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5/8/2015 12:00 AM
Drone attacks the best option
Letters to the Editor
Your April 24 article “U.S., Italian hostages die in American drone strike; Upset Obama apologizes to families for mistake,” said that two hostages were accidentally killed, “underscoring the perils of a largely invisible, long-distance war waged through video screens, joysticks, and sometimes incomplete intelligence.” …

5/8/2015 12:00 AM
Sales-tax defeat dooms roads
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — For most of the past four months, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder campaigned tirelessly for Proposal 1, a sales tax increase intended to fix Michigan’s notoriously horrible roads. …

5/8/2015 12:00 AM
Reckless budget

Republicans in Congress have produced a resolution that outlines their goals for next year’s federal budget and will serve as the foundation of negotiations with the Obama Administration and Democratic lawmakers. The resolution is more of a GOP wish list than a realistic blueprint of what will go into the final budget. …

5/8/2015 1:07 AM
Kirk: Hillary doesn't trust you either
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

5/7/2015 12:00 AM
Mobile detox

A shortage of detoxification beds in the Toledo area has made the region’s opioid and heroin epidemic worse, while subjecting thousands of people who struggle with addiction each year to medically unsupervised and agonizing withdrawals. Enabling addicts to detoxify at home with medical and peer support could alleviate the problem without requiring more inpatient treatment beds. …

5/7/2015 12:00 AM
Fire fight

Citing a new report by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Toledo fire union officials charge that department staffing policies contributed to the deaths of two firefighters in the line of duty last year. Union leaders say they want Fire Chief Luis Santiago held accountable for what they call a flawed system. …

5/7/2015 12:00 AM
Natural gas exports would boost Ohio, nation

In response to the May 3 op-ed column “Don’t burden ‘Buckeye barrels’ with higher taxes”: What’s the point of having a nest egg or saving for a rainy day, if you never use the funds you’ve set aside? …

5/7/2015 12:00 AM
Public to blame for problems with deer

Why do people blame deer for the large number of them on people’s property (“Voices heard on deer issue; Ottawa Hills residents discuss solutions at forum,” April 21)? Humans are responsible for widespread urban sprawl.  …

5/7/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Defending the First Amendment
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

5/7/2015 12:00 AM
Is Toledo ready with a response?
Letters to the Editor
With the events in Ferguson, Mo., and now Baltimore, I wonder whether the city of Toledo has prepared a response plan if the same situation were to arise here (“Baltimore’s cautionary tale for Toledo,” op-ed column, May 3). …




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