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Updated 1 hour ago
Revisiting 'Where do we go from here?'
BY KEITH BURRIS BLADE COLUMNIST
After The Blade’s remarkable series on gangs, I wrote a column titled, “Where do we go from here?” …

Updated 13 hours ago
Stocking allows Michigan to once again talk turkey
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
When the first European settlers reached what is now Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, wild turkeys were fairly common. These large birds, native to North America, thrived in the mix of hardwood and conifer forests, open meadows, and marshes. …

Published 14 hours ago
No fear for runners as Boston nears
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Two local runners were sitting at a sports bar in March of 2013, shortly after completing a half-marathon. …

Published 18 hours ago
The high cost of running for Congress
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE COLUMNIST
LANSING — Ninety years ago, Will Rogers made audiences laugh by saying: “America has the best politicians money can buy.” …

Published 18 hours ago
Time is right for Letterman retirement
BY KIRK BAIRD BLADE STAFF WRITER
Where would we be without Top 10 Lists? Stupid pet tricks? And really, the late, great Larry “Bud” Melman, the TV name given to Calvert DeForest, a portly elderly man who resembled a distant cousin you’d meet at a family reunion, but whose sarcastic delivery of lines made him a minor star? …

4/17/2014 1:26 AM
Zealous prosecutors worse than shady pols
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Between stints in Toledo, I lived with my family in Connecticut for 25 years. There I occasionally covered John Rowland, thrice elected governor of the state. …

4/17/2014 12:00 AM
Sal's Pals top $1M mark for charity
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
Sal's Pals celebrated its 12th annual dinner and auction April 12 at St. Francis DeSales High School. Sal's Pals: Committed to finding a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis, was started when Jenny and Rick Pinardo's son Sal was born in 2001 with CF, an inherited chronic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system. …

4/16/2014 1:25 AM
Dumars shouldn’t be scapegoat
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Somewhere along the way, somehow, the Detroit Pistons became an afterthought even to their fans. They long ago stopped being the Bad Boys and became simply bad. Joe Dumars was the tie that bound those eras, but even that tie became frayed. …

4/16/2014 12:00 AM
Pruning trees into shape
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER GARDENING COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
The flowering and fruit trees are finally waking up from their winter hibernation and it is time to prune them into shape for the best fruit crop they can produce. …

4/15/2014 12:27 AM
An economist tells it like it is
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Through the good graces of one of Toledo’s best citizens, Bob Meeker, I had a chance to chat with Kate Warne, an economist with broad experience — including working for the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ronald Reagan and being part of the team that deregulated the airline industry. …