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Published 12 hours ago
Ohioans deserve a debate
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The handful of Ohioans who follow state politics are waiting for the debates to start. Spirited political discourse on a range of critical issues gives voters valuable insight about candidates. …

Published 13 hours ago
Failure on auto safety
NEW YORK TIMES
Here is one clear lesson from the General Motors recall debacle: Congress badly needs to strengthen the federal agency that is responsible for investigating auto defects. Reports released this week paint a disturbing picture of how regulators failed to identify an ignition defect in millions of GM cars that has now been linked to at least 19 deaths and could …

Published 13 hours ago
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A vacant building in Toledo’s UpTown section could become the site of a needed new grocery store if city officials agree to donate the property to ProMedica. The health-care system proposes converting the building to a food market and community space for health education. …

Published 13 hours ago
To help the hungry, lift base wage
Letters to the Editor
Your Sept. 15 editorial “Help the hungry” said that Gov. John Kasich has the opportunity to extend food stamp eligibility in all of Ohio’s 88 counties. While Governor Kasich may be persuaded to do so, a Republican General Assembly might be less willing. …

9/19/2014 12:00 AM
Lawmaker wants to protect interns
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Suppose your firm, like thousands of others, hires unpaid summer or year-round interns. Now suppose that the boss is sexually attracted to a young female intern. …

9/19/2014 12:00 AM
Deadly force at the border
LOS ANGELES TIMES
The new head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s internal affairs office made a troubling assertion last week: Since 2004, he said, the agency has apparently taken no disciplinary action against any of its agents who have used deadly force. …

9/19/2014 12:00 AM
An ‘A’ for effort
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Toledo Public Schools’ failing grade for academic achievement on this year’s state report card should not immediately sound alarms of panic and despair. The district is making progress — albeit slowly — and earned an “A” grade for adding value to its students’ education. …

9/19/2014 12:00 AM
Clean Lake Erie once and for all
Letters to the Editor
I thought that preventing toxic algae blooms to keep our supply of drinking water safe was something we had solved 20 years ago (“Set the standard,” editorial, Sept. 13). Now, more than a month after this summer’s disaster, our state legislature seems to be dragging its feet. …

9/18/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: The enemy of the enemy is my friend...sometimes.
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

9/18/2014 12:00 AM
U.S. must study roots of terror
Letters to the Editor
As we prepare to accelerate our military involvement in the Middle East, we need to stop and take a deep breath (“Defeating ISIS militants may take years, U.S. says,” Sept. 9). …