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4/1/2016 1:00 AM
Find younger brain trust

Why don’t all the double-dippers on the city payroll retire and give the younger brain trust a chance. Same old cadre, same old results. There are people at the administration level who have been around since the first Finkbeiner administration. No wonder the city is always broke. …

4/1/2016 12:00 AM
Repair damage of deception

Last year, during the mayoral scramble, Toledoans heard nothing about a projected budget deficit. Then, almost immediately after the election, Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson gravely announced a $20 million deficit. What? When did she know that? Why wasn’t this discussed during the mayoral vetting process that had just recently ended? Wouldn’t this information have been a perfect topic for the …

4/1/2016 12:00 AM
Not tough enough
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University of Toledo President Sharon Gaber is to be commended for a serious and thoughtful response to an incident that occurred at an off-campus party on Jan. 24. …

4/1/2016 12:00 AM
Task force points blame at Snyder appointees
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — What’s perhaps most stunning about the Flint Water Advisory Task Force’s final report is how brutally tough it is. …

4/1/2016 12:00 AM
Reason and prison time

By commuting the prison sentences of 61 drug offenders this week, President Obama has continued his effort to bring sanity to the nation’s criminal justice system. With this batch, the President has now extended clemency to 248 inmates, and the White House promises more to come this year. …

4/1/2016 12:00 AM
Get out of Yemen

Fighting has been under way in Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, for more than a year now. It has claimed an estimated 6,200 lives and laid waste to the already threadbare economic and social conditions of the nation’s 25 million people. The latest United Nations Children’s Fund report indicates nearly a thousand children among the victims.…

3/31/2016 12:00 AM
Pink Martini performance a hit
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
PINK Martini with the Toledo Symphony entertained a crowd in the Peristyle Toledo Museum of Art last week. The sizzling jazz sounds made one want to get up and dance, and a few folks did. …

3/31/2016 12:00 AM
Thinking like a region

New estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, showing population slides for the Toledo area, should prod local leaders to start thinking — and acting — like a region. …

3/31/2016 12:00 AM
A war on people
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Did Richard Nixon create the war on drugs as a political tool to attack African-Americans and anti-war dissidents? …

3/31/2016 12:00 AM
Where did mayor find consultant pay?
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