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4/3/2015 12:00 AM
Executive energy

This week, the Obama Administration committed itself to an ambitious blueprint that would slash American greenhouse-gas emissions by more than one-fourth over the next decade. Despite immediate and predictable dismissal from congressional Republicans, the plan appears useful and doable. …

4/3/2015 12:00 AM
Cash from cameras unneeded?
Letters to the Editor
The city of Toledo is owed more than $14 million in traffic-camera-related fines dating back five years (“Keep the traffic cameras,” editorial, March 29). …

4/2/2015 12:00 AM
College building spree

In recent years, colleges and universities in Ohio and across the country have borrowed billions of dollars to finance a spree of lavish building projects. Gov. John Kasich’s task force on college costs must work with the state’s public universities to rein in such spending and pass the savings on to students. …

4/2/2015 12:00 AM
Welcome to Lucas County

The U.S. Census Bureau’s latest estimates suggest that Lucas County’s population decline has slowed, although the county continued to lose residents last year. One good way to help stem a further population slide would be to encourage productive, entrepreneurial immigrants to move here; county officials deserve credit for promoting an initiative to do that. …

4/6/2015 1:30 PM
Our 1st freedom — religion — is still of 1st importance
In 1789, George Washington wrote to Virginia’s United Baptists: “[If] Government might ever be so administered as to render the liberty of conscience insecure ... no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.” …

4/2/2015 12:00 AM
Fedor applauded for showing courage

I applaud the courage it took for state Rep. Teresa Fedor (D., Toledo) to relate the horrible personal tragedies of rape and abortion that occurred in her earlier life while she was a member of the military, during the recent debate over the “heartbeat bill” before the Ohio House (“Fedor reveals rape, abortion in distant past; She rips controversial bill,…

4/2/2015 12:00 AM
Faculty pay not a factor in rising college cost

In response to your March 20 editorial “Rethinking student loans”: I agree that college costs too much. Our students should not have to go into debt to get an education that ultimately benefits all of society. State legislatures shortchange our future with every dollar they cut from public education. …

4/2/2015 12:00 AM
GOP hypocritical on abortion stand
Letters to the Editor
Why do Republicans think the government should stay out of people’s business except when it comes to what a woman can do with her own body? …

4/1/2015 12:00 AM
Liberty or bigotry?

Supporters of a controversial new religious-liberty law in Indiana insist its goal is to promote constitutional rights, not to provide government cover for expressions of bigotry against gay people. If that’s true, then the law’s advocates can promptly show their sincerity by enacting companion legislation in Indiana — and, for that matter, in Ohio — that would outlaw anti-…

4/1/2015 12:00 AM
Cops under scrutiny

Aaron Pope, 34, died last week in police custody at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, about 90 minutes after police, responding to a 911 call, found him outside an East Toledo house. …

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