Toledo voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the Lake Erie Bill of Rights, allowing residents to sue to protect the lake. On Wednesday, a farmer challenged the law’s constitutionality, kicking off the next chapter of legal fights. See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Cleveland – along with its Lake Erie neighbor, Detroit — ranks near the top for plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. Together, the United States and Canada discard 22 million pounds of plastic into Great Lakes waters, according to a Rochester Institute of Technology study. Much of it — including fast-food straws, cigar tips and…

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