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3/29/2014 12:00 AM
Constitutional ban discriminates
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Second class. Less than. Beneath consideration. Ohio’s constitutional ban on gay marriage discriminates. …

3/29/2014 12:00 AM
Act now on opioids
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State lawmakers have introduced an 11-bill package that aims to alleviate Ohio’s opioid and heroin epidemic. Dealing with education, treatment, regulation, and interdiction, these bills would, overall, help the state control a public health crisis that kills more than three Ohioans a day and has put more than 200,000 in the throes of addiction. …

3/29/2014 12:00 AM
Where’s gun control?
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Fifteen months ago, as the nation recoiled in horror from the massacre of 20 children and six adults by a disturbed man armed with three semiautomatic weapons, there were firm proclamations that this time would be different. The violence at that Newtown, Conn., elementary school, it was said, finally would lead the nation to come together and embrace some reasonable …

3/28/2014 12:00 AM
Bullet blameless in death
Letters to the Editor
As usual, The Blade attributes the tragic death of a police officer on a bullet, as if it had a mind of its own (“Officer Chavez,” editorial, March 18). Never mind that the bullet was fired by a man who pulled the trigger on a gun that no amount of laws would keep him from possessing. …

3/28/2014 12:00 AM
Long on ideas, short on funds
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
 KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Mark Totten didn’t think much about politics in the 1980s, when he was growing up in this classic Midwestern town, halfway between Detroit and Chicago. …

3/28/2014 12:00 AM
Medicare and doctors
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Maybe it was too good to be true. A rare bipartisan health-care reform proposal backed by leaders of three major House and Senate committees is foundering because Republicans and Democrats can’t agree on how to pay for it. …

3/28/2014 12:00 AM
Funding grumbling
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The agencies and shelters that serve Toledo’s homeless population should quickly settle their rift over federal funding, and continue efforts to streamline the intake process for those in crisis. …

3/28/2014 12:00 AM
Jimmy Carter’s qualms
Editorials
In an interview this week with NBC News, former President Jimmy Carter gave voice to anxieties that many Americans have about the wide net for information cast by U.S. intelligence agencies more than a decade after the trauma of 9/​11. …

3/28/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Secret Service 'line of duty'
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

3/27/2014 12:00 AM
Collins’ rhetoric needs funds
Letters to the Editor
Mayor D. Michael Collins has promised to clean the city of Toledo of blight and crime “one neighborhood at a time” (“Mayor touts $244M general-fund budget; Collins defends city pay raises,” March 20). This is wonderful, inspirational political rhetoric, but will he be able to fulfill his promise on such a tight budget? …