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9/11/2014 12:00 AM
Communitywide responders
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Across Ohio, the communities boasting the most success in managing a statewide heroin and opioid epidemic are those with a communitywide, grass-roots response that entails far more than law enforcement and treatment providers. …

9/11/2014 12:00 AM
The fallout from Ferguson
WASHINGTON POST
Attorney General Eric Holder last week announced that the Justice Department will conduct a formal civil rights investigation of the embattled police department in Ferguson, Mo. The investigation eventually could affect practically every police department in the country, especially urban departments such as Toledo’s. …

9/11/2014 12:00 AM
Lawmaker needs to look harder
Letters to the Editor
With reference to concentrated animal feeding operations, State Sen. Randy Gardner asked whether “there has ever been a single CAFO that has directly impacted the Lake Erie watershed?” (“Stricter rules for agriculture debated,” Aug. 31). The Bowling Green Republican then asked for evidence of such. …

9/10/2014 12:00 AM
Maumee Dearest: Construction season in Ohio
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

9/10/2014 12:00 AM
Road block
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Members of Toledo City Council were shortsighted in passing an ordinance that would allocate $4.7 million for street repairs in Districts 1 and 3. The mad dash for cash was a haphazard and ineffective attempt to achieve some street-repair parity among the city’s districts. Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins rightly vetoed the ordinance. …

9/10/2014 12:00 AM
‘No-snitch’ mentality killing black community
BY SHANNON KEYS
I was a criminal for a significant part of my life, and I’ve never cooperated with law enforcement. I grew up on the east side of Detroit and started slinging dope when I was 15. Like me, all my peers ended up in prison or jail. Cops were the enemy. If you cooperated with them, you were something far worse …

9/10/2014 12:00 AM
Politics before principle
LOS ANGELES TIMES
The most troubling part of President Obama’s decision to delay using executive action to change the nation’s immigration system is that it seems rooted in crass political calculation. In that, he has now joined House Republicans in putting politics ahead of the needs of the nation, which is not a particularly good move for a president trying to cement his …

9/10/2014 12:00 AM
Let’s return to top-rated city water
Letters to the Editor
In 2007, Toledo’s tap water was rated among the best-tasting in the country. Now we have a cesspool of green slime, manure, and fertilizer run-off that cannot be filtered effectively (“Corporate farms get blame as key water-pollution culprit; More manure detected in storm runoff,” Aug. 31). …

9/9/2014 12:00 AM
Fatal fears
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Before members of the State Senate get behind Ohio’s version of stand-your-ground legislation, they should heed a Detroit judge who just handed down a murder sentence in a claimed self-defense shooting. …

9/9/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Putin uses the Zimmerman Defense
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST