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Updated 12 hours ago
Mich. lawmakers out for themselves
DETROIT — Do Michigan lawmakers care about the people they represent? Increasingly, the answer seems to be no — or at least not much. …

Published 20 hours ago
Password fatigue

According to Microsoft research, the average American has 25 online accounts that require passwords and uses about eight of them every day. But for these accounts, most people use just six or seven passwords, increasing their vulnerability to hackers. …

Published 20 hours ago
High and dry

Even as California residents watch their lawns wither from watering restrictions imposed during a four-year drought, beverage companies have been filling water bottles from the parched state’s springs and municipal water supplies. The furor should prompt manufacturers to find other sources while the drought continues. Everyone who consumes bottled water should check the labels. …

Published 20 hours ago
A vote for the arts

Would Lucas County residents tax themselves to give the county’s arts and cultural institutions a stronger financial foundation? Voters at least deserve the opportunity to address that question. …

Published 20 hours ago
Guns too readily enter arguments
Letters to the Editor
Your May 18 article “9 bikers dead as rival gangs clash with each other, police in Texas” brought to mind the shootings in Toledo and across the nation daily. When will lawmakers realize that when there is a conflict, the first reaction by those who carry a gun is usually not: “Let’s discuss this matter like 21st century people”? …

5/21/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Stand back, he's gonna blow!

5/21/2015 12:00 AM
Bankrupt notion

When Americans file for bankruptcy, they relinquish their assets to a trustee who decides how best to divide them among creditors. Trustees also examine past expenditures, looking for fraud, so that unscrupulous people can’t hide their assets by transferring money, homes, cars, or luxury items to someone else for safekeeping. …

5/21/2015 12:00 AM
Deterring deterrence

By misreading federal law, a compliance officer in the Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS) has ended the Toledo Police Department’s participation in an effective youth program — without even seeing it. …

5/21/2015 12:00 AM
Toledo needs to focus on fixing streets
Letters to the Editor
Blade columnist Keith C. Burris states the obvious in his May 19 commentary, “Self-respect is prerequisite to development.” Our roads are a disgrace and a blight on Toledo. …

5/20/2015 12:00 AM
Maumee Dearest: The race for mayor

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