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Published 44 minutes ago
Kirk: Secret Service agent has a mishap
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 44 minutes ago
Recurring recess
Editorials
Many Americans seek a job; others work two. So it’s natural that people wonder when Congress will do its job. …

Published 44 minutes ago
Breach of security
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The Secret Service’s multiple performance failures during last month’s security breach at the White House demand a thorough outside review of the agency that is charged with protecting President Obama, his family, and his — and the nation’s — official residence. …

Published 44 minutes ago
Renew mental health levy
Editorials
Even with big cuts in state aid, the Lucas County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board continues to serve more than 27,000 people a year who need mental health, addiction, and emergency services. Funding 22 community treatment and prevention agencies, the board also has taken a leading role in battling northwest Ohio’s opioid and heroin epidemic. …

Published 44 minutes ago
Don’t blame budget for security lapse
Letters to the Editor
Columnist Dana Milbank wrote that the recent security breach at the White House may be related to a severe staffing shortage (“It’s now no secret: Budget cuts enabled White House intruder,” op-ed column, Sept. 24). …

10/1/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk's Maumee Dearest: Mayor Collins and Vlad Putin
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

10/1/2014 12:00 AM
Hong Kong’s upheaval
Editorials
Hong Kong is a small outpost of global free enterprise in the possession of a giant nation that practices capitalism while clinging to its founding communist principles. China still refuses to grasp that political freedom is the next logical step to economic freedom — an essential ingredient of dynamism. …

10/1/2014 12:00 AM
Series right; Programs need money
Letters to the Editor
Your Sept. 21-22 special report “A grave outcome; Young black men: Death of prison?” was well written and factual. I worked with street gangs in Detroit in the 1970s and 1980s, and the news reports that were written then are the same as they are now, except that drugs were not as big a factor then. …

10/1/2014 12:00 AM
Vote for Issue 9
Editorials
The Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio seeks voter renewal of a levy and a modest property tax increase to help provide services for Lucas County’s growing population of seniors. The Blade recommends a vote FOR Issue 9 on this fall’s countywide ballot. …

10/1/2014 12:00 AM
Not so early
Editorials
Ohio boasts of having one of the best systems of early voting in the nation, and it does. But the state’s Republican leaders and their allies, from the Statehouse to the U.S. Supreme Court, evidently don’t want the system to be too good, if that means making it more convenient for Ohioans who might prefer to vote for Democratic …