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9/11/2015 12:00 AM
Start-up gives hope to homeless
DETROIT — There are plenty of schemes for how Detroit can revitalize itself. Some call for massive investment. Some call for teams of young, hip, well-educated people to move to the city and start technology businesses. Some of that is happening. …

9/11/2015 12:00 AM
Making peace in Toledo

Community leaders will meet next week to decide whether Toledo will move forward with an initiative similar to Operation Peacemaker, a controversial anti-gun violence program that has dramatically reduced homicides and shootings in Richmond, Calif. …

9/11/2015 12:00 AM
A call for resentencing

Richard Wershe, a.k.a. “White Boy Rick,” was a 1980’s poster child for the great Reagan-era crusade against drugs. Known for flamboyant suits and a cocky demeanor, Wershe, a Detroiter, was only 17 when he was arrested for attempting to sell 17 pounds of cocaine. …

9/11/2015 12:00 AM
Predicting violence is impossible
Letters to the Editor
The issue of gun control is a quagmire (“(Yet another) gun outrage,” editorial, Aug. 28). The mentally impaired and the insane are citizens who have civil rights and civil liberties too. Doctor and patient records are not public, and that privileged relationship is protected by law. …

9/10/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: ResponsibleOhio's mascot unmasked

9/10/2015 12:00 AM
Energizing the vote

Conventional wisdom holds that few of Toledo’s nearly 180,000 registered voters — maybe 15 percent — will turn out for Toledo’s midterm mayoral election on Nov. 3. If so, that means, in a seven-person horse race, the next mayor could become the chief executive officer of a city of nearly 300,000 with fewer than 5,000 votes.…

9/10/2015 12:00 AM
That nagging email issue

The issue of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton having used a personal email server for government communications during her four years as secretary of State is not going away. …

9/10/2015 12:00 AM
Cluster bombs’ lingering evil

Five years ago, 117 nations signed a treaty banning the manufacture and use of cluster bombs — munitions designed to maim and kill people indiscriminately. The treaty prohibits all uses of cluster bombs and sets deadlines for the elimination of stockpiles and for the detection and removal of unexploded bombs. …

9/10/2015 12:00 AM
Down babies deserve a chance for life
Letters to the Editor
Perhaps a little more research should have been done before categorically stating that pregnancies with Down syndrome babies should be granted permission for an abortion (“More extremism on abortion,” editorial, Aug. 31). A short check on successful Down syndrome adults who have achieved much would make that decision even more heinous. …

9/9/2015 12:00 AM
Lead, Madame Mayor
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Long-running strife between Toledo's firefighters’ union and fire Chief Luis Santiago has hurt and embarrassed the city. It will inevitably undermine public confidence in the department. This counterproductive feud should never have gotten this far, and it can’t be allowed to fester until after the election. …

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