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Updated 24 minutes ago
Redoing Electoral College isn't easy
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Michigan Republicans aren’t happy with the fact Democrats seem to have a hammerlock on the state’s electoral votes in presidential elections. …

Published 7 hours ago
Kirk: General assembly's latest redistricting plan
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 7 hours ago
Lake Erie letdown
Editorials
More than three months after an outbreak of algae in Lake Erie poisoned Toledo’s tap water, the General Assembly is at last moving forward legislation aimed at addressing the state’s water issues. …

Published 7 hours ago
Circumventing the Constitution
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As the legislative season wraps up, some members of the Ohio General Assembly are quietly trying to push through the so-called Heartbeat Bill, which would ban abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detectable. …

Published 7 hours ago
City officials should pay to open pools
Letters to the Editor
Pools are great, but it is ridiculous that there are individuals on Toledo City Council such as Steven Steel and Lindsay Webb who want to keep under-attended pools open (“City council, mayor fight over pools; Collins committed to reduce borrowing for general funds,” Nov. 14). …

Updated 20 hours ago
A case with real-life consequences
BY DENNIS BOVA BLADE OPINION COPY EDITOR
The summons to jury duty — an important duty of citizenship — always comes at the wrong time. I was summoned twice while my wife was expecting. I feared that she would go into labor while I was in the jury box and I would have to dash from the courtroom. But I was not picked to serve in either …

11/20/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Obama sings like a canary
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

11/20/2014 12:00 AM
Dying to know
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Ohio lawmakers are rushing in lame-duck session to shield the manufacturers of execution drugs from public scrutiny. House Bill 663 is an overreaching, perhaps unconstitutional, plan to solve, through secrecy, the problem of obtaining effective and comparatively humane drugs for executions. …

11/20/2014 12:00 AM
Unfinished justice
Editorials
Just after a brutal attack on a transgender woman shook the city early this month, the nation’s leading LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) advocacy organization released a report that revealed Toledo’s paucity of support for that community. By speaking out, Toledo’s leaders could have changed the narrative of a national story and started to heal their city. Rather than publicly …

11/20/2014 12:00 AM
Dog’s owners must take the blame
Letters to the Editor
Enough is enough about the dog named Moses (“Woodville dog story picked up; Social media, blogs spark outcry on Moses’ shooting,” Nov. 15). We are a family that adores dogs, but we also obey the law that all dogs need to be licensed, kept on its property, not allowed to run at large, and should be monitored or on …