A little girl’s letter has lead to a presidential trip to Flint next week. The Obama administration announced this week the President will visit Flint next week to hear from residents about the ongoing water crisis.
Presidential Candidate John Kasich visited Traverse City on Saturday ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primaries. During a press conference following the rally, Kasich spoke about his path to the Republican nomination.
About 3200 people turned out to hear Democratic primary candidate Bernie Sanders in Kalamazoo this morning. At the Wings Event Center, Sanders told the crowd that he’ll work to make things better for working people and students if he’s elected president. He drew cheers with proposals for a $15 minimum wage, free tuition at public universities and lower costs for prescription drugs. Sanders also called on the US to reinvest in its aging roads and water systems. He says the money to fix them could be raised by closing corporate tax loopholes. Continue reading →
Setting up for the event at Grace Emmanuel Church in Flint
Today, A delegation of members of Congress went to Flint to listen to the grievances of local residents.
More than 100 people showed up to tell their stories, and attempt to be heard at the national level.
The overarching theme for the event, as Nancy Pelosi addressed a church full of Flint residents, was looking forward. Continue reading →
Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)
More than two dozen members of Congress visited Flint on Friday, to learn more about that city’s water contamination crisis. Before the visit, he spoke with CMU Public Radio’s Mike Horace about Flint’s water woes, and his hopes for the congressional visit. Continue reading →
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is taking aim at free trade deals like NAFTA and the recent Trans Pacific Partnership. He says they’ve cost the country millions of jobs. And he says it’s a critical difference between him and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Continue reading →
A state house bill has come under fire from conservation groups for allowing information about pipeline integrity to remain secret. In particular, opponents say they’re worried about line 5, the Enbridge pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac.
More than nine thousand people packed Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center Monday to see Bernie Sanders speak. The U.S. Senator from Vermont and Democratic presidential candidate opened his remarks by saying he had just met with Flint residents affected by the city’s water crisis. Continue reading →
Public schools are trying to decide how best to follow a new law signed by Governor Snyder earlier this month. The measure restricts how public entities can talk about upcoming ballot proposals and millages.