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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder gives an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

Michigan Governor: Solve Flint Water Crisis Instead Of Laying Blame

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.”

February 5, 2016
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FBI Joins Flint, Michigan Water Contamination Probe

Legal expert says it would be a challenge to bring criminal charges.

February 2, 2016
The Flint River is seen flowing thru downtown in Flint, Michigan

Michigan Governor Won’t Know Flint Costs Before Next Budget Is Due

Preliminary estimates of the cost of repairing Flint’s water distribution infrastructure range from millions of dollars to as high as $1.5 billion.

January 27, 2016
Flint resident Ruby Adolph carries bottled water and a replacement water filter she received at a fire station in Flint, Michigan

Poisoning Flint’s Water: Political Contempt In Action

If there was ever any ethical foundation supporting the administration of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, it has been obliterated.

January 22, 2016

Late Night Roundup: No More Whitewashing In Whitesboro!

“The Daily Show” revealed the secret role the show played in addressing controversy over the racist-looking official seal of the Village of Whitesboro.

January 22, 2016
Michigan National Guard members help to distribute water to a line of residents in their cars in Flint, Michigan January 21, 2016.

Loud As They Are, Republicans Mostly Silent On Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Gov. Rick Synder is a Republican.

January 21, 2016
Michigan National Guard Staff Sergeant William Phillips helps distribute bottled water to Flint residents at a fire station in Flint, Michigan

Political Fallout From Flint, Michigan Water Crisis Spreads

President Obama: “If I were a parent up there, I would be beside myself that my kid’s health could be at risk.”

January 20, 2016
Sincere Smith, 2, of Flint, Mich., is one of three children living with his single mom Ariana Hawk, 25. He is suffering from a severe skin rash that his mother believes is due to bathing in the contaminated Flint water.

‘Nobody Should Have To Be Living Like This,’ Residents Of Flint Say

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.

January 20, 2016
Michigan National Guard Staff Sergeant William Phillips assists a Flint resident with bottled water at a fire station in Flint,

Obama Declares Emergency In Michigan Over Bad Water: White House

Federal aid ordered for state and local response efforts, where the city of Flint has been contending with lead-contaminated drinking water.

January 17, 2016

Late Night Roundup: A Job Interview For Hillary

“How’d you hear about the position?” Jimmy asked — to which Hillary responded, “fourth-grade social studies.”

January 15, 2016

Late Night Roundup: ‘The Larry People Vs. Flint,’ Michigan

Larry Wilmore examined the humanitarian crisis going on in Flint, Michigan, where residents have been poisoned by toxic, lead-tainted water.

January 13, 2016
The Flint River is seen flowing thru downtown in Flint, Michigan

Michigan Governor To Request Federal Aid In Flint Water Crisis

Financially strapped city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager, when it switched its source of tap water to save money.

January 11, 2016

Moralist Michigan Legislators’ Sexual Relationship Outed By Former Aide

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.

August 7, 2015
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5 States That Are Trying To Thwart Gay Marriage

Some states are trying to find the least discriminatory ways to discriminate against same-sex couples.

June 15, 2015

Michigan Governor Signs Bills Targeting Gay Adoption

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.

June 11, 2015

Classy: Ted Cruz Tells Joke About Joe Biden, Then Apologizes

“It was a mistake to use an old joke about Joe Biden during his time of grief, and I sincerely apologize.”

June 4, 2015
Maine has had less than 3 percent growth since 2010. LL Bean is the flagship retailer of the state. Photo: StormFall via Flickr

Which States Have The Most Job Growth Since The Recession?

Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.

May 27, 2015

Michigan Catholic Priest Tells Parishioners To Pack Heat

In a letter sent to Christ the King parishioners recently, the Rev. Edward Fride explained why he believed it was necessary to get concealed pistol licenses because of recent crime in the area.

April 21, 2015

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Won’t Appeal Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Nearly 300 gay and lesbian couples can now be married in Michigan.

February 4, 2015
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Judge Says Michigan Must Recognize 300 Same-Sex Marriages

Marriage equality has scored another big win in the courts.

January 15, 2015

Detroit Emerges From Bankruptcy

Detroit’s historic bankruptcy is finally coming to an end.

December 10, 2014
Detroit power outage

Detroit Power Outage: ‘Another Reminder Of How Much Work We Still Need To Do’

Why Detroit went dark — and how to stop it from happening again.

December 3, 2014

U.S. Appeals Court Makes First Ruling Against Gay Marriage

The fight for marriage equality may have hit a bump in the road, but it wages on.

November 7, 2014
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Michigan: GOP Gov. Snyder Wins Re-Election

Snyder is one of many GOP governors to survive election night.

November 4, 2014
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Senate Races 2014: Why Michigan Never Became Iowa

Find out why Republicans haven’t been able to expand the map into the Wolverine State.

October 23, 2014
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