Solidarity in Action: Plumbers in Flint Unite to Help

FROM USUNCUT.COM Some Flint residents got an unexpected surprise this weekend when a group of union plumbers committed a random act of kindness. Plumbers affiliated with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe-Fitting Industry (United Association) were spread out across the city installing faucets and…

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How the Flint Water Crisis Emerged

Flint has been reeling from a months-long public health emergency that began in October, when residents started to complain about brown water coming out of taps that caused rashes. Local government largely ignored complaints from the predominantly black city. Officials finally acknowledged high lead levels in the water late last…

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Planetary alignment a rare treat

  FROM THE GUARDIAN For the next month, Earthlings will be treated to a spectacular sight, with all five planets visible to the naked eye lining up together, stretching from the horizon to the moon. But just don’t call it a “planetary alignment”. For those in the southern hemisphere, if…

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