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Hopeful But Wary Detroit School Board Demands Forensic Audit in Wake of State Control

Hopeful but wary.

That was the position expressed by the Detroit Public Schools Board of Education at a special meeting held earlier this week to discuss the possibility of conducting a...

A Q&A with the Pediatrician Who Proved Flint’s Water Was Poisoning Its Children

In September 2015, when the state of Michigan was still adamantly denying that the water in Flint was contaminated with lead, Hurley Medical Center pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha unveiled a...

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...

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