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1. Researchers: Lead Levels Dropping in Flint Water Supply
December 02, 2016

Researchers say that lead levels in the drinking water supply of Flint, Michigan, continue to drop, but say residents should still filter their water. The researchers from Virginia Tech said Friday that they found no detectable levels of lead in 57 percent of homes during the latest round of tests in the city. Scientist Marc Edwards, who first revealed Flint’s high lead levels in 2015, said, “We’re now approaching the end of the public health crisis.”   However, he said...... (read more)

2. Ansari, Bezos, Flint Heroes to Be Honored for 'Ingenuity'
October 31, 2016

A mother and a college professor who exposed the Flint, Michigan, water crisis are being honored with American Ingenuity Awards. Smithsonian magazine announced Monday that the winners of prizes for innovations in art, science and culture include Michigan mother LeeAnne Walters and Marc Edwards, the Virginia Tech professor she recruited to test the water. Others include comedian Aziz Ansari; Jeff Bezos, who founded; ``space archaeologist' Sarah Parcak, who finds...... (read more)

3. US Senate Approves Funding Bill to Avert Gov't Shutdown
September 28, 2016

The U.S. Senate approved a stop-gap funding bill to avert a looming federal government shutdown on Wednesday, after Republicans and Democrats agreed to help Flint, Michigan, resolve its drinking water crisis. Lawmakers voted 72-26 to adopt the short-term continuing resolution, or CR, that would keep federal agencies operating from Saturday to Dec. 9. The vote sends the measure on to the House of Representatives, which also was expected to approve it. Without an extension, many...... (read more)

4. Flint Sees 'Beginning of the End' for Water Crisis, Researchers Say
August 11, 2016

Lead levels in the water are dropping in Flint, Michigan, marking "the beginning of the end of the public health disaster," according to the Virginia Tech University researchers who exposed the lead problem in that troubled northern U.S. city a year ago. But residents still should continue to drink only filtered tap water or bottled water while the system heals itself, lead researcher Marc Edwards told a news conference Thursday. In the most recent round of testing in July,...... (read more)

5. Flint Water Caused 'Significantly Higher' Levels of Lead in Young Children
June 24, 2016

U.S. federal health officials have confirmed that young children in Flint, Michigan, had significantly higher levels of dangerous lead in their blood after the city switched its water supply from Detroit to the Flint River as a cost-cutting measure. The city switched its water supply in 2014 without ensuring that water from the Flint River had been treated with anti-corrosive agents, as required by law. It corroded the city's old water mains, turning drinking water brown because of iron contamination, and also leached lead from smaller pipes that carried water into homes. In all, ... (read more)

6. Costs of Flint Water Crisis Repairs Continue to Soar
May 28, 2016

A new report on the contaminated water crisis in ((the U.S. city of)) Flint, Michigan says the cost of replacing the city's corroded pipes that contaminated drinking water with lead will cost almost double previous estimates. The report, quoted by the Detroit Free Press newspaper, says the average cost of linking residences to water mains jumped from a state estimate of $4,000 to $7,500. The report by a leading engineering company said costs could run higher if $2,400 permit fees are added in.  It also says other factors -- including costs for the removal of lead contaminated... (read more)

7. Michigan Lawmakers Wrap Up Flint Water Hearings
May 10, 2016

LANSING, MICHIGAN— Michigan lawmakers reviewing the lead contamination of Flint's drinking water supply will turn to proposing recommendations, including changes to the Midwestern U.S. state's contentious emergency manager law, after two months of investigative hearings concluded Tuesday. The Republican chairman of a special legislative committee said it likely would urge revisions to the law, though he declined to elaborate. The committee wrapped up without calling Governor Rick Snyder and some other key figures, including Flint's emergency managers, to testify. Senator J... (read more)

8. Obama Sips Filtered Water to Show Michigan City It's Safe
May 04, 2016

President Barack Obama sipped a glass of filtered water in Flint, Michigan, Wednesday as he reviewed progress in fixing that troubled city's lead contamination crisis. After urging from a reporter, Obama said he usually does not engage in what he called "stunts," but he drank from a glass of filtered Flint tap water to show it is safe for most adults and children older than 6. "Filtered water is safe and it works," the president said, adding that "filters are now available for everyone in the city." Obama said the water crisis offered an opportunit... (read more)

9. Obama Visits Flint Residents to Discuss Water Crisis
May 03, 2016

President Barack Obama is visiting Flint, Michigan, to meet with citizens whose water supply has been tainted and see first-hand how federal aid is being used to relieve the crisis. He is scheduled to meet with officials in charge of the food bank that has been crucial in response to the water crisis and address about 1,000 people at a predominantly African-American local high school. Zlatica Hoke reports the visit is said to be in response to a letter from an eight-year-old Flint girl.... (read more)

10. Obama Visits Flint to Review Water Crisis, US Aid
May 03, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama is to visit Flint, Michigan, Wednesday to review federal and state progress in ending the city's contaminated water crisis. Obama is expected to be greeted by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who has come under withering criticism from locals, as well as federal officials, lawmakers and civil rights activists for what is widely seen as negligence in addressing the year-long crisis. The White House said the visit was prompted by a recent letter from an eight-year-old local girl who asked to meet with the president personally to discuss the crisis. Amariyan... (read more)

11. Obama to See Flint Water Crisis First Hand
April 27, 2016

President Barak Obama will visit Flint, Michigan next week, putting the spotlight on the northern industrial city that has been embroiled in a lead-contaminated water crisis. The White House says Obama will fly to Flint on May 4, in response to a letter he received from eight-year-old Amariyanna Copeny. She is one of an estimated 100,000 Flint residents who have been denied reliable access to safe drinking and bathing water since the crisis began. Copeny asked to meet with him during her visit to Washington last month to attend congressional hearings on the water crisis. The president... (read more)

12. US Senators Agree on Remedy for Flint Water Crisis
April 26, 2016

Senators from both major U.S. political parties have tentatively agreed to remediate the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The agreement would authorize $170 million in grants and loans to replace the city's lead-contaminated water pipes and other infrastructure and allocate $50 million for lead-prevention programs nationwide. Democratic Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan and Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma agreed to the measure, which will be included in legislation known as the Water Resources Development Act. The bill is typically approved by Congre... (read more)

13. More Charges Promised in US Toxic Water Crisis
April 21, 2016

After three government officials in the U.S. state of Michigan were charged with criminal offenses in the city of Flint's toxic water crisis, the question is how far up the ranks of government will anyone be held accountable for the lead poisoning in the city's corrosive water pipes. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says there will be more people charged, saying, "No one is off the table." Some Flint residents, have called for charges against Governor Rick Snyder and his resignation.  Snyder has repeatedly rejected calls to quit and has apologized for the... (read more)

14. Citizens Want More Justice in Flint Water Scandal
April 20, 2016

Michigan's attorney general has filed charges against three officials in connection with contaminated water supplies that have endangered the health of nearly 100,000 residents in Flint. Two state employees in the environmental department have been charged with misleading the U.S. government about the problem, and a Flint official is being charged with altering water test results. But as VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports, some affected residents want more justice.... (read more)

15. 3 Charged in Flint City Water Crisis
April 20, 2016

Two U.S. state of Michigan regulators and a city of Flint employee are facing criminal charges stemming from the water contamination crisis that continues to plague city residents. In the first charges leveled in the case, a pair of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) officials and a city water treatment supervisor were charged in state court Wednesday with evidence tampering and several other felonies and misdemeanors. DEQ officials Michael Prysby and Stephen Busch have been charged with misconduct, conspiracy to tamper with evidence, tampering with evidence and violat... (read more)

16. Michigan Lawmakers: As Congress Bickers, Flint Suffers
March 25, 2016

WASHINGTON — Two years after problems began with the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, and nearly six months after officials declared a public health emergency, a bipartisan congressional effort to aid the predominantly African-American city is idling in the Senate - stalled by the objections of a single senator from Utah. Rep. Dan Kildee, a Michigan Democrat who represents Flint, says his hometown is struggling while Congress bickers. "This is not an abstraction. This is 100,000 kids and adults all suffering every single day and it's pretty frustrating,'' Kildee sai... (read more)

17. Michigan, US Officials Take Blame for Toxic Flint Water
March 17, 2016

The governor of the U.S. state of Michigan and the country's top environmental official took the blame Thursday for the toxic water crisis in Flint, Michigan, that has left many children with lead poisoning in their bloodstreams. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder told a contentious congressional hearing in Washington, "This was a failure of government at all levels, local, state and federal officials. We all failed the families of Flint." He added that "not a day or night goes by that this tragedy doesn't weigh on my mind, the questions I should have asked, the answ... (read more)

18. Local Painting Company Tries to Make a Difference in Flint, Michigan
January 28, 2016

In the wake of a devastating water crisis in Flint, Mich., thousands of residents have experienced a range of adverse health effects. A statement published in The Flint Journal from Gov. Rick Snyder and a pair of Health and Human Services Department officials has highlighted a possible connection between the water crisis and the presence of Legionella bacteria in the Flint area. That presence of bacteria has potentially caused the death of 10 people and affected another 77. In response to this water crisis, and the greater attention being paid to water quality in places li... (read more)

Author: John Doe

19. Things to Do to Keep Disaster Out Of Your Vacation
September 03, 2015

When most people think of things to do on vacation, they think of hotels, swimming, attractions, and fun. Etiquette rarely comes to mind. Instead, it generally brings to mind lifting one's pinky while drinking tea or being sure not to burp in public. Though the idea of 'vacation etiquette' seems laughably ludicrous, such a thing actually exists. When you go on vacation, you are a guest in that city. Being a guest anywhere means that there are certain do's and do not's. There aren't many things to do to keep a vacation from being ruined. Below are two things you must do to prevent thi... (read more)

Author: Andrew Stratton

20. A Ground-Breaking Industry - The Progression of Five Wheels And A Throne
September 03, 2015

From the start, automobiles have been a source of fascination and awe. The industry has never failed to captivate the imaginations of millions. Certainly, if Henry Ford or Louis Chevrolet were here today, the advances in the technology we use every day in our cars would have blown them away. There is no doubt that we've made incredible strides in this commerce and will continue to do so for generations to come. Where It All Began With the norm being horse drawn carriages or brisk strolls, many were looking for the next step. Many steam-powered vehicles were proposed, designed, and so... (read more)

Author: Andrew Stratton

21. What to Do with Your Kids on Vacation
September 01, 2015

There are no set guidelines for what to do with your kids when you go on vacation. Many think you can only have it one way or another, either a good time for the kids or a good time for the adults. Despite all the Debbie Downers, it is completely doable for both groups to have the time of their lives without either having to sacrifice fun. Here are some pros and cons for your options: Take a Cruise! Unlike the past, most ocean liners now have separate areas that cater to their younger passengers that are all strictly chaperoned. This way, Mom can get a relaxing spa treatment without havi... (read more)

Author: Alfred Ardis

22. Economic Development Assistance Programs
June 26, 2015

The United States Economic Development Administration (USEDA) has announced new funding opportunities through The Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative. This new economic effort was created to help revitalize communities that have been impacted by negative changes in the energy sector. Through this partnership, the EDA solicits applications in rural and urban areas that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving fund projects. Economic development assistance grants and awards may be available to the companies ... (read more)

Author: Alfred Ardis

23. Top Five Kid Friendly Historical Attractions in the U.S.
June 26, 2015

Museums aren't the only places where parents can take their children to learn about U.S. history. From parks to towns, the top five kid-friendly historical attractions in the U.S. offer a variety of scenic adventures, making learning about U.S. history fun for all. #1: Washington, D.C. No list of historical attractions, kid-friendly or otherwise, should be without the inclusion of the nation's capital. Not only is Washington, D.C. is a great place to learn about our government, it also has a wealth of American history. Kids can visit the U.S. capital to watch bills get drafted before... (read more)

Author: Alfred Ardis

24. Five Tips For What to Wear at Golf Courses
June 26, 2015

It is difficult to find a better way to spend an afternoon than to play a round of golf. Not only do you get to spend time outside, but you get to enjoy the rich sense of history and tradition that the game offers. Some of that tradition also extends to the wardrobe, and if you are new to hitting the links, it is not always easy to know what the ideal golf attire. These four tips can help take some of the guesswork of choosing an outfit, so you always feel comfortable and look on point when you're visiting your favorite golf courses. Check the Rules Before you pick up your clubs, che... (read more)

Author: Alfred Ardis

25. What to Do to Maximize Your Time
June 01, 2015

Most of us have, at some point in our lives, felt like we simply don't have enough time to accomplish all of the things we need to accomplish. It often feels like our personal lives are suffering because of work and vice versa. The key to managing your time wisely isn't to quit your job or tell your family and friends you'll see them after retirement. Instead, you should learn what to do to best maximize your time. Time management is crucial to ensuring that you aren't squandering productive time that may eat away at enjoyable activities. If you're ready to learn how to make the most of your t... (read more)

Author: Andrew Stratton

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