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6/10/2015 12:00 AM
Time to quit blaming Iraq on Bush
Letters to the Editor
It is odd that The Blade chose to run on Memorial Day Paul Krugman’s op-ed column, “The Iraq war was more than a mistake — it was a crime,” which took George W. Bush to task once more concerning his motives for invading Iraq in 2003. …

6/9/2015 12:00 AM
Santiago doesn’t share our safety concerns
BY JEFF ROMSTADT GUEST COLUMN
As the elected president of Toledo’s 490 firefighters, I speak on their behalf and hold the sacred responsibility to represent their interests — safety being far and away the top priority. Unfortunately, safety, for firefighters and citizens, has not been Fire Chief Luis Santiago’s top priority. Consequently, the rank-and-file’s confidence in Chief Santiago is lost. …

6/9/2015 12:00 AM
Surprises in 2016 campaign
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
There is no such thing as a predictable political season. No one expected Lyndon Johnson to stand down from his re-election campaign in 1968. Hardly anyone expected former Gov. Jimmy Carter’s ascension in 1976. And you could have won an enormous amount of money if you had bet in June, 1983, that the winner of the New Hampshire primary …

6/9/2015 12:00 AM
Funeral service defended
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6/9/2015 12:00 AM
Papal stand on climate worth noting
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6/9/2015 12:00 AM
Grass clippings add to water woes
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6/9/2015 12:00 AM
Hard times for a Michigan union

Not long ago, the election of a new leader of Michigan’s AFL-CIO would have been front-page news statewide — especially when it involved an already famous name. …

6/9/2015 12:00 AM
Diverting prisoners
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With the help of grant money, Lucas County will plan for needed criminal justice reforms to reduce the number of people entering the downtown jail and ensure that minor offenders struggling with addiction and mental illness get help. Reforms that divert nonviolent offenders from jail should bolster public safety by getting them into treatment — and out of the revolving …

6/9/2015 12:00 AM
Apology by police erased a black eye
Letters to the Editor
I was running errands last month when I came to an intersection in Ottawa Hills where road work was being done. I had a green light and saw a police officer directing traffic. I proceeded cautiously, believing the officer had gestured me on. …

6/8/2015 12:00 AM
Fire and rescue
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The recent no-confidence vote by city firefighters directed at Fire Chief Luis Santiago reflects a larger conflict over Toledo Fire Department safety policies that demands immediate resolution. The concerns raised by the firefighters’ union about work conditions and staffing levels deserve appropriate attention. …




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