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7/3/2014 12:00 AM
No more empty threats
WASHINGTON POST
As heavy fighting resumed this week in eastern Ukraine, it was obvious that Russian President Vladimir Putin had disregarded demands from the United States and European Union that Russia stop intervening. Rebels backed by Moscow did not hand back border posts. Military supplies have not stopped flowing across the border. …

7/3/2014 12:00 AM
DNA matters
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine deserves great credit for his efforts to test neglected DNA evidence — much of it more than a decade old — that can solve cold cases and clear innocent suspects. …

7/3/2014 12:00 AM
Sense on vaccines
Editorials
In 1998, one of the most reckless medical studies of the past 50 years linked rising rates of autism with childhood vaccinations. The scientific and medical communities condemned the conclusion as dangerous because of the drop it triggered in immunizations. …

7/3/2014 12:00 AM
Payout to UT chief is too much
Letters to the Editor
Your June 28 article “Hefty payout for Jacobs’ departure angers some; UT faculty among those feeling sting of amount” says some people might be angry about Dr. Lloyd Jacobs’ exorbitant payout upon leaving the University of Toledo presidency. Thousands more Toledo residents probably feel the same way. …

7/3/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: World Cup hangover
Editorial Cartoons

7/2/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk Walters Editorial Cartoon: Smoker's Club
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

7/2/2014 12:00 AM
Benefits without dues
Editorials
Just like their counterparts in the private sector, government workers have long been able to join unions, which then charge dues to cover expenses for services that include negotiating wages and advocating political action. And just like their private-sector counterparts, public employees who don’t want to join a union have been able to withhold dues while paying “agency fees” …

7/2/2014 12:00 AM
Smokeless
Editorials
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins wants to deny jobs in city government to applicants who use tobacco. That raises big practical and policy questions, some of which the administration appears not to have thought all the way through. Still, the mayor’s concept is a sincere and praiseworthy effort that can improve public health while it limits taxpayers’ share of municipal …

7/2/2014 12:00 AM
Fireworks safety
Editorials
Almost everyone loves fireworks, which is why thousands of people are expected to pack Toledo’s Promenade Park for The Blade’s annual “Red, White, KABOOM” blowout on the Fourth of July. Far too many of us will also set off firecrackers at home — even though that violates Ohio law — and almost certainly, injuries will result. …

7/2/2014 12:00 AM
Give credit to Obama for foreign policy
Letters to the Editor
Paul Krugman’s June 23 op-ed column, “Finally, the Barack Obama we’ve been waiting for,” includes several positive comments about the President’s domestic policy. However, he does not mention matters related to foreign policy for which the President is often criticized. …