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Updated 6 hours ago
A plea to help public schools statewide
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Children who are born into poverty begin life disadvantaged. In Ohio, where staggering rates of child poverty top national averages, impoverished children face another obstacle. …

Published 6 hours ago
Rein in methane
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Coal producers recoiled last month after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced rules that will dramatically reduce climate-warming carbon emissions over the next decade, and lower the nation’s dependence on coal for electricity. Now, the oil lobby is raising a fuss over the next critical component of the Obama Administration’s climate change strategy: a plan that will reduce …

Published 6 hours ago
Traffic woes sometimes behind wheel
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Celebrity fixation

During the past year, Americans have engaged in dialogue about race and social justice on an unprecedented scale, following the widely publicized deaths of unarmed African-American men and women at the hands of police. But that conversation too often becomes obscured when it’s dominated by the petty feuds of larger-than-life personalities, not by the issues. …

Updated 23 hours ago
Valuable set-aside

Setting goals — not quotas — for minority contracting is an effective way for government to promote the growth of small business while it works to overcome the continuing effects of past racial bias. Gov. John Kasich’s administration deserves credit for not only meeting but exceeding the goals in Ohio law for state government’s purchase of goods and services through minority-owned …

9/4/2015 1:33 AM
Kirk: Veterans deserve better
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

9/4/2015 12:00 AM
Michigan’s energy wisdom

President Obama last month announced a sensible Clean Power Plan aimed at fighting climate change by reducing carbon emissions. This has special relevance for Michigan and Ohio, both of which are more coal-dependent than many other states.  …

9/4/2015 12:00 AM
So long, seersucker

If you see them on the hot pavement this week, in their lightweight suits of striped puckered cotton, keep in mind these men and women are not here to scoop ice cream. Or to imitate Matlock. Or to re-enact To Kill a Mockingbird. …

9/4/2015 12:00 AM
Justice for Noe: Pardon him
Letters to the Editor
Your Aug. 23 editorial “Justice for Tom Noe” said that Gov. John Kasich should accept the state Parole Board’s recommendation that he reject Noe’s clemency request. …

9/4/2015 12:00 AM
Bottom of the ninth
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Detroit tore down Tiger Stadium six years ago, a decade after major league baseball was played there for the last time. Every effort to save the magnificent old ballpark, or part of it, had failed. …




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