Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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4/20/2015 12:00 AM
Health care’s rise in cost is out of line
Letters to the Editor
In response to your April 15 article “ProMedica to reimburse 2 patients; Officials’ action follows The Blade’s investigation”: I appreciate that the people you wrote about are getting action. …

4/20/2015 12:00 AM
Keep the estate tax

Ohio’s repeal of its estate tax more than two years ago has had a disastrous impact on local communities that relied on revenue from the tax to pay for essential public services. Now, Republicans in Congress want to repeal the federal estate tax — a giveaway that would hand $270 billion in tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires over the …

4/20/2015 12:00 AM
Working together

Lucas County’s heroin and opioid crisis shows no signs of abating, but neither do local efforts to fight this epidemic of addiction. A new countywide coalition of law enforcement officials, treatment providers, judges, educators, and others is the latest in a series of high-profile regional initiatives aimed at preventing drug abuse, treating the disease of addiction, and saving lives.…

4/19/2015 12:00 AM
Shell game

On the topic of government transparency and accountability, Toledo Finance Director George Sarantou recently told The Blade: “Any time we can give financial information to citizens, the better they are informed and the better they can make judgment calls. They’re the boss. They elect the members of the legislative branch, which is city council, and they elect the mayor. They …

4/19/2015 12:00 AM
Two distinct marijuana questions
Should Ohio make marijuana legal, for recreational as well as medical use? In principle, I’m inclined to believe it should, although I don’t — and won’t — indulge. …

4/19/2015 12:00 AM
Obama’s climate fixes promise huge costs, few results
President Obama is pushing two emission-reduction programs that he says would help fix global climate change. His proposed Clean Power Plan aims to reduce carbon emissions from American power plants by 30 percent no later than 2030. A separate agreement between the United States and China calls for the Chinese to cap their carbon emissions in 15 years. …

4/19/2015 12:00 AM
Serious about sex assault

The University of Toledo plans to hire an administrator to oversee how the school handles sexual assault and misconduct reports. This is the first time UT is dedicating a position to such matters. …

4/19/2015 12:00 AM
Medal ceremony underscores failure

The long-overdue Purple Heart ceremony for the Fort Hood casualties finally took place (“Purple Hearts for broken hearts; Army honors ’09 Fort Hood attack victims; some bitter,” April 11). Predictably absent from this ceremony was the commander in chief, President Obama. His contemptuous absence was consistent with his euphemistic rubric of “workplace violence.” …

4/19/2015 12:00 AM
Column took cheap shot at Churchill

In response to S. Amjad Hussain’s April 13 op-ed column, “The little-known — except to Asians — dark side of Winston Churchill”: Dr. Hussain should do some research. …

4/19/2015 12:00 AM
Communty-based services are a must

Recent articles about impending doom for consumers of the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities tell only part of the story (“Disabilities board: More time is needed; Federal ruling leaves Lucas County in limbo before 2019 deadline,” April 13). …

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