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3/1/2015 12:00 AM
Faith accommodation

A case before the U.S. Supreme Court could provide another victory for religious minorities, and set a precedent for stronger enforcement of federal anti-discrimination laws. …

3/1/2015 12:00 AM
Prison recovery

Nearly 45 percent of inmates who enter Ohio state prisons each year — almost 9,000 people — serve less than a year. Many, if not most, of these prisoners are nonviolent drug offenders who need treatment. Until now, however, a lack of time and resources has left them untreated and far more likely to relapse and return to prison,…

2/28/2015 12:00 AM
Mixed message sent about home rule
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The Ohio Supreme Court needs to make up its mind. Do local governments have a constitutional right to home-rule authority? …

2/28/2015 12:00 AM
Teachers failing in their jobs
Letters to the Editor
Marilou Johanek’s Feb. 21 op-ed column, “A lesson for Ohio: New tests no walk in the PARCC,” about student testing sadly proves that teachers’ unions have failed at their job. …

2/28/2015 12:00 AM
Food run

Federal economists, it appears, can predict grocery prices with alarming accuracy. They warned that groceries would cost 3.5 percent more in 2014 because of drought in the West. Prices actually rose by 3.4 percent last year. …

2/28/2015 12:00 AM
State of education

Congress was preparing to revisit the No Child Left Behind law, until House Republican leaders abruptly postponed that effort on Friday. But lawmakers’ agenda remains the same: to ensure that the performance of public schools continues to be monitored, and that educational opportunities are equitable and adequate for all students. These goals can be achieved without the excessive testing that …

2/28/2015 12:00 AM
Register voters online

As the General Assembly gets down to what passes for work in the Statehouse, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is again promoting his sensible plan to enable Ohioans to register to vote online. Perhaps this year, state lawmakers — especially Mr. Husted’s fellow Republicans — will finally conclude that modernizing and improving Ohio’s election system and encouraging more people …

2/27/2015 12:00 AM
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. …

2/27/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Kasich's tax cut
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

2/27/2015 12:00 AM
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 …




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