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Updated 2 hours ago
Bad system weighs heavily on judge
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Wayne County Chief Probate Judge Milton Mack is frustrated with the mental health system in Michigan. He’s seen a lot of mentally ill people pass through his courtroom in his nearly quarter-century on the bench. …

Published 10 hours ago
Kirk: Kasich's tax cut
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 10 hours ago
Substance over symbolism

Supporters and opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline call the controversial project a central issue in the national debate over energy policy. In reality, the pipeline would have little effect on America’s energy use or economy. Now that President Obama has vetoed construction of the proposed pipeline, as he had promised, he and lawmakers must get to work on …

Published 10 hours ago
Lifesaving medication

Gov. John Kasich’s new budget proposal includes $500,000 a year for dispensing statewide the drug naloxone, which has saved dozens of lives in Ohio by reversing the effects of heroin overdoses. As more than 1,000 Ohioans a year die of opioid overdoses, Mr. Kasich is making a prudent investment in the state’s public health and safety. …

Published 10 hours ago
To avoid tickets, pay attention
Letters to the Editor
In response to your Feb. 22 article “Drivers, beware! Website maps speed traps across northwest Ohio, nation”: I have been driving for 35 years through 46 states and towns with speed traps, and received only one ticket for speeding, when I was 16. I’ve gone 34 years without a speeding ticket because I obey the law. …

2/26/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Ohio Democratic Senate primary tryouts
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

2/26/2015 12:00 AM
Delay for Greece

It is good that Greece and its creditors have agreed to extend the country’s current bailout for four months. But the accord among the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission, and the new Greek government must do more than merely kick the can down the road. …

2/26/2015 12:00 AM
Campus gun threat

Sexual assault is a much-discussed issue on college campuses, from statistics that raise concern about its prevalence nationwide to debate over how disciplinary boards should respond. …

2/26/2015 12:00 AM
State of the State

Gov. John Kasich, in his State of the State address this week, asserted that “the future of our state is at risk.” The governor’s warning would have been more credible had he not spent so much of his speech promoting a tax-cut scheme that would worsen economic inequality in Ohio and impose new burdens on many of the …

2/26/2015 12:00 AM
Regional public transit is a necessity

I appreciated your Feb. 13 editorial “Stranding passengers.” It is important that area leaders stand up and take action. …




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