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“No Level of Lead is Safe”: Flint Hearing Recap

Miss yesterday’s committee hearing on the Flint Water Crisis? We’ve got you covered. This week’s recap covers scathing testimony from Gov. Snyder’s Flint Task Force on the Emergency Manager law and state inaction. Task force members include former state senator Ken Sikkema, Michigan Environmental Council head Chris Kolb, Flint pediatrician Dr. Larry Reynolds, and Dr. Matthew Davis with the […]

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“You’ve Got to Resign”: #FlintHearing Recap

Miss Gov. Snyder’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee last week? We live-tweeted the four-hour hearing so you wouldn’t have to. Catch up here on Snyder’s evasive answers (“To my knowledge I had no awareness of that email”) and smack-downs from Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). Highlights below: House Oversight Committee on #FlintWaterCrisis starting now […]

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“Who Does the Auditor General Serve?”: Questions Abound at Flint Hearing

In case you missed our live tweets today, here’s what went down this morning at the first hearing of the Joint Select Committee on the Flint Water Public Health Emergency. The Committee heard testimony from the Auditor General’s office on their audit of MDEQ’s  Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance. #MiLeg hearing on #FlintWaterCrisis to […]

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This Week in Flint News

This week, the U.S. House Oversight & Government Reform Committee will hold two hearings to examine the Flint water crisis. The first hearing, on March 15 at 10:00 a.m., will feature testimony from Flint’s former unelected Emergency Manager, Darnell Earley. Earley was appointed by Gov. Snyder and authorized switching Flint from Detroit’s water source to […]

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Sheroes of Flint

Today is International Women’s Day and the Michigan Presidential Primary. What could possibly be better than celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women and voting? Not much. My coworkers and I have been traveling to Flint at least three days out of the week since the beginning of 2016 – helping distribute […]

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A Damning Declaration

Proof emerged over the weekend that Gov. Rick Snyder dragged his feet for months in declaring the Flint Water Crisis a disaster and lied to the public about why he chose to delay. Choosing to not declare a state of emergency in Flint further delayed critical resources to people who continue to struggle to get […]

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Another Snyder Spin

On February 16, Gov. Snyder posted a minute-long video of himself volunteering at Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint. The video shows him touring the food bank, prepping food for distribution, and shaking hands and having conversations with other volunteers while the president of the food bank talks about how the food bank is […]