Category Archives: Public Safety

Congressman Dan Kildee is asking for the help from the U.S. Department of Defense in getting clean drinking water to Oscoda, in Iosco county

file000645083111Congressman Dan Kildee is calling on the U.S. Department of Defense to find an alternative water source for Oscoda residents who use well water.
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“A little bit of freedom” is result of training program which pairs inmates and leader dogs for the blind

DSC_8275 (1)Service dogs for the blind are being trained by prison inmates at a growing number of prisons state and nationwide.

And some of the professionals who work with the program say prison inmates are the best trainers around.

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Snyder says it’s “possible” he deleted Flint-related e-mails

Snyder_courtesy_4Governor Rick Snyder now says it’s possible he deleted some e-mails related to Flint, even though he earlier told a congressional committee that he had not. The governor still insists it’s unlikely he deleted any Flint-related e-mails, it’s just not impossible.
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Documentary on police militarization airs Monday on CMU Public Television

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A documentary focused on the militarization of police is airing Monday night on CMU Public Television.

The film is called Peace Officer. It follows a former sheriff in Utah as he investigates a SWAT team that killed his son-in-law. Continue reading

Obama says Flint children “will be fine”

President_Barack_ObamaPresident Obama was in Flint today (Wed.). He called the city’s drinking water crisis a man-made tragedy. But he also said anti-government crusades have discouraged critical investments in infrastructure.

Addressing a crowd of about a thousand people gathered in a high school gym, the president promised a sustained federal effort to help Flint recover

The president it will be years before all the water lines in the city are safe. In the mean time, he said, people should feel safe drinking tap water – as long as it’s filtered.

Snyder: Flint water promise resumes following international trip

Snyder_courtesy_4Governor Rick Snyder arrives back home tomorrow (Sat.) following a week-long economic development trip to Europe.

The governor attended a manufacturing conference in Germany, toured a skilled trade training center in Switzerland, met with auto industry executives in Italy, and checked out state-of-the-art water infrastructure in The Netherlands – which, he says could serve as a model for lead pipe replacement in Flint.

The governor says he will resume his promise to drink filtered water from Flint for 30 days once he’s back.

“So I’ll be back drinking Flint water this weekend.”

The governor says he’ll add at least seven days of drinking Flint water to make up for the week he was in Europe.

Bay City follows anti-discrimination ordinance trend

LGBT_flag_02An anti-discrimination ordinance passed unanimously this week in Bay City, and looks similar to ordinances that are popping up in cities and counties across the state.

Some worry these ordinances will affect business. Others say they are essential for inclusive communities.

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