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10/26/2014 12:00 AM
TPS needs levy to continue momentum
Letters to the Editor
We are pleased that Toledo Public Schools earned the highest ranking of all Ohio urban districts on four elements of the state report cards: test scores, score improvements, graduation rate, and the districts’ ability to close the achievement gap among ethnicity and income groups (“TPS touts rankings before levy vote,” Oct. 16). …

10/26/2014 12:00 AM
Tainted water concern lessens
Letters to the Editor
As fall progresses, levels of toxic algae in Lake Erie are decreasing (“Ohio to receive nearly $7.5M to deal with algae,” Oct. 21). But while algae levels can linger until the end of the month, residents who depend on the lake for drinking, bathing, and cooking water shouldn’t be concerned. …

10/26/2014 12:00 AM
Reducing Ohio’s renewable-power mandate is progress, not regression
BY TAYLOR SMITH
Thirty states, including Ohio, have renewable portfolio mandates. These laws require a certain percentage of electricity to be generated from renewable sources, primarily wind and solar power. …

10/25/2014 12:00 AM
Get a flu shot
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It is a mystery that so many people pass on flu shots. Only about half of Americans get one, statistics show. …

10/25/2014 12:00 AM
Put water access first
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Nearly a month after the judge who is hearing Detroit’s bankruptcy case declined to extend a moratorium on the city’s suspension of water service to customers who have fallen far behind on their bills, the United Nations held a hearing this week that exposed the shutoffs’ adverse impact on residents. …

10/25/2014 12:00 AM
Road kill
Editorials
Between 1970 and 2010, the Earth lost most of its wildlife, according to new data collected by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London. The groups’s report is alarming, even as creatures such as otters, wolves, and buffalo make a comeback. …

10/25/2014 12:00 AM
Assault on Canada
Editorials
Two attacks this week, in Ottawa and near Montreal, have focused global attention on Mideast developments and Canada’s role in them. …

10/25/2014 12:00 AM
State GOP win would be dismal
Letters to the Editor
Of course Ohio Republicans want a decisive sweep in the midterm election (“GOP rally aims to turn Nov. 4 into landslide,” Oct. 17). They will see that as a mandate to turn Ohio into a right-to-work state, bust public-sector unions, cut taxes for the rich on the backs of the working class and poor, and turn …

10/24/2014 12:00 AM
Mich. House race has suspense
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Fred Upton was first elected to represent the Kalamazoo area in Congress in 1986, when Ronald Reagan was president and almost nobody was online. …

10/24/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Terror in Canada
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST