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6/1/2015 12:00 AM
Voter apathy

Turnout last month for a special election to fill the Toledo City Council seat previously held by Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson was abysmally low: Of more than 32,000 registered voters in District 4, only 4.4 percent — or 1,435 — actually exercised their franchise. …

6/1/2015 12:00 AM
A healthier world
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Global anti-poverty and public health advocates are pressing Congress to approve an urgently needed bill that would save millions of lives by ensuring that U.S. dollars allocated to child and maternal health around the world are effectively spent. Despite considerable progress, goals in reducing child mortality, established by the United States and its United Nations partners, aren’t being …

6/1/2015 12:00 AM
Focus on suspect in fatal fire
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6/4/2015 12:00 PM
Gay marriage just the fuse in Ireland
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
The Plain People of Ireland took a remarkable step as they jigged into the polling booths the other day. They decided gay marriage is just dandy. Moreover, they became the first nation to do so by referendum. …

5/31/2015 12:00 AM
Continue Ohio's medicaid expansion
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Gov. John Kasich heard the question again last week, during a visit to Georgia for the presidential campaign he has yet to announce. …

5/31/2015 12:00 AM
State must restore city’s Youth Deterrent Program
BY JEFF GERRITT BLADE DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Gov. John Kasich’s administration has undercut its mission to help at-risk youth by ending Toledo’s most effective intervention program. Unless the ruling, based on a misreading of federal law, is reversed, troubled young men like 16-year-old Devonte Joyce of Toledo will lose a life-changing resource. …

5/31/2015 12:00 AM
Let us pray: UT practice not unusual
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

5/31/2015 12:00 AM
Paying for the jail
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Lucas County needs a new jail, soon. It needs to confine inmates from its communities in the county, rather than ship many of them to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio near Stryker — a 60-mile drive from downtown Toledo. It needs to invest more in such things as diversion programs and electronic monitoring, to preserve scarce cell space …

5/31/2015 12:00 AM
Governor Kasich’s Common Core confusion
BY HEATHER KAYS
Gov. John Kasich needs a lesson in Common Core. Even he admits it. …

5/31/2015 12:00 AM
Protecting gay Ohioans

Toledo is one of 13 Ohio cities that properly prohibit discrimination against their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender residents. But because Ohio has no law banning anti-LGBT bias, those ordinances usually are enforced locally, not by the state Civil Rights Commission, the body that is charged with investigating civil rights complaints statewide. That limits communities’ ability to protect LGBT …




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