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9/21/2014 12:00 AM
Actions, not a name, define a group
Letters to the Editor
ISIS stands for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. However, those subscribing to ISIS are gangsters who are doing everything contrary to the teachings of Islam. …

9/21/2014 12:00 AM
Restore wetlands to solve water crises
Letters to the Editor
Our drinking-water scare has revived the debate about what to do to help prevent similar crises. Left out of this debate is where farmers are farming and where urbanites are living. We are farming and living in what once was a giant wetland that drains into Lake Erie. …

9/21/2014 12:00 AM
Farmers can help make Lake Erie healthy
Letters to the Editor
Agriculture was involved in helping clean up Lake Erie in the 1970s and 1980s. Your Sept. 14 article “Farmers on board to limit area’s phosphorus runoff” shows that farmers are striving to be part of the solution again. …

9/21/2014 12:00 AM
Ripe for change
Editorials
Two days ahead of a United Nations climate summit, more than 100,000 people are expected to gather today in New York for a “people’s march” against climate change — the largest climate event in history. Leaders at the U.N. meeting should take notice. This time, the public is watching. …

9/21/2014 12:00 AM
Unequal and unbalanced
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The failed tax-cut scheme that Ohio has pursued for the past decade — with particular zeal by Gov. John Kasich and this Republican-controlled General Assembly — has aggravated income inequality in the state. A new study warns that such inequality is slowing the rate of growth of state tax revenue nationwide by undermining economic expansion, and also is …

9/20/2014 12:46 AM
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. …

9/20/2014 12:00 AM
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 …

9/20/2014 12:00 AM
More details, please
BLADE STAFF
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. …

9/20/2014 12:00 AM
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. …