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|11/10/2016 - Those angry about the government and federal agency corruption that led to the Flint, Mich., water crisis are only going to grow angrier after learning that the state has reportedly issued a preliminary approval for a bottled water giant to nearly triple the amount of groundwater it pumps.
|9/6/2016 - For decades, bureaucrats and elected leaders in Detroit mismanaged the city's finances to the point where retirement and other benefits far surpassed the tax base and led to the largest urban bankruptcy in recent history.
Now, more bureaucrats and elected officials in a nearby city want to punish...|
|7/4/2016 - Every U.S. state has laws on the books designed to protect farms from being declared "nuisances" by their neighbors, and Michigan is no exception. But in 2014, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development exempted small farms from this protection with the stroke of a pen.
|5/4/2016 - In recent days so-called "smoking gun" evidence has surfaced in the Flint, Michigan, lead contamination scandal. The Guardian is reporting that a state environmental official suggested that a water collection technician who was gathering samples for a suburban Detroit private water system 'bump out'...|
|4/24/2016 - For those who wonder why, as the editor of Natural News, I carry a loaded weapon with me at all times, consider how often whistleblowers who threaten to expose government conspiracy crimes end up dead. In just the last few days, a water treatment plant foreman who could have testified against the corrupt...|
|4/21/2016 - In what appears to be a first for America, scientists and water quality managers who worked for the government have been charged with felony crimes for conspiring to poison the people of Flint, Michigan with lead in the water supply.
According to the Detroit Free Press:
Multiple charges were filed...|
|4/20/2016 - To: Karmanos Cancer Center
4100 John R
Detroit, MI 48201
CC: Michigan Board of Medicine, Bureau of Professional Licensing
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170
and the Michigan Enforcement Division
CC: Michigan State Attorney General Bill Schuette
|4/9/2016 - In an age of government corruption and regulatory abuse, citizen scientists are now more urgently needed than ever before. This is perhaps no more true than in Flint, Michigan, where activists conducted independent research that discovered lead levels in children had doubled since the city switched...|
|4/8/2016 - This is yet another example of how the federal bureaucracy has grown so big and so ubiquitous as to have become unanswerable to the general public and, sadly, Congress.
As reported recently by the Detroit News, the Environmental Protection Agency's top official in the Midwest was aware that the drinking...|
|4/1/2016 - Reports of children being poisoned by lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, have shocked the nation – and for good reason. Unfortunately, the story of Flint, Michigan, isn't exactly unique. Children across the country are exposed to toxic lead everyday – levels which meet and exceed...|
|3/22/2016 - In April 2014, Flint, Michigan, made the switch from Detroit's water supply to the Flint River to save some money. Almost immediately after making the switch residents noticed a change in their tap water quality.
Numerous complaints came in about cloudy, discolored, smelly water. It tasted bad and...|
|3/10/2016 - A few months ago, the man-made water disaster finally blew up in Flint and on the media, after almost two years of struggle. Although bottled water was finally delivered to residents in January, what has taken place in Flint can no longer be swept under the carpet. For almost two years, state officials...|
|3/4/2016 - The EPA has come under fire for the revelation that months before the massive lead poisoning of Flint's water supply became public, an EPA employee had notified his superiors of the problem. Instead of warning the people of Flint, however, the EPA privately communicated with Michigan's Department of...|
|3/4/2016 - Officials who blew the whistle on lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, say children had blood lead levels significantly higher than what US health officials regard as elevated, and that the state was aware children were being poisoned. Since childhood lead poisoning scarcely makes news headlines,...|
|2/19/2016 - The Michigan Attorney General's office will likely have to petition the state legislature for some hefty cash to investigate the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, where some nine local residents have died from polluted water. According to reports, those responsible for the disaster could face...|
|2/18/2016 - In an extremely unsettling report by Reuters it seems that Michigan officials were actually aware of a serious problem with the water supply in the city of Flint but took measures to block an investigation into an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is...|
|1/31/2016 - Day after day, month after month, the people of Flint, Michigan, were poisoned by increasing amounts of lead and other toxins coming from the city's water supply. The poisoning began in April 2014, when the source of the city's drinking water was switched from Detroit to the Flint River. The switch...|
|1/29/2016 - On January 5, a state of emergency was finally declared in Flint, Michigan. Having switched back to Detroit water in October 2015, the city of Flint still had a long way to go before their lead-poisoned water was once again safe to drink.
Nevertheless, it seemed as if the recent crisis never even...|
|1/22/2016 - In breaking news, the people of Flint, Michigan, are suing Governor Snyder, the city of Flint, and the state for injuries obtained from drinking lead-contaminated water – water which was been known to be harmful, yet which went ignored. As a result of this blatant shunning of public health, there...|
|1/19/2016 1:10:52 PM - The evolution of a depressed, angry generation accelerates as the slow, steady mutilation of their minds increases. Brain cells are being shot to pieces silently, by weapons of mass destruction hidden in the waterways. An entire population is under attack. The violence is taking place out of sight....|
|12/14/2015 3:28:11 PM - During a Michigan state Senate hearing discussing medical marijuana, state Senator Rick Jones cut short the words of a military veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As a result, the veteran was removed from the hearing, undoubtedly causing many people – not just marijuana...|
|7/3/2015 - Is there a concerted effort on the part of authorities on the state and federal level to find ways to criminalize individual preparedness and any exercise of liberty? Some Americans might think so after the nightmare a Michigan family has endured, and all for the crime of camping.
According to various...|
|3/14/2015 - Millions of Americans know that the nation's colleges and universities are cesspools of political correctness, where students are subject to strict thought and speech codes by hypocrites who claim that they are among the most "tolerant" people in the country.
But the University of Michigan's thought...|
|2/27/2015 - Four children, aged 10 and under, may have MMR vaccinations forced on them in Michigan. The reports all say measles vaccinations, but single measles vaccines aren't used anymore. Merck is making multi-milllions off the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine in the USA, while GlaxoSmithKline is making hay...|
|1/7/2015 - More than 40 years ago, a Michigan chemical company made a careless mistake that would affect people's lives for generations to come. The incident involved polybrominated biphenyl, or PBB, a man-made flame retardant designed to prevent plastics from burning.
An excerpt from Joyce Egginton's book...|
|8/29/2014 - The people and wildlife of St. Louis, Michigan, continue to suffer from pollution left behind from Velsicol Chemical Corp., a DDT-producing chemical company.
The 54-acre plant shut down decades ago and is now under control of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but the damages caused...|
|8/11/2014 5:16:32 PM - A pesticide manufacturing plant responsible for one of the worst chemical disasters in history is still poisoning humans and wildlife in St. Louis, Michigan, despite it being shut down since the 1960s.
St. Louis, located within Gratiot County, is home to about 7,500 residents. The picturesque town...|
|7/24/2014 4:26:03 PM - Very often, there is nothing so destructive and harmful as government bureaucracy, in which nameless, faceless automatons make decisions based on inflexible, arcane and inane rules.
And it isn't just the federal bureaucracy; states can be just as guilty of blindly implementing policies that are clearly...|
|7/9/2014 - Private wells nationwide may be contaminated with dangerously high levels of arsenic, according to an analysis conducted by the Center for Public Integrity.
The center used 40 years of data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), supplemented with extra data collected by the states of Texas and Minnesota,...|
|6/25/2014 - Lead poisoning is an expensive health, social and economic problem affecting 70 percent of Michigan's children and costing more than $300 million per year.
A recently published report titled: "Economic Impact of Lead Exposure and Remediation in Michigan" by the University of Michigan School of Public...|
|6/6/2014 - New legislation approved by the Michigan House of Representatives would repurpose coal ash produced by power plants as a base for roads across the state, as well as parking lots.
The three-bill package would reclassify coal ash and a few other byproducts that are presently classified as hazardous...|
|5/18/2014 - A number of Michigan residents believe they are in danger of losing their right to keep livestock on their own property because of a new ruling from the state's Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Off The Grid News (OTGN) reports that the commission ruled April 28 that any local government...|
|5/2/2014 - In the latest stunning assault on Americans' right to grow their own food, the freedom-crushing state of Michigan has ruled that local governments (cities, towns, counties) can now ban any animal they wish from small residential farms. The move opens the door to the mass criminalization of backyard...|
|1/31/2014 - A Michigan farmer says he could be facing an armed raid by government agents soon, following a lengthy disagreement with state Department of Natural Resources officials over his refusal to obey an order to kill his feral pigs.
Mark Baker, owner of Baker's Green Acres, told Natural News in an interview...|
|10/30/2013 - An exclusive Natural News investigation reveals that Michigan State University (MSU) is eliminating toxic waste / deadly environmental toxins by selling them to the public as "surplus" materials. At least one of these materials can be weaponized by terrorists and used to poison municipal water supplies...|
|10/11/2013 - Following the release of several reports in recent years highlighting the presence of pharmaceutical contaminants in many of the nation's drinking water supplies, a new study published in the Elsevier journal Chemosphere reveals that pharmaceuticals are now turning up in large quantities in the Great...|
|8/28/2013 - For nearly 15 years, the state of Michigan has had special laws in place that protect small, family-scale farmers from being driven off their land by local zoning ordinances, nuisance lawsuits, and other legal measures often used to prevent individuals from growing and raising their own food. And even...|
|7/16/2013 - It's getting to be a regular, sad story - governments drunk on power, corrupt by the business interests which keep the "elected" in power, hammering Mom and Pop Americana who are simply trying to make a living.
Enter Mark Baker, owner and operator of Baker's Green Acres. Baker left the military about...|
|6/25/2013 - A glittery substance eventually identified as the compound tri-calcium orthophosphate was discovered in Lake Michigan, prompting health officials to close some beaches.
According to CBSChicago, swimmers were ordered out of Porter Beach June 17 because of a "substance" discovered in the water. According...|
|5/4/2012 - Last summer, Michigan's Occupational Licensing Advisory Rules Committee (ARC) decided to evaluate every licensed occupation recognized by the state of Michigan to determine whether or not the current regulatory requirements for each one are appropriate. What the committee ended up finding was that current...|
|5/3/2012 - Graphic photos have surfaced of the baby pigs and momma pigs that a Michigan farmer was forced to shoot in cold blood to avoid being arrested as a felon. This is the latest development in the outrageous story of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, which conducted armed raids on multiple farms,...|
|4/17/2012 - There is nothing more pathetic, ugly and insidious than a tyrannical government thug who uses his power to destroy the lives of law-abiding citizens. Today, we have witnessed the outrageous acts carried out by jack-booted scumbags in Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) who masterminded...|
|4/16/2012 - NaturalNews can now confirm that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has, in total violation of the Fourth Amendment, conducted two armed raids on pig farmers in that state, one in Kalkaska County at Fife Lake and another in Cheboygan County. Staging raids involving six vehicles and ten armed...|
|3/30/2012 - As many NaturalNews readers now know, the state of Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently issued a final ruling on its invasive species order (ISO) for swine that targets destructive "feral" species for elimination across the state. But what many people do not realize is that because...|
|3/27/2012 - The state of Michigan is only days away from engaging in what can only be called true "animal genocide" -- the mass murder of ranch animals based on the color of their hair. It's all part of a shocking new "Invasive Species Order" (ISO) put in place by Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (DNR)....|
|3/19/2012 - Government is not merely denying parents and families the right to consume healthful whole foods such as raw milk; now rule-by-force government authorities are threatening a Michigan family with criminal prosecution if they do not poison their child with chemotherapy chemicals -- even though their child...|
|7/31/2011 - Thanks to the help of NaturalNews readers and the alternative media, Julie Bass has achieved victory against the Oak Park, Michigan city planner's office that threatened to throw her in jail for 93 days for the "crime" of growing cucumbers and tomatoes in her front yard. All charges have been dismissed,...|
|7/29/2011 - This is a breaking news update: Michigan gardener Julie Bass has confirmed with NaturalNews that all charges have been dismissed in her case, including the two misdemeanor dog licensing charges the city threatened her with after dropping her "illegal gardening" charge.
I just spoke with Julie and...|
|7/12/2011 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|7/11/2011 - The anti-food tyrants are at it again, this time threatening a Michigan woman with fines and jail time for her "crime" of daring to plant tomatoes and peppers in her front yard. Your help is needed to take action and fire off an avalanche of complaints against the local bureaucrats in Michigan who are...|
|10/31/2009 - Michigan just can't seem to get a break. For well over a year, the Wolverine state has been knocked around and thrown for a loop: 1) In the sports arena (e.g. the Detroit Lions finished the 2008-09 season 0-16; the 2009 Detroit Tigers missed this year's playoffs, even though they were up seven games...|
|1/22/2009 - The Consumer Wellness Center, led by Executive Director Mike Adams (editor of NaturalNews) has announced its third grant in its Nutrition Grant Program. The Consumer Wellness Center (CWC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to promoting nutrition education. The Executive Director position is a non-paid...|
|2/13/2007 - (NewTarget) Michigan may be the next in a growing line of states and cities considering a ban on trans fat.
State Rep. Lee Gonzales, D-Flint Township, introduced four bills last week that could impact the health and diets of Michiganders. The first and most drastic of the bills would ban the use...|
|10/31/2006 - With the school shootings in various communities around the nation on the minds of many, police in the western Michigan community of Wyoming entered two classrooms at Lee Middle and High School last Thursday and announced there was a threat to the school.
The students -- according to the Grand Rapids...|
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|9/13/2006 - Tuesday, a bipartisan group of female lawmakers backed legislation that, if passed, would require all Michigan girls entering sixth grade in the Fall of 2007 to be vaccinated against cervical cancer.
Lead sponsor Sen. Beverly Hammerstrom said the legislation is the first of its kind in the United...|
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