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What Team USA Wears to Work

Bloomberg - ‎vor 5 Stunden‎
What do you get on your bike for medaling at the Olympics? That's a surprise—we don't know yet. Claressa Shields ... I'm aspiring to bring hope to Flint and bring awareness not just to the water crisis, but also to the murder rate and the poverty ...

Getting the lead out: City of Zeeland systematically replaces old pipes - ‎vor 6 Stunden‎
Flint residents have been dealing with lead contamination since the city switched from the Detroit water system, which draws from Lake Huron, to the Flint River in April 2014. ... The water crisis in Flint has pushed the state to change the definition ...

Watch Vic Mensa and Joey Purp's Epic Freestyle on "Sway"

STASHED - ‎vor 2 Stunden‎
However, things really begin to heat up when Joey jumps in. From there the ... This included Sway questioning the boys on their current top-5 rappers right now, as well as a story about a fan named Mitchell who was previously mentioned by Vic. ... Purp ...

How Citizen-Centered Design Is Changing The Ways The Government Serves The People

Co.Exist - ‎25.07.2016‎
And while human-centered design has been employed for decades to develop these kinds of consumer products, it's only recently that the same process has proven effective for more complex social problems like migration and child poverty.

Skubick: Governor's key advisor on Flint water crisis, “things are getting back to normal”

WLNS - ‎14.07.2016‎
LANSING, Mich (WLNS) - The governor's point person in the Flint water crisis rarely gives interviews, but Harvey Hollis indicates the city is returning to normal.

Little chance that Snyder will stun Schuette with early exit

Detroit Free Press - ‎23.07.2016‎
And on July 5, Schuette issued a preemptive news release saying his office wouldn't represent Snyder in the latest appeal of a long-standing court dispute over payroll deductions taken from school employees to cover retirement-related costs.

North Carolina is headed backwards on childhood lead poisoning

Lincoln Times-News - ‎25.07.2016‎
What they found is that the percentage of North Carolina children whose blood lead levels are higher than the CDC's action level of 5 µg/dL increased by more than 67 percent from the 2009-10 reporting year to the 2014-15 reporting year. The significant ...

Four Dems seek to represent 103rd

Traverse City Record Eagle - ‎24.07.2016‎
Pillinger-Daniels said she's running because she's unhappy with what's going on in Lansing. State lawmakers have ... She also cited the state's emergency manager law - a law she blames for Flint's water crisis and Detroit Public Schools' woes - as ...

Snyder's new MDEQ director was manager for BP during 2010 oil spill

Detroit Free Press - ‎14.07.2016‎
Snyder named Grether of Williamston, currently deputy director at the Michigan Agency for Energy, to replace Keith Creagh, who has served as interim DEQ director since late December, about three months after the Flint drinking water crisis erupted as a ...

Congress Left Without Funding Public Health Crises. Is This Normal?

Morning Consult - ‎19.07.2016‎
After three large, nasty funding fights, Congress left for a seven-week recess without giving a cent in emergency appropriations to address the Zika virus, the nation's opioid epidemic, or the Flint water crisis. The jury is out on ... “We're in this ...

Corporate Consolidators Target America's Ailing Water Markets

Investor's Business Daily - ‎22.07.2016‎
"I've been advocating that we should all -- municipal systems and private companies -- disclose what our (water pipe) replacement cycle is to the public so they know," enabling communities to take action before a water main breaks, spewing thousands of ...

Halo Burger kicks off fundraiser to send trucks full of produce to food bank - ‎22.07.2016‎
Halo Burger said it will raise or donate a minimum of $24,000 for this initiative, sending at least 12 Food Trucks directly into both Flint and Genesee County neighborhoods in greatest need of fresh food, the company said. ... "Residents of Flint, MI ...

Voting rights victories: The GOP's mission to deny people's rights on Election Day were dealt major blows this week

Salon - ‎22.07.2016‎
Which, given his current approval rating in the wake of the water crisis in Flint, might be a stance he'll come to regret if he runs for re-election.

Millions in grants to aid Flint children, families in water crisis recovery - ‎14.07.2016‎
Jaxon Coggins, a 23-month-old from Flint, reaches toward the colorful water bottle chandelier, which he and his classmates constructed, while he plays in the arms of teacher Jalisa Blue on Monday, June 6, 2016 at the Early Childhood Education Center at ...

Grants Roundup: Facebook Awards $15 Million for Coding Education

Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription) - ‎21.07.2016‎
More than $4 million for year-round education for children in Flint, Mich., including afterschool and summer-learning programs.

Lights, camera, Spartans!

MSUToday - ‎20.07.2016‎
The films include “Sorta Late,” a full-length feature film that follows student interns as they work a late-night talk show in Detroit, as well as several shorts, including “From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City” which looks at the Flint water crisis ...

Congress recess

Times Record News - ‎23.07.2016‎
In addition, there's one other thing that Congress still needs to get done this year, and that's dealing with the crisis surrounding our drinking water infrastructure. The devastating lead contamination that has been discovered in Flint, Michigan, has ...

NAACP's top legal eagle from Madisonville - ‎17.07.2016‎
A 5-year-old boy was shot and killed shortly after 12 p.m. Saturday. He was upstairs with his 11-year-old brother in their ... And you have to look like you know what you're doing," he said. "It is still the case where African-Americans have to ... Its ...

Clean Up Crew? How the Fall of Government May Shape Philanthropy's Future

Inside Philanthropy - ‎18.07.2016‎
On top of that slow-motion agony, we're likely to see periodic crises that demand urgent action from philanthropy—like the Detroit bankruptcy, the Flint water crisis, and Hurricane Katrina. ... This future raises tough questions for philanthropy. What ...

Five Findings in the Lead Investigation That Forced the Resignation of Superintendent Carole Smith

Willamette Week - ‎19.07.2016‎
"Although a 'Lead in Water Program' existed," the report says, "no one was aware of what the program was and no one supervised the program.