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2/7/2016 12:00 AM
Justice derailed

One frustrating element of America’s criminal justice system is that some police officers and prosecutors seem more interested in arrests and convictions than in justice. Institutional indifference to actual guilt can lead to unjust outcomes. …

2/7/2016 12:00 AM
More sunshine in Michigan

The nation is rushing to try to help Flint, a city whose water has been disastrously contaminated with lead because of a decision made by an emergency manager appointed by Michigan’s governor. By all accounts, the state was, at the very least, painfully slow to react — something even Gov. Rick Snyder has tacitly admitted in a series of public …

2/7/2016 12:00 AM
National model on addiction

The nation’s top drug official, Michael Botticelli, visited Toledo last week to attend a community forum on addiction, and to learn about local efforts to fight a national heroin and opioid epidemic. …

2/6/2016 12:00 AM
Kasich’s image of so-called moderation?
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Early on, the candidate decided to put all of his eggs in one New Hampshire basket. Smart strategy. John Kasich staked his Republican presidential campaign on it. …

2/6/2016 12:00 AM
Lake Erie watershed is impaired

I am disturbed that Toledo City Council has kicked the can down the road about designating the Lake Erie watershed as impaired (“Designation of Erie watershed stalls in council,” Jan. 27).  …

2/6/2016 12:00 AM
Cancer care

As the nation takes up what President Obama calls a “moon shot” to cure cancer, the need for contributions from one sector of the medical community  — patients — may not be obvious. …

2/6/2016 12:00 AM
Detroit’s cautionary tale

Detroit’s public school system is in dreadful shape. More than a half-billion dollars in debt, it continues to hemorrhage money and students. In 2000, the district enrolled 167,000 students; today, it’s barely 42,000. By nearly every measure, student performance is far below the minimum needed for success in school and life.  …

2/5/2016 12:59 AM
It’s a different world for UT, BG recruiters
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
The late Frank X. Lauterbur always enjoyed telling the tales of his two greatest recruiting feats at the University of Toledo. …

2/5/2016 12:14 AM
Black bear numbers on rise in Michigan
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
There are about 20,000 black bears in the state of Michigan, with the bulk of that population living in the semiwilderness of the Upper Peninsula. But a significant growth in black bear numbers has taken place in the northern half of the lower peninsula, where hardwood and conifer forests provide the habitat and varied food sources these large omnivores …

2/5/2016 12:00 AM
More to Flint than political blame game

Your Jan. 30 editorial “Disgraceful blame game” suggests that the blame for the Flint, Mich., tragedy belongs to Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and no one else. The facts tell a different story. …




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