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Published 9 hours ago
Water woes fault of GOP mind-set
Letters to the Editor
Farm phosphates, global warming, and an antiquated water system combined to create the perfect storm for Toledo’s water crisis. Local officials can’t control farming practices in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, or the weather. But they are expected to maintain safe water-treatment plants. …

Published 9 hours ago
Deported from nowhere
Opinion
When the influx of young Central American migrants to the border erupted as a crisis this summer, President Obama correctly called it a humanitarian emergency. He promised that the administration’s response would combine compassion with respect for the law. …

Published 9 hours ago
Weighting game
Opinion
Just in time for millions of young people returning to college, a new study warns of the health risks of that fast, cheap campus food: ramen noodles. …

Published 9 hours ago
Managing painkillers
Opinion
In a major policy shift that affects tens of millions of patients, the federal government is tightening rules for prescribing the nation’s most common painkillers. In moving highly addictive hydrocodone-combination products such as Vicodin from a Schedule III class to Schedule II, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration aims to lessen abuse, lower addiction rates, and alleviate the …

8/27/2014 2:06 AM
Kirk Walters' Maumee Dearest: Potato Salad Crisis
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

8/26/2014 1:17 AM
Kirk Walters: Obama on vacation... still
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

8/26/2014 12:00 AM
Dam right
Editorials
Many things must be done to cleanse western Lake Erie and prevent a recurrence of this month’s water emergency in Toledo. Handled properly, the proposed demolition of the deteriorating, century-old Ballville Dam that spans the Sandusky River near Fremont could help promote the cleanup effort. …

8/26/2014 12:00 AM
Ebola’s defeat
Editorials
When Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were airlifted from Africa to Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital in early August after they contracted the deadly Ebola virus, some Americans questioned the wisdom of bringing them to the United States for treatment. …

8/26/2014 12:00 AM
Suspect down
Editorials
How many times a year do American police officers employ deadly force? How many people die as a result? What are the races and ethnicities of those involved? How often are the objects of police force armed or unarmed? …

8/26/2014 12:00 AM
Blaming Kasich for crisis unfair
Letters to the Editor
At no time since the water crisis began this month do I recall any Blade reports that the Kasich administration told Toledo how to run its water plant, as you state in your Aug. 12 editorial “Waterworld.” …