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Flint Water Translation
Officials in the Department of Civil Rights have translated the various informational documents regarding the Flint water crisis to Arabic, Chinese and Spanish, with more languages to come.
Among the documents is an informational palm card, a water sampling form and letters to various affected parties (like parents and food establishments), with more documents expected to be translated.
The documents are being circulated to various officials in Civil Rights and the Department of Health and Human Services and are available at http://www.michigan.gov/flintwater
Source : Gongwer News Service : Michigan Report, Volume #55, Report 22, February 4, 2016. Full access requires a subscription or a visit to a subscribing library such as the Michigan State University Main Library. For assistance in accessing the database, stop by the MSU Library Reference Desk.
126 days and counting.
And still the lead pipes that have poisoned Flint's water still sit in the ground.
It was Oct. 2 when Gov. Rick Snyder announced his 10-point plan to deal with the problem of lead in Flint's drinking water.
But things have gone anything but to plan.
In the months since, Snyder has declared a state of emergency in the city, a possible link between Legionnaire's disease and the water was revealed and Flint has become the international poster child for just how badly government can screw up -- and over -- a city.
We've had entertainers from all corners offer help and more donations of bottled water than I can even begin to count.
And yet still the source of the problem sits untouched.
For the full editorial, see Bryn Mickle, "Days turn into months in Flint water crisis and still lead pipes remain", MLive, February 5, 2016.
On February 5, 2006, Super Bowl XL was played at Ford Field in Detroit. The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 21-10.
Michigan State University is contemplating hosting the Detroit College of Law on its campus. Trustees of DCL have announced they are studying relocation options since their current location is scheduled for redevelopment (Comerica Park). MSU has proposed floating bonds for the construction of a new law school building, with DCL repaying the debt service and other costs via lease payments.
The Detroit College of Law would indeed move to the MSU campus, becoming the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University and then the MSU College of Law.
Source : "MSU Law" editorial, Detroit News, February 5, 1995
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