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Published 23 hours ago
Detroit suburbs covet energy award
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Whatever your politics, there’s no denying that for people and governments, energy costs are huge, especially during a Michigan winter. …

Published 23 hours ago
Dump medical devices tax
Editorials
The federal medical devices tax — a 2.3 percent levy manufacturers pay on products ranging from pacemakers to insulin pumps — imposes an unproductive burden on American businesses and workers. Congress should repeal the tax. …

Published 23 hours ago
More vaccination, not less
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Parents who refuse to get their children vaccinated against contagious diseases often appear to believe that their personal preferences are more important than public health. They are wrong, and they could be dangerously wrong. …

Published 23 hours ago
FirstEnergy wants us to pay for faults
Letters to the Editor
It is time for FirstEnergy to accept the consequences of its actions and poor business decisions (“Hearing draws varied crowd on rate plan for Davis-Besse,” Jan. 26). Let market forces determine whether nuclear power plants — and the companies that own them — should survive. …

1/29/2015 12:00 AM
Let the wage prevail
Editorials
For many years, Michigan has had a law that requires construction workers to earn “prevailing wage” — essentially, union scale — on state jobs such as office buildings and schools. This has resulted in satisfied workers and jobs well done. …

1/29/2015 12:00 AM
Protect, don’t exploit
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In the perpetual battle between environmental protection and commercial exploitation, President Obama has delivered a decisive victory for conservation. But it may be only temporary, because a hostile Congress appears likely to object. Mr. Obama has the better argument. …

1/29/2015 12:00 AM
Balancing act
Editorials
President Obama’s visit to India this week reflected improved relations between that country and the United States. But India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, continues to pursue policies that could prove problematic for the Obama Administration. …

1/29/2015 12:00 AM
Schools need to help underprivileged youths
Letters to the Editor
In response to your Jan. 17 story “Most in public schools are from poor families,” I have some suggestions. …

1/29/2015 12:00 AM
Lake school board muzzles gun-control voices
Letters to the Editor
Thanks for your coverage of the Lake Local Schools board meeting on guns in district schools (“Lake Local board listens to state group on possibly arming staff to protect youth,” Jan. 25). Representatives of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence attended; we were disappointed that we were not allowed to speak during the meeting unless we were residents of …

1/29/2015 12:00 AM
Getting rid of old city staffers is illegal
Letters to the Editor
In a theme worthy of fueling a Dystopian novel, you urge in your Jan. 17 editorial “The long double dip” that Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins fire old staff members and replace them with young ones, because the old have double-dipped and are no longer worthy. …




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