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Gubernatorial candidate optimistic
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Days before he officially becomes Michigan’s Democratic nominee for governor, Mark Schauer is optimistic. …

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Anti-Nugent outrage is selective
Letters to the Editor
It is difficult to believe the hypocrisy of groups that complain about the scheduled appearance of Ted Nugent at the Northwest Ohio Rib-Off (“Nugent at Rib-Off is wrong for Toledo,” Readers’ Forum, July 20). These groups all seem to say they support freedom of speech, but they only believe in speech that conforms with their bias. …

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Cease-fire in Gaza
Editorials
Amid the announcement of a 72-hour cease-fire in Gaza, the Obama Administration indignantly protests that its diplomacy has been unfairly maligned by critics, especially in Israel. Secretary of State John Kerry, officials say, has merely been trying to stop the bloodshed on the basis of previous cease-fire agreements, including an Egyptian plan that Israel accepted just two …

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A 16-year-old Toledoan was gunned down last week, an apparently unintended victim of senseless gunplay. His body was found in the street around 3 a.m. July 24, on the edge of the Old West End. …

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Exporting pollution
Editorials
A 12 percent drop in the U.S. power sector’s carbon emissions since 2008 has elicited praise for the Obama Administration’s efforts to combat global warming. Yet the achievement comes with a sooty caveat: Although U.S. coal consumption fell by 195 tons, roughly a fifth of that amount was sold overseas. …

7/31/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: The Middle class
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

7/31/2014 12:00 AM
Secret maritime society treads water
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
SALEM, Mass. — For four generations, members of my family have walked through the doors of the Hawthorne Hotel here, attending Rotary or Chamber of Commerce meetings, stepping into the basement for teen parties, mingling in the lobby after Thanksgiving-morning 5K races that took our family harriers through town and around the shoreline. …

7/31/2014 12:00 AM
Stronger sanctions, at last
Editorials
After lengthy and difficult deliberations, the European Union agreed this week to a new and higher level of sanctions against Russia, including the closing of European capital markets to Russian state banks, an embargo on weapons sales, and the transfer of sophisticated oil-drilling technology. …

7/31/2014 12:00 AM
Martian marathon
Editorials
When NASA’s Opportunity rover landed on Mars in 2004, it was supposed to be good for three months before the unforgiving environment was expected to take its toll. A decade later, Opportunity is still communicating with NASA’s mission control and moving across the planet’s dust and rock-covered terrain. …

7/31/2014 12:00 AM
Good, if late, settlement
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Better late than never, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has settled a seven-year-old lawsuit that accused the agency of overcharging more than 200,000 businesses for premiums to insure against employees’ workplace injuries. The agreement removes an irritant between the administration of Gov. John Kasich and Ohio’s largely supportive business community, although the practices cited in …