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Second Anniversary of Switch to Flint River Sees Too Little Progress in Ending Water Crisis

In 2015, to mark the first anniversary of Flint’s fateful switch to river water, about 100 Flint residents marched through their city’s...

Guyette: Continued Probes Crucial In the Wake of Flint Water Testimony

WASHINGTON—There was much partisan heat generated, but very little light shed, when Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. EPA administrator Gina McCarthy appeared recently before a congressional committee to...

Four Questions Gov. Snyder Must Answer During Congressional Testimony

What we have come to learn about the Flint water crisis over the past several months—including the fact that a city of 100,000 people was left exposed to alarming levels of lead in its drinking...

Democracy Watch: Gov. Snyder Tainted by Flint Water Crisis

The Flint water saga has taken some wild twists in the past few weeks.

Here’s a quick recap: On Dec. 29, 2015 – a day cynics would say was chosen to generate the least amount of coverage...

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Researcher: State Tried to Cover Up Child Lead Poisoning in Flint Following Switch to River Water

The State of Michigan attempted to cover up the fact that its own data revealed a significant spike in lead found in Flint children after the state forced the city to draw water from the Flint...

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