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Bill needed to protect lakes from Asian carp
Written by Senator Sherrod Brown   
Thursday, 31 January 2013 16:17

The Great Lakes region and the Ohio River basin are invaluable resources—providing a source of water for countless households, generating economic activity for the region, and providing jobs through commerce, fishing, and tourism.

In fact, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, some 450,000 people fish in Lake Erie annually – contributing about $680 million to Ohio’s economy. But our fishing and tourism industries are threatened by Asian carp.

Trust in women to make the right choice
Written by Kellie L. Copeland, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio   
Thursday, 24 January 2013 16:06

My office is in an abortion clinic.  Every day I walk past the protesters, and then through the waiting room filled with women and those who have joined them for support.  Looking around the room, I see a range of emotions, some women are nervous, some are relieved, but no matter what they feel I am grateful because I know they will get excellent medical care from qualified and caring doctors and medical professionals. That wasn’t always the case.

Remembering that bleak Jan. 22 in 1973
Written by Robert Morrison   
Thursday, 24 January 2013 16:03

I vividly remember Jan. 22, 1973. Richard Nixon had just been inaugurated for a second term. That thought depressed me. Lyndon Johnson, a virtual exile in Texas, died of a heart attack. And the news of a breakthrough in negotiations to end the Vietnam War commanded attention. It seemed we might get our POWs back.

Academic research distorted by corporate influence
Written by Wenonah Hauter   
Thursday, 10 January 2013 12:54

In 1862, the federal government created the land-grant university system to produce critical agricultural research. Since then, America has relied on these schools to inform and guide independent scientific advances in areas like food production and energy development.

Answers aren’t always evident when it comes to guns
Written by Dave Lange, Editor Emeritus, Chagrin Valley Times   
Thursday, 10 January 2013 12:52

By On Nov. 5, 2009, U.S. Army Maj. Malik Hasan shot and killed 13 people and wounded 29 others at Fort Hood, Texas, before being shot and wounded himself. Being that Army bases are among the most well-armed places in the world, it should be evident that more guns are not the answer.

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