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19 HOURS AGO - Reuters

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Michigan governor: solve Flint water crisis instead of laying blame

DETROIT (Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said on Friday he wants officials to focus on solving problems around lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint instead of laying blame as he said some have been doing.

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20 HOURS AGO - Boston Herald

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Bridgestone-Firestone recalls over 36,000 truck tires

DETROIT — Bridgestone-Firestone North America is recalling nearly more than 36,000 heavy truck tires in the U.S. and Canada because the tread can separate from the body and cause the tires to fail.The recall covers 22.5-inch Firestone FS561 replacement tires made from January 25, 2015 to January 27, 2016. The company says in documents filed with the government that the ...

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FEB 05, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Zoo workers cruise to Antarctica before penguin center opens

Zoo workers cruise to Antarctica before penguin center opens (AP) — Eighteen Detroit Zoo employees are on a privately funded cruise to Antarctica this week ahead of the opening of the zoo's new $29.5 million Polk Penguin Conservation Center. The Detroit News reports (http://detne.ws/1SOnm7y ) the zoo is paying about $36,000 combined airfare for the staffers, including zoo CEO Ron ...

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FEB 04, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Lawmakers pledge Detroit bailout won't hurt other districts

[...] Republican and Democratic legislators are talking with Gov. Rick Snyder's administration about other funding sources, such as diverting a portion of tobacco tax revenue or the state's settlement with tobacco companies. Hansen said in the months before the legislation was introduced in January, he made concessions to Detroit Democrats such as retaining employees' union contract when they are transferred ...

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FEB 04, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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The Latest: Snyder seeks Flint economic disaster declaration

Snyder's office says the request was made Thursday and would pave the way for financial assistance for city residents and business owners affected by the contaminated water from aging water pipes. If approved, low-interest loans would be made available for small businesses and private, nonprofit organizations that suffered substantial economic injury as a direct result of the contaminated public water ...

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