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Published 4 hours ago
Sales tax hike like a lump of coal
Letters to the Editor
The news that Lucas County commissioners plan to raise the county sales tax to 7.25 percent came like a lump of coal in every county resident’s Christmas stocking (“Commissioners start process of raising sales tax; Funds sought for services, jail,” Dec. 23). This action speaks to the commissioners’ inability to control spending. …

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Immigration fight
Opinion
When a federal judge ruled this month that President Obama’s executive order on immigration is unconstitutional, he became the first jurist to pass judgment on the controversial sidestepping of Congress. But being first isn’t the same thing as being best. …

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Papal tirade
Opinion
Pope Francis is popular with millions of Catholics around the world who appreciate his humility, folksy style, and rejection of official splendor. He has fewer fans in the Vatican bureaucracy. …

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Encouraging residency
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The fatal shooting last August of an unarmed teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., has sparked national cries for law enforcement reforms. This month, tens of thousands of protesters marched to call attention to the deaths of unarmed African-American men at the hands of police, and to urge changes in departments across the country. …

Published 4 hours ago
Happy expectations for 2015
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
’Twas the weekend after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Everyone was beat. …

Updated 20 hours ago
Conservation a prime objective
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
ROYAL OAK, Mich. — By virtually every measure, Ron Kagan has been one of the most successful directors of the Detroit Zoo since the park opened nearly a century ago. …

12/26/2014 12:00 AM
How are we doing better in Toledo?
Letters to the Editor
How am I doing better in Toledo (“‘Do better in Toledo’ roadside signs offer welcome to visitors,” Dec. 18)? …

12/26/2014 12:00 AM
GOP presidential race comes into focus
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Jeb Bush’s plunge into presidential waters — few politicians “actively explore” a White House run without knowing where those explorations will lead — ends some uncertainties about the 2016 campaign and creates others. …

12/26/2014 12:00 AM
Vaccinating the world
Editorials
Here’s a horrific fact that doesn’t get a lot of headlines: More than 6 million children under age 5 die each year, many from common diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia. …

12/26/2014 12:00 AM
Clean-water woes
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Toledo’s water crisis last August made clear that the nation needs stronger water-protection laws to prevent another such emergency. A new rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would give the EPA the authority to regulate small waterways that flow into watersheds and affect water quality, in Ohio and across the country. …