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6/17/2014 12:00 AM
Michigan’s detour
Editorials
Michigan voters have left little doubt about their top priority. Senate Minority Leader Randy Richardville (R., Monroe) put it best a few weeks ago: Every time he went home, he heard a clear message from his constituents: “Just fix the damn roads.” …

6/17/2014 12:00 AM
Passing the buck
Editorials
Toledo might be on the hook for repaying the federal government nearly $3 million for a grant that paid for the recall of 31 laid-off police officers. Mayor D. Michael Collins was aware of the possible expense, and should have earmarked the money during this year’s budget deliberations. …

6/17/2014 12:00 AM
Iran nuclear talks
Editorials
Talks between Iran and the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany over Iran’s nuclear program and economic sanctions in place against it picked up again in Vienna this week. …

6/17/2014 12:00 AM
Owens levy idea won’t make grade
Letters to the Editor
Your June 2 article “Owens looks to change charter” says that Owens Community College leaders are thinking of seeking a local property tax levy to offset losses in revenue because of enrollment declines and cutbacks in state aid. This idea should go no further. …

6/16/2014 1:28 AM
Fight against blight needs fresh ideas
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
My first reaction to The Blade’s powerful expose of blight in Toledo, by reporter Janet Romaker and The Blade’s photography team, is, I suspect, the reaction of most citizens: anger. …

6/16/2014 12:00 AM
Grandchildren put life into focus
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Occasionally, I see a bumper sticker on another car — it’s almost always a sport-utility vehicle — that says: “Ask me about my grandchildren.” I never do. …

6/16/2014 12:00 AM
Public needs good budget analysis
Letters to the Editor
Your June 9 editorial “Capital chaos” and related news articles do little to analyze the City of Toledo’s financial mess. You mention the city’s borrowing of money from the capital improvement fund. Your editorial said the transfer was to help pay salaries for police officers and firefighters. …

6/16/2014 12:00 AM
Rough water
Editorials
A bill recently approved by the House would require 75 percent of U.S. food aid to be transported on privately owned, U.S.-flagged commercial vessels. The cost: An estimated $75 million that could be spent on lifesaving food assistance. …

6/16/2014 12:00 AM
Scary start
Editorials
Federal bureaucrats made an unsettling decision to divide the contract to operate Toledo’s Head Start preschool program between a community partnership led by Toledo Public Schools and a private, for-profit company in Pittsburgh. Both providers now must work to achieve positive results for the children the program will serve. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
Don’t politicize the V.A. scandal
BYDAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
If any issue has to transcend partisan posturing, it’s fulfilling this nation’s obligations to our military veterans. …