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1/31/2015 12:00 AM
Aerial intruder
Opinion
A quadcopter drone bought at a store crashed on the White House lawn at 3 a.m. Monday. No one was hurt, but the drone’s ability to evade detection until it came down raised the specter of a new security concern at the home of the most powerful leader of the free world. …

1/31/2015 12:00 AM
Settle down
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The City of Toledo is paying $1.27 million in taxpayers’ money to 149 Police Department command officers to settle a lawsuit brought by their union over emergency budget measures that then-Mayor Mike Bell took five years ago. Officials of Mayor D. Michael Collins’ administration insist the settlement is a bargain, because they say a loss in court could …

1/31/2015 12:00 AM
Blocking oil pipeline is necessary
Letters to the Editor
Ruth Marcus’ Jan. 15 op-ed column, “Keystone XL’s politics of symbolism over substance,” underestimates the impact of that pipeline. …

1/30/2015 12:00 AM
Detroit suburbs covet energy award
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Whatever your politics, there’s no denying that for people and governments, energy costs are huge, especially during a Michigan winter. …

1/30/2015 12:00 AM
Dump medical devices tax
Editorials
The federal medical devices tax — a 2.3 percent levy manufacturers pay on products ranging from pacemakers to insulin pumps — imposes an unproductive burden on American businesses and workers. Congress should repeal the tax. …

1/30/2015 12:00 AM
More vaccination, not less
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Parents who refuse to get their children vaccinated against contagious diseases often appear to believe that their personal preferences are more important than public health. They are wrong, and they could be dangerously wrong. …

1/30/2015 12:00 AM
FirstEnergy wants us to pay for faults
Letters to the Editor
It is time for FirstEnergy to accept the consequences of its actions and poor business decisions (“Hearing draws varied crowd on rate plan for Davis-Besse,” Jan. 26). Let market forces determine whether nuclear power plants — and the companies that own them — should survive. …

1/29/2015 12:00 AM
Let the wage prevail
Editorials
For many years, Michigan has had a law that requires construction workers to earn “prevailing wage” — essentially, union scale — on state jobs such as office buildings and schools. This has resulted in satisfied workers and jobs well done. …

1/29/2015 12:00 AM
Protect, don’t exploit
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In the perpetual battle between environmental protection and commercial exploitation, President Obama has delivered a decisive victory for conservation. But it may be only temporary, because a hostile Congress appears likely to object. Mr. Obama has the better argument. …

1/29/2015 12:00 AM
Balancing act
Editorials
President Obama’s visit to India this week reflected improved relations between that country and the United States. But India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, continues to pursue policies that could prove problematic for the Obama Administration. …




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