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Here’s what happened to 58 vacant schools taken over by Detroit

Here’s what happened to 58 vacant schools taken over by Detroit

The city of Detroit took possession of 58 vacant, blighted DPS schools that were left to languish as they were gutted by scrappers under the control of the state. …

Ex-Flint EM to resign from DPS, refuses to testify at Congressional hearing

Ex-Flint EM to resign from DPS, refuses to testify at Congressional hearing

The news comes on the same day the FBI confirmed it was investigating officials' role in the Flint water crisis. …

Feds reject extending benefits to lead-poisoned Flint children older than 5

Feds reject extending benefits to lead-poisoned Flint children older than 5

In the latest blow to children poisoned by elevated lead levels in Flint, the federal government has denied a request to extend WIC benefits. …

EPA: Flint lead levels too high for filters to remove the toxic element 

EPA: Flint lead levels too high for filters to remove the toxic element 

Not even lead filters are enough to prevent thousands of Flint residents from being poisoned by elevated levels…

State workers in Flint given clean water long before residents warned of hazards

State workers in Flint given clean water long before residents warned of hazards

The state quietly supplied its workers in Flint with clean water in January 2015 – 10 months before…

State officials to consider two petitions to recall Gov. Snyder over Flint water

State officials to consider two petitions to recall Gov. Snyder over Flint water

In a separate development, a Republican-led Congressional hearing won't include Snyder, even though he accepted blame for thousands…

New records: Gov. Snyder ignored numerous warnings about Flint water and new pipeline

New records: Gov. Snyder ignored numerous warnings about Flint water and new pipeline

Even the state Treasury warned against using a new pipeline that ultimately led to a decision to use…

Detroit schools riddled with rodents, mold, broken toilets, fire hazards, no heat

Detroit schools riddled with rodents, mold, broken toilets, fire hazards, no heat

The sobering discovery comes after Mayor Mike Duggan began requiring inspections of all 97 schools in the Detroit…

Report: DPS on brink of collapse as state fails to manage crisis

Report: DPS on brink of collapse as state fails to manage crisis

The state has fueled the decline by reducing funding, closing schools and allowing nearly 100 charter schools to…

Gov. Snyder lied: Flint water switch was not about saving money, records show

Gov. Snyder lied: Flint water switch was not about saving money, records show

Turns out, Detroit offered Flint a better deal for water than the plan that ultimately led to thousands…

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