Tag: Detroit

Flint Water Crisis: Gov. Snyder Ducks Testifying to Congress

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder turned down an invitation to testify in front of the U.S. House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee earlier this week about Flint’s ongoing water contamination crisis. According to a spokesperson for Snyder, the governor was scheduled to present a 2017 budget plan at the same time…

Detroit's Maternal Death Rate Higher Than Third World Countries

By Jasmine Evans In Detroit, women are dying from pregnancy-related causes at a rate higher than some Third World countries, including Libya, Uruguay and Vietnam. The average maternal death rate in the city is also triple the national average. The Michigan Department of Community Health, which tracks the data, said…