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Published 19 hours ago
Lake should holster thoughts of arming staff
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
I hope Lake Local Schools officials haven’t made up their mind about arming teachers in district classrooms, and just appear undecided. …

Published 19 hours ago
Regulate animal research
Opinion
If Americans had any doubts about the lengths to which the federal government will go to collude with agribusiness, they need look no further than the grotesque experiments conducted by the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, a little-known network of research labs in Nebraska that is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. …

Published 19 hours ago
Aerial intruder
Opinion
A quadcopter drone bought at a store crashed on the White House lawn at 3 a.m. Monday. No one was hurt, but the drone’s ability to evade detection until it came down raised the specter of a new security concern at the home of the most powerful leader of the free world. …

Published 19 hours ago
Settle down
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The City of Toledo is paying $1.27 million in taxpayers’ money to 149 Police Department command officers to settle a lawsuit brought by their union over emergency budget measures that then-Mayor Mike Bell took five years ago. Officials of Mayor D. Michael Collins’ administration insist the settlement is a bargain, because they say a loss in court could …

Published 19 hours ago
Blocking oil pipeline is necessary
Letters to the Editor
Ruth Marcus’ Jan. 15 op-ed column, “Keystone XL’s politics of symbolism over substance,” underestimates the impact of that pipeline. …

1/30/2015 12:00 AM
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. …

1/30/2015 12:00 AM
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. …

1/30/2015 12:00 AM
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. …

1/30/2015 12:00 AM
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. …




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