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Editorial: Maryland conservatives’ quixotic fight against transgender protections

MARYLAND THIS year joined 16 states in extending protection to transgender people in housing, lending, employment, public accommodations and other areas. Now a conservative group, including some of the Republicans who opposed the legislation, is trying to force the issue onto the...
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Editorial: Congress needs to act to allow victims of child sex abuse to recover restitution

“I AM a 19 year old girl and I am a victim of child sex abuse and child pornography. I am still discovering all the ways that the abuse and exploitation I suffer has hurt me . . . .” So began the victim impact statement of a young woman who was 8 when she was raped but whose...
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Editorial: States and cities need to act on climate change

AMONG THE injustices of human-caused climate change is that nations most responsible for filling the atmosphere with heat-trapping carbon dioxide will not face the brunt of the consequences. A belt of vulnerable, poor countries around the equator will probably be hit hardest,...

FINAL UPDATE OF VOTING RESULTS HERE. Hite, Riegle win; all Hancock levies OK’d, except Van Buren.

Unofficial results from the  Hancock County Board of Elections and Ohio Secretary of State’s Office: — Hancock County commissioner, Republican primary:  FINAL. Phillip Riegle:  4,876.   NOMINATED. Steve Oman:  2,972. —  Ohio Senate, 1st District, Republican...

How to deal with sexual assault on campus

The government’s plan to combat sexual assault on college campuses is a welcome step [“Colleges scrutinized on sex assault cases,” news, May 2]. But the initiative needs to start in high school, when students form the views on appropriate behavior that they will bring to...

Maryland’s new math requirement doesn’t add up

Maryland will now require all high school students to take four years of math [“Heading off the ‘senior slump,’ ” Metro, May 3]. The fourth year, moreover, must be a course that employs “non-trivial algebra,” such as Algebra 2, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus,...

Rethinking the death penalty

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The F-35 is not worth the bang for the buck

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Congress’s duty to report, and then do nothing

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Vote! The polls are open until 7:30 p.m.

It’s primary election day in Ohio. In our area, the Republican primary is highlighted by a three-man race for the First District Senate seat and two-man race for Hancock County commissioner. There is a statewide question and there are many school levies on the ballot, too,...