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Kyle Kuzma Helps the Lakers Rebuild
April 19, 2018
A young man who quietly came into the NBA, made noise throughout his rookie season. ... read more »
Appeals Court Says Flint Water Lawsuit Can Continue
August 23, 2017
The United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals’ reversal of a federal court’s decision in two lawsuits filed by Flint, Michigan residents over the contamination of their drinking water, has emboldened lawyers and their plaintiffs, who said residents of the predominately African-American city still are being billed for dirty water they cannot use. ... read more »
Health Chief, 4 Others Charged with Manslaughter in Flint
June 15, 2017
If convicted, Lyon and the others charged with involuntary manslaughter could each face up to 15 years in prison. ... read more »
Flint-area residents seek $700M from EPA over water crisis
February 9, 2017
More than 1,700 Flint-area residents and property owners are seeking more than $700 million in damages from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its handling of the city's crisis with lead-tainted water. ... read more »
President Obama Finds Flint Michigan, Drinks the Water
May 12, 2016
On May 4, President Barack Obama spent the whole day in Flint, Michigan. He also drank a glass of filtered water. In April 2014, the drinking water in the city of Flint was contaminated after the brilliant decision was made to change the source of Flint’s water from Detroit Water and Sewage Department water to the Flint River. ... read more »
Congressman Calls on Black Lives Matters to Make Flint a Priority
April 13, 2016
Rick Snyder, Michigan Republicans and the governor’s supporters do not care about the lives of the residents of the mostly black city. ... read more »
Michigan undertaking plan to determine if Flint water safe
February 3, 2016
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has undertaken a five-part strategy to determine whether Flint's water, which has become contaminated with lead, is safe to drink. The state said the plan to try to ensure that drinking water no longer is tainted with lead includes residential water testing, school testing, food service and restaurant provider testing, blood testing and overall testing of Flint's water distribution system. ... read more »
Michigan Governor Denies Racism in Flint Water Crisis
January 27, 2016
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is refuting claims that the water crisis in Flint, where residents have been exposed to toxic levels of lead and ten have died due to a contaminated water supply, is a case of environmental racism. But civil rights activists, politicians and residents of the city have summed up the events leading up to the crisis as well as the state government’s slow response to just that. More than half of Flint’s residents are black and the most recent statistics show that the average per capita income there is little more than $23,000. ... read more »
Economic Inequality at Home and Abroad
January 27, 2016
Days before the opening of the World Economic Forum, Oxfam, the international organization that works on world poverty issues, released a report that addressed inequality. They found the international wealth gap growing rapidly. Last year, just 62 individuals had the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the bottom half of the world population. ... read more »
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