Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials Stephen Busch and Michael Prysby were charged with five and six counts, respectively, including misconduct in office, tampering with evidence and violation of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act. Both pleaded not guilty.
Mayor Karen Weaver said the city has no intention of suing the state, but the filing, which accuses the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality of “grossly negligent oversight,” was necessary for technical reasons to guard the city’s rights
“Plausible deniability only works when it’s plausible and I’m not buying that you didn’t know about any of this until October 2015.”
As news of Bernie Sanders’s shocking upset over Hillary Clinton started to trickle in, Arab Americans all over the country were celebrating his win.
Trump’s relentless anti-free trade rhetoric and promise to slap taxes on cars and parts shipped in from Mexico resonated in Michigan, which has lost tens of thousands of manufacturing and auto industry jobs.
Gov. Rick Snyder’s aides discussed Flint’s water quality problems as early as autumn 2014, with one calling the situation “downright scary.”
The disclosure of the documents comes as Michigan’s Republican Governor Rick Snyder faces pressure to resign over handling of the Flint water crisis.
Snyder, at Flint meeting: “There are a number of folk out there that are spending their time mainly on the political side and the blame side.”
Preliminary estimates of the cost of repairing Flint’s water distribution infrastructure range from millions of dollars to as high as $1.5 billion.
“The Daily Show” revealed the secret role the show played in addressing controversy over the racist-looking official seal of the Village of Whitesboro.
Ariana Hawk heated a bowl of distilled water in the microwave, dipped a washcloth in it and wiped her 2-year-old son’s itchy, irritated skin.
Federal aid ordered for state and local response efforts, where the city of Flint has been contending with lead-contaminated drinking water.
Larry Wilmore examined the humanitarian crisis going on in Flint, Michigan, where residents have been poisoned by toxic, lead-tainted water.
Financially strapped city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager, when it switched its source of tap water to save money.
The worst-kept secret in Lansing is that theocrats and über-moralists Cindy Gamrat and Todd Courser, both Republican Michigan lawmakers, are having a sexual affair.
Critics of the bills have derided the legislation as state-sanctioned discrimination against same-sex and unmarried couples — especially because many of the faith-based agencies receive public funding from the state.