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1/3/2015 12:00 AM
Guns over America
Opinion
Last year, more Americans tried to slip through airport security with guns, knives, swords, and even grenades than at any other time in the past decade. The federal Transportation Security Administration reports confiscating a record 2,164 guns from passengers — a 20 percent increase over 2013. …

1/3/2015 12:00 AM
Patricia Hill Burnett
Opinion
Patricia Hill Burnett, who died this week at the age of 94, became internationally famous as one of Michigan’s leading feminists and the cofounder of the state’s chapter of the National Organization for Women. She was also a world-famous painter who did official portraits of First Lady Betty Ford and several of the state’s governors, and was commissioned to …

1/3/2015 12:00 AM
Unfinished business
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Some Ohio utility providers are using loopholes in state regulation to sell services at exorbitant costs — legally. Ending such price gouging should be a simple fix, and the authority to do it is already on the books. When state lawmakers return to Columbus, they should put reining in these practices near the top of their to-do list. …

1/2/2015 12:00 AM
Southfield the perfect contrast
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — For years, national news media have been fascinated with the drama that is Detroit. …

1/2/2015 12:00 AM
Juvenile injustice
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U.S. Supreme Court justices moved the nation’s justice system forward in 2012 by ruling that mandatory life sentences for juveniles violated the Constitution’s 8th Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. That decision, however, did not determine whether the prohibition on such sentences should apply retroactively to more than 2,000 juvenile lifers nationwide, including nearly 350 in Michigan.…

1/2/2015 12:00 AM
Donor deferrals
Editorials
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration soon will permit men who have had sex with other men to donate blood — but only if they haven’t been sexually active for a year. So most gay men still won’t be eligible to donate, and the nation’s blood supply will continue to suffer for it. …

1/2/2015 12:00 AM
Pope’s tirade applies to all of us
Letters to the Editor
The Blade has given Pope Francis’ challenge to the Curia — the cardinals, bishops, and priests who run Vatican operations — much attention (“A pope sends the right Christmas message,” op-ed column, Dec. 25). The problem I see, though, is within myself. …

1/1/2015 12:00 AM
Making your world a better place in 2015
BY CLINTON O. LONGENECKER
For 15 years, I have had my students in the University of Toledo’s College of Business and Innovation turn over the course information card I pass out at the start of the semester and provide additional information on the back. I ask them: “Please tell me one specific thing that you are doing to make the world a better place.…

1/1/2015 12:00 AM
Road rules
Opinion
Uber is a ride-sharing smart-phone app that allows users to hire drivers at a lower cost than traditional taxicabs. It provides necessary competition in cities around the world, including Toledo, that had to rely previously on a handful of providers that had no incentive to improve service. …

1/1/2015 12:00 AM
At a minimum
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The new year begins with modest but significant improvement for about 277,000 Ohio workers, nearly 6 percent of the state’s work force, who earn the minimum wage or slightly more: Ohio’s minimum wage rises by 15 cents today, to $8.10 an hour. …




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