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Internet for everyone

At one time, America’s phone companies and electricity providers had little business incentive to make sure their services stretched into the nation’s rural hinterlands. The cost of stringing phone and powerlines out to remote communities simply was not worthwhile for the relatively few customers to be had there.

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT

To the editor: PrEP is available to attack HIV

Thank you for publishing the article “Ending HIV in America Most Challenging in the South” Saturday.

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT

Save daylight all the time

The lost hour of sleep every spring. The lost hour of evening sunlight every fall. It’s brutal.

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT

Kirk Walters: 4/2

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT

Miners deserve better protection

Many of the men who toiled until they could toil no more in some of the worst American working conditions to power this country — coal miners — won’t live to see their children or grandchildren reach adulthood because of their exposure to coal dust and the disease that results: pneumoconiosis, better known as black lung.

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT

To the editor: Unguarded southern border aids Russia

Six decades ago, Nikita Khrushchev (the Vladimir Putin of today) gave a challenging speech in the United States of America. So convinced that socialism was better than capitalism, he took his shoe off and pounded it on the podium exclaiming, “we will defeat you without firing a shot!”

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 11:00:00 GMT

Ensuring privacy: Utah law puts an end to third-party doctrine

As the public has grown more suspicious of data collection by private companies, lawmakers have been slowly but surely responding to the call. Tech behemoths like Facebook are beginning to feel the pinch of a society that is turning against them.

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 10:30:00 GMT

A dreaded return of the poll tax

With the passage of Amendment 4 this past November, Floridians overwhelmingly voted to restore voting rights to the state’s former felons — there are approximately 1.4 million of them. But the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature is working to roll back parts of the constitutional amendment with a familiar, nefarious tactic: a poll tax.

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 10:00:00 GMT

$8 billion investment could wipe out tuberculosis by 2045

Tuberculosis, the deadly disease that killed 1.6 million people in 2017, could be completely eradicated by 2045. But achieving this reality, once thought to be a pipe-dream, will require a significant investment — $2 billion per year for the next four years, to be exact.

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT

Binge-watching HGTV: it keeps me off the streets

Now that March Madness is almost over and I can soon stop watching basketball 24/‚Äč7, I will return to my true television passion: HGTV. Call it April foolishness, but starting tomorrow life will get back to normal and I will once again sit spellbound in the recliner, unwilling and unable to search for something more intellectually worthwhile than looking at people looking at houses.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 12:30:00 GMT

To the editor: One license plate is plenty

When I moved to Ohio from Michigan some years ago, after my car title was changed over and I received Ohio license plates, I ended up having to purchase a front plate bracket for my car. In Michigan, a front license plate is not required.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 12:00:00 GMT

To the editor: Keep Gish name on BGSU theater

I’m very sad and frustrated after reading all that is happening at Bowling Green State University. Growing up as a poor kid behind the Iron Curtain in the 70s, the first time I saw Miss Lillian Gish was in a old Cinema Magazine and since then I’m in love with her memory.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 11:30:00 GMT

To the editor: Pressure leaders to denuclearize

The Blade editorial board is correct ( “Nuclear proliferation is a dangerous game,” March 24) when it says nuclear proliferation is a dangerous game, and one that everyday citizens often feel they don’t have a say in.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 11:00:00 GMT

Israel and the Golan: U.S. recognition reflects the facts on the ground

President Donald Trump’s decision to officially recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel has drawn commendation from some European and Arab allies and could, as critics have suggested, make it dicier for the U.S. to denounce foreign nations that seize land from others in the future.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 10:30:00 GMT

Give DeWine his gas tax

It’s as if Ohio’s lawmakers don’t have to drive on Ohio roads to get to Columbus for work.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT

To serve, protect and take care

Some years ago, as a relatively new editorial page editor, I learned a lesson in empathy from my then boss and publisher in Connecticut — a wonderful woman named Elizabeth Ellis.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 04:00:00 GMT

Reporters aim to tell facts, but sometimes opinion slips in

Reporters strive to present the facts of an event they cover when they sit down to write a story. They all bring opinions to their work, but their job is to set those opinions aside and report the news as it happens.

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 23:00:57 GMT

To the editor: Suburbs should stick with Toledo water

Maumee is playing a dangerous game in the attempt to obtain water from the Michindoh Aquifer. There will be an increased need for this water by both farmers and a growing population over this aquifer. Angry protests are continuing against Maumee by groups that worry their only source of water is being threatened. This could bring lawsuits that end in state and federal laws stating that only those living over the aquifer can draw water from it.

Sat, 30 Mar 2019 11:30:00 GMT

Too many choices? There is an unfavorable glut of streaming services

Cutting the cord — the act of relieving oneself of the burden that is cable television — has become an increasingly popular decision over the past several years. The growth of streaming services, most notably Netflix, has given consumers the option to specialize their viewing habits and save a bit of money in the process.

Sat, 30 Mar 2019 10:30:00 GMT

Sugar is killing you

In case you were looking for yet another reason to give up sugary drinks, new research finds that drinking two or more sweetened beverages a day leads to an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Sat, 30 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT

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