should holster thoughts of arming staff
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
I hope Lake Local Schools officials haven’t made up their mind about arming teachers in district classrooms, and just appear undecided. …




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