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1/25/2015 12:00 AM
Reversing regulation
Opinion
Energy industries and their allies in Columbus continue to play fast and loose with Ohio’s environmental regulations. The state Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to claw back regulation of oil and natural-gas pipelines and coal mines in a manner that could damage wetlands and waterways. …

1/25/2015 12:00 AM
Back to poverty
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Public school systems in America are increasingly poor. That trend threatens national education standards and the democratic ideal of opportunity for all. …

1/25/2015 12:00 AM
Ohio’s tobacco-use rate needs to drop
Opinion
Your Jan. 12 editorial “To your health” reminds us that we have much to do to improve the health of our community and state. One key measure of Ohio’s well-being is its tobacco-use rates. …

1/25/2015 12:00 AM
Showing effects of smoking would curb use
Opinion
I agree with Blade Editor David Kushma that smoking rates are a concern in Ohio (“Clear the air — hike Ohio’s tobacco tax,” op-ed column, Jan. 18). There are ways that the rates can be reduced. …

1/25/2015 12:00 AM
Article overstates public library incidents
Opinion
Your Jan. 4 article “Trouble often shatters hush of local libraries” took a disturbing look at our Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. Unfortunately, the article focuses on 1,000 incidents — among more than 3 million visitors a year — to scare and to create a less then desirable image of a library system that is far superior to what …

1/24/2015 12:00 AM
It’s not 2004 anymore
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Remember when same-sex marriage used to be a wedge issue in politics? It was no coincidence that Ohio put the subject to a statewide vote in 2004. The issue of banning gay marriage motivated people to vote. …

1/24/2015 12:00 AM
Cartoon demeans local leader
Letters to the Editor
Kirk Walters’ Dec. 31 Maumee Dearest editorial cartoon about the recent death of Domenic Montalto, a former Lucas County Democratic Party executive director, was nasty. Over the years, Mr. Montalto helped a lot of budding county politicians get started. …

1/24/2015 12:00 AM
Teach kids to code
Opinion
Today’s students are well versed in the world of laptops, iPads, and the Internet. But digital education standards too often squander resources on “computer literacy” skills that students already have, rather than those they don’t. Instead of learning to use computer programs, students need to learn how to write them. …

1/24/2015 12:00 AM
Reproductive regression
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In his State of the Union address this week, President Obama made an inspiring appeal to bipartisanship: “Surely we can agree ... that every woman should have access to the health care she needs.” Shamefully, our elected officials can’t even agree on that. …

1/23/2015 12:00 AM
Snyder ready to stand up to GOP
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Will Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder turn out to be a modern-day, moderate Eisenhower Republican? …




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