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6/28/2015 12:00 AM
It’s past time to stow Confederate flag
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
I lived and worked for nearly seven years in Memphis, which is about as deep in the Deep South as you can get. After growing up on the East Coast and spending most of my career in the Midwest, I found running the opinion pages of the Memphis region’s dominant newspaper an illuminating experience — generally pleasant and rewarding, but …

6/28/2015 12:00 AM
White America not off the hook
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Let’s be clear: The massacre nearly two weeks ago of nine African-Americans in a Charleston, S.C., church was an act of domestic and racial terrorism. The alleged killer, a baby-faced blond by the name of Dylann Roof, belonged to a Protestant Christian church, but somehow morphed into a violent white supremacist wrapped in the Confederate flag. …

6/28/2015 12:00 AM
Zoo fund-raiser roars
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
Water blue and sea green with lots of sea shells and Sea Nettle images set the scene on the perfect weather night for the 28th annual party with a purpose, the PNC ZOOtoDO 2015 presented by MassMutual of Northwest Ohio on June 19 at the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium. …

6/28/2015 12:02 AM
Ohio, Mich. both battle CWD threat
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
A deer with chronic wasting disease acts nothing like a deer. It has been robbed of its most basic instincts. …

6/28/2015 12:00 AM
Travel advice: Speak your mind
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
I checked out of the Marriott Hotel in downtown Augusta, Ga., happily and it wasn’t only because I finally had enough points to get a complimentary room. After patronizing the Marriott chain for 20 or more years I would say I deserved a free night. …

6/27/2015 12:00 AM
Finally
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
When the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider the legality of same-sex marriage, religious or Biblical beliefs had nothing to do with it. Equal application of the law, as established in the Constitution, was what the high court debated before ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. …

6/27/2015 12:00 AM
S.C. tragedy weighs on Toledo churches
BY TK BARGER BLADE RELIGION EDITOR
Father’s Day was celebrated at three Toledo-area African Methodist Episcopal churches Sunday. …

6/26/2015 12:00 AM
Reinbolt has played vital role with city
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
The mayor’s chief of staff, Robert Reinbolt, is the most fascinating person in Toledo politics today. …

6/26/2015 12:00 AM
Cumulus radio ratings steady
BY KIRK BAIRD CULTURE SHOCK
After major upheaval last summer involving on-air personnel and music programming at several of Cumulus Inc.’s nine local stations, the winter radio ratings were much the same as they’ve always been. …

6/26/2015 12:00 AM
It's still hard to vote in Michigan
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — If you ask politicians in Michigan’s government about voting, they will tell you it is a right and a sacred duty. They will say that they want everyone to vote, in every election. …




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