The Advertiser-Tribunehttp://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/category.detail/nav/5004/Local Columnsen-usThu, 31 Jul 2014 09:39:25 EDTThu, 31 Jul 2014 09:39:25 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssSenate should pass bill to improve care for vetshttp://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/content.detail/id/569803.htmlLast week, I introduced Robert McDonald, President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTPoll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kidshttp://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/content.detail/id/569804.htmlMcALLEN, Texas - For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S.Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTEx-Im Bank helps Ohio companies competehttp://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/content.detail/id/569434.htmlFor small and mid-sized businesses, securing the private financing needed to export their products can be difficult.Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTEvery community should have green commons areahttp://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/content.detail/id/569325.htmlI am stretching the boundaries of a garden column here just a bit, but it is a subject I feel very strongly about and it does, after all, involve a square plot of grass.Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTIt's time to move swiftly to fix Veterans Affairshttp://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/content.detail/id/569155.htmlIn recent weeks, hundreds of Ohioans have called or written about the critical need to fix the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs system and ensure our veterans are receiving quality healthcare without long delays.Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT