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1/31/2016 12:00 AM
Gearing up for election season
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Though it seems the presidential campaign has been under way for years, actual voters are about to weigh in for the first time, when the Iowa caucuses are held tomorrow. …

1/31/2016 12:00 AM
Kirk: Anger Management
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

1/31/2016 12:00 AM
Help for postpartum depression

It is a heartfelt expression of joy that is commonly uttered to a new mother. But imagine how that expression might sound to a woman who is silently suffering following the birth of a child, feeling frightened or anxious or puzzled or overwhelmed. You must be so happy ... or there’s something wrong with you. …

1/31/2016 12:00 AM
Investing in global health

Congress is considering an urgently needed bill that would save millions of lives by ensuring that U.S. investments in global child and maternal health are effectively spent. …

1/31/2016 12:00 AM
Ecologist supports Metro parks’ deer killings

As an ecologist, I have spent more than twenty years working in conservation and environmentally related fields in northwest Ohio. I was struck by the negativity of your recent Readers’ Forum writers in reference to the Metroparks of Toledo Area’s ongoing deer management efforts (“Deer kill concerns voiced,” Jan. 28). …

1/31/2016 12:00 AM
TPS refuses to expand programs at needy schools

The Blade reported that Toledo Public Schools settled a yearslong federal investigation regarding inequities of services and resources to students attending mainly black schools. (“U.S. orders TPS to give equal access,” Jan. 22)  Additionally, the article stated, “Mr. Murphy said the district wants to expand a program that pays teachers an incentive to teach at lower-performing schools,…

1/30/2016 12:00 AM
Acceptance of mortality is a struggle for the forever young
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Do we ever come to terms with our own mortality? Way to begin an opinion column, right? But occasionally life nudges us to think about being finite. …

1/30/2016 12:00 AM
Disgraceful blame game

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder did the right thing last week when he accepted responsibility for the Flint water crisis in his annual State of the State speech: “I’m sorry I let you down. You deserve to know the buck stops here with me.” …

1/30/2016 12:00 AM
Teachable moment

In November, Melissa Click, an assistant professor of mass media at the University of Missouri, became the object of national ridicule. During emotional protests over racial and social justice on the campus that is home to one of the nation’s top journalism schools, Ms. Click berated a student filming the proceedings, insisting that he leave the area designated by students …

1/30/2016 12:00 AM
City board’s actions are discouraging

I attended the meeting of the Toledo’s Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday, and was discouraged by the board’s actions (“Zoning board OKs group homes request,” Jan. 26). I am not opposed to Sunshine Communities’ work, but why aren’t they held to the same rules as ordinary citizens? A woman at the meeting wanted a variance, and the board …




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