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8/2/2015 12:00 AM
From cropland to Lake Erie algae, follow the phosphorus
A year ago today, residents of Toledo and surrounding communities woke up to find their tap water was unsafe to drink. Fluorescent green, slimy, and smelly, a massive algae bloom had drifted over the city’s water intake pipe, introducing cyanotoxins into the region’s water system. That led to a three-day ban on drinking water. …

8/2/2015 12:00 AM
What's the difference?

A new report by the Toledo Police Department shows that in 2014, consistent with earlier years, black men and women were more likely than any other group to be stopped for traffic violations and to be arrested during those stops. Now police officials must look more closely at why that happened. …

8/2/2015 12:00 AM
Highway to heroin
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The number of heroin users in the United States has grown by 300,000 over a decade, with most of the increase occurring among white people in suburban or rural areas. In recent surveys, nearly 3 in every 1,000 Americans reported using heroin, up from 2 per 1,000 a decade ago. …

8/1/2015 12:00 AM
Charter schools mess hurts students
Illegal conduct under a renegade state superintendent at the Ohio Department of Education could torpedo Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential ambitions. It is that bad. …

8/1/2015 12:00 AM
Mrs. Clinton’s email secrecy is troubling
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8/1/2015 12:00 AM
Candid camera
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Ray Tensing, a former University of Cincinnati police officer, faces a murder charge after he fatally shot an unarmed motorist. Mr. Tensing, who pleaded not guilty this week to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter, had said he was dragged by the car driven by Samuel DuBose, an unarmed 43-year-old African-American man, during a July 19 traffic …

8/1/2015 12:00 AM
Gross injustice

The American-born Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard will walk free from a U.S. prison in November. The Obama Administration’s decision not to stop him is a gross injustice to Americans. …

7/31/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Children's petting zoo

7/31/2015 12:00 AM
States’ right

Should food companies be required to label products that include genetically modified organisms? At the moment, there doesn’t appear to be credible evidence that GMOs can harm human health. But in the absence of long-term studies, many consumers remain skeptical, and want to know more about what goes into their food. …

7/31/2015 12:00 AM
Testing the waters

Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson made the right — but late — call Thursday when she announced that the city will resume daily testing of Lake Erie water for the toxin that poisoned the region’s water supply last year. Nothing short of such a testing regimen, for the rest of this year’s algae-bloom season,  is likely to reassure local …

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