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9/27/2014 12:00 AM
Will water rates be cut in 6 years?
Letters to the Editor
I told my husband about the City of Toledo’s water and sewer rates going up by 7.1 percent every year for the next six years, so the city can make capital improvements and upgrade the water treatment system (“Council hikes sewer rates by 52 percent over 6 years; Vote allows city to start planning big project,” Aug. 27).…

9/26/2014 12:00 AM
Will 2011 decision cost Snyder?
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Elizabeth Perkin Moen is the sort of person you might think would vote to re-elect Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder this year. …

9/26/2014 12:00 AM
Road to nowhere
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Mayor D. Michael Collins and Toledo City Council are turning a disagreement about street repairs into an embarrassing and petty power play that disrespects the city charter. The end results: unpaved roads, ticked-off residents, and an infringement on public trust. …

9/26/2014 12:00 AM
Corporate tax crackdown
NEW YORK TIMES
New rules from the Treasury Department are likely to slow the offensive practice that allows American companies to avoid taxes by merging with foreign rivals. Known as corporate inversions, these are complex, modern variations on practices of yesteryear, when companies dodged their taxes by moving their addresses to post office boxes in the Caribbean. …

9/26/2014 12:00 AM
Free to read
Editorials
This is Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of every American’s freedom to read. It offers a sober reminder that despite the guarantees of the Constitution, many Americans believe that keeping certain books away from the public is good if it prevents children from being corrupted by “bad ideas.” …

9/26/2014 12:00 AM
Extremists need to be weeded out
Letters to the Editor
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is not unique (“Interpreting ISIS’ logic, and why the U.S. must crush this new enemy,” Sept. 21, op-ed column). Similar extreme ideologies or beliefs that form the basis of organizations such as it, al-Qaeda, and Boko Haram exist in nearly every society like weeds in a garden. …

9/25/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Water crisis
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

9/25/2014 12:00 AM
Regulate big polluters
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The risk of another toxic outbreak poisoning Toledo’s tap water this year is becoming increasingly unlikely, Great Lakes expert Jeff Reutter said this week. But that doesn’t mean the emergency is over: With every day that goes by without meaningful action on Ohio’s farm runoff problem, so does the possibility of a long-term solution to the region’s water crisis.…

9/25/2014 12:00 AM
Steep path to stability
WASHINGTON POST
Afghanistan is beset with a daunting array of problems: a surging Taliban insurgency, an empty treasury, and an incipient exodus of people and capital prompted by President Obama’s announced plan to withdraw all U.S. forces from the country by the end of his presidency. But it has, at least, avoided the political collapse nearly brought about by this year’s …

9/25/2014 12:00 AM
Cheney as pro-war is no surprise
Letters to the Editor
Dana Milbank said in his Sept. 13 op-ed column, “Cheney still beats the war drums,” that former Vice President Dick Cheney accused President Obama of being disengaged and too hesitant to use military power in the current situation with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. …