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4/8/2015 12:00 AM
Kenya’s toll

The massacre of 148 people last week at a university in Kenya by the terrorist group al-Shabab is as unforgivable as it is unfathomable. …

4/8/2015 12:00 AM
Fair release

Before last week, President Obama had granted only 21 commutations and 64 pardons for federal crimes, the lowest numbers of any modern president. He has denied 782 commutation petitions since last October alone. …

4/8/2015 12:00 AM
Narvaez for City Council

Voters who live in Toledo City Council District 4 will fill the council seat in a May 5 special election; early voting is under way. The Blade recommends the election of ALFONSO NARVAEZ. …

4/8/2015 12:00 AM
Maumee Dearest: You make the call
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

4/8/2015 12:00 AM
Depression medication in question
Letters to the Editor
After a Germanwings co-pilot deliberately locked the pilot out of the aircraft cockpit and then crashed the plane, killing 150 people, authorities found anti-depressants in the co-pilot’s apartment (“Co-pilot reported severe depression to Lufthansa in ’09, deemed ‘fit to fly’,” April 1). Most news reports are focusing on the co-pilot’s history of depression, with …

4/7/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: pizza for a wedding
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

4/7/2015 12:00 AM
Sense on free trade

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) came to Toledo last week to mobilize local auto workers against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a critical emerging trade deal among the United States and 11 nations in the Asia-Pacific region. Both lawmakers warned that the agreement would lead to job loss and catastrophic damage to Ohio’s economy.…

4/7/2015 12:00 AM
Hunger strike
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Sealed and sequestered, prisons are a world unto themselves. Nor do prisoners have a real constituency on the outside. That leads to a lack of accountability and oversight that can shield egregious violations of the Constitution, state policy, and basic human rights. …

4/7/2015 12:00 AM
Tests, activities waste too much school time
Letters to the Editor
I wish The Blade would enumerate how few hours are spent learning in area schools (“Over 100 city teachers rally over testing; Union asks district to opt out of next standardized exams,” March 25). After deducting testing activities, weather days, assemblies, and various interruptions, there are only a scattered few days left for students to learn. …

4/7/2015 12:00 AM
Teachers don’t gain by test outcomes
Letters to the Editor
The writer of the March 29 Readers’ Forum letter “Students need to be better prepared” about standardized testing said: “The apparent motivation for most teachers and school officials’ anxiety and anger has been how these tests may affect their financial rewards.” …




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