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Refugee crisis

Escalating conflicts in war-torn regions of the Middle East, Africa, and Asia have brought a sharp increase in the number of suffering refugees who seek asylum in Europe. …

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Saving Lake Erie

A new state law offers a good start — but no more than that — on cleansing Lake Erie of harmful algae. State, federal, local, and regional officials, as well as environmental, scientific, farm, and industry groups, now must build on the law to help prevent a recurrence of the kind of toxic pollution that poisoned Toledo’s water supply last …

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‘5 of 8’ rule outdated?
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The Ohio Board of Education has some explaining to do. It recently eliminated school staffing requirements that affect art, music, and physical education teachers. …

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Criminals won’t get gun checks
Letters to the Editor
In response to your April 15 editoral “Assault on public safety”: I do not favor allowing everyone in Ohio to carry a concealed gun without proper training and testing. I have no problem with background checks for people who apply to carry a gun. …

Updated 17 hours ago
An ode to Michigan’s Sen. Griffin
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — For a moment, U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican, played a key role in one of the most gripping dramas in American history. …

4/24/2015 12:00 AM
Privacy matters

If you’re feeling a little poorer this month after settling up with Uncle Sam, know that RadioShack, at least, considers you an asset. …

4/24/2015 12:00 AM
Pilots’ low pay

No offense to cab drivers, but airline pilots should earn more than they do. Right now, many don’t. …

4/24/2015 12:00 AM
Better charter bill

Sometime this year, the General Assembly likely will approve a comprehensive bill to reform the way Ohio charter schools are governed. Most lawmakers, as well as Gov. John Kasich, agree on the need to reform charters, which function as public schools but without the degree of accountability expected of traditional schools, and too often condemn their students to a mediocre …

4/24/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Political pop quiz
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

4/24/2015 12:00 AM
Gerken’s backing pot issue ripped
Letters to the Editor
I was surprised to see a picture of Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken signing a petition to legalize marijuana in Ohio (“Investor talks up campaign for legalization; Owner of proposed Toledo growing facility says initiative is a matter of fairness,” April 14). …




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