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Five thoughts after watching Ypsilanti officials testify in International Village ethics probe

Last night, there was a special hearing at Ypsi City Hall, during which our Mayor, Mayor Pro-Tem, Police Chief, and Economic Development Director were all questioned under oath about their recent trip to China, and what, if anything, they knew about the funding of the trip, which, contrary to what they’d told the public, really […]

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With the Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem having left the room, Ypsi City Council votes unanimously to pursue a formal investigation into their recent trip to China

At tonight’s Ypsilanti City Council meeting, as you might imagine, people were anxious to discuss the most recent scandal swirling around the International Village development. Unfortunately, those in the best position to comment didn’t seem to want to talk about it. Mayor Amanda Edmonds, who just last night returned from 10-day trip to China, which […]

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While it’s nice that people are sending bottles of water to Flint, I can’t help but wonder where all of that money is going

I’ve been thinking a lot today about the millions and millions of little, single-serving bottles of water being sent to Flint by people around the world… On the whole, I think it’s a good thing. And I love knowing I live in a world where people so desperately want to help that they’re willing to […]

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Promising transparency, Governor Snyder pledged last night to make his emails public concerning the Flint water crisis… Here’s what transparency looks like to Governor Snyder

Here’s something for all of you who applauded Governor Rick Snyder last night during his “State of the State” speech, when he said the he’d be releasing his emails concerning the Flint water crisis, so that the people of Michigan could see what he knew, and when he knew it. Well, this is apparently an […]

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This is why we use the word “coverup” when talking about the Flint water crisis

In 1991, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a regulation to control the levels of lead and copper in American drinking water. This regulation, which is known as the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), required that, by January 1, 1997, “public water systems serving more than 50,000 people… survey their own corrosion control systems and […]

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