Faced with budget deficits, Flint was ordered into receivership in 2011 by Gov. Rick Snyder. The move enabled him to appoint a series of emergency managers to run the troubled city, which had seen its population shrink to 100,000, from double that figure in the 1960s. Today, 41 percent of the city’s residents live below the poverty line in the struggling city, which is 57 percent black, 36 percent white and 4 percent Latino, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. … [Read more...] about Who’s to blame for poisoning of Flint’s water?
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Updated: With the help of forensic science, authorities say, they have identified and criminally charged a man who allegedly poisoned iconic live oaks at Toomer’s Corner by Auburn University that play a critical role in the institution’s preparation for its annual football game against its archrival, the University of Alabama. … [Read more...] about Man Charged in Auburn U Live Oaks Poisoning; Trees Given ‘Very Low Probability’ to Survive
"First, voters should penalize rather than reward politicians irrespective of their party that use racist language or call people Nazis or disparage the disabled or make fun of people in order to push someone down to make themselves look better," he said to loud applause. "That should be a penalty." … [Read more...] about Jeb Bush: Time to challenge ‘bad behavior’ in politics
Moore, 34, and her husband Chad, 31, of Morro Bay were camping above an oceanside cliff in the rugged Big Sur area of Monterey County when they decided to climb down a cliff to a remote beach to find some good surfing and fishing spots — and a little adventure. … [Read more...] about Woman shares details of survival after 250-foot plunge off cliff
“That the court has made recriminations against Ms. Wagstaff so public is unfortunate,” he said in an emailed statement. “The lines the court claims Ms. Wagstaff crossed were not clear to us, or even the defendants, a fact underscored by the fact that Monsanto’s lawyers did not object to most of the issues during the opening. We are considering our options and will take the next appropriate action after having more time to digest the court’s order.” … [Read more...] about Federal judge sanctions lead lawyer in Roundup trial for opening statement ‘misconduct’