The Detroit News Published 6:29 AM EDT Apr 19, 2019 A federal judge ruled Thursday that a lawsuit Flint residents filed against the government over the city’s water crisis can move forward. The residents sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2017 for "mishandling" the crisis, arguing that agency officials negligently responded, including by failing to use its enforcement authority under the Safe Drinking Water Act to intervene, investigate and warn about the health risks. The government last year sought to dismiss the suit. Its attorneys argued alleged misconduct is exempt from liability under the Federal Tort Claims Act’s discretionary function exception. One of the plaintiffs in the suit is Jan Burgess, a former Flint resident who was responsible for first notifying the EPA of the growing water problems in October 2014. Six months earlier, the city had started drawing its water from the Flint River after ending a decades-long relationship … [Read more...] about Ruling: Residents’ EPA suit in Flint crisis can move forward
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PUBLISHED: 16:54 17 April 2019 | UPDATED: 17:11 17 April 2019 The scene around Siloam Place, and inset, Thomas Kemp Picture: ARCHANT Archant An Ipswich couple were sent home ‘distressed and hopeless’ by a mental health crisis team hours before their deaths, which may have been prevented with better assessment, a coroner has ruled. The scene at Siloam Place Picture: ARCHANTThomas Kemp, 32, died from self-inflicted stab wounds to the neck, torso and limbs outside the flat he shared with wife, Katherine, 31, who died from stab wounds to the chest, on August 6.Coroner Jacqueline Devonish said his non-compliance with prescription medicine had also contributed to a likely psychotic episode and “frenzied attack”.The University of Suffolk course administrator, who had paranoid delusions and serious body dysmorphic ideas, which prompted him to see escorts for reassurance, was found covered in blood in Siloam Place, where police then forced entry to a flat and found … [Read more...] about Ipswich death couple ‘failed’ by mental health crisis team
Mark Zandi, The Washington Post Published 4:15 am PST, Thursday, January 3, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 21: Pedestrians walk by an apartment for rent on April 21, 2015 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Forbes magazine, San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose top the list of worst places in the nation for renters. Bay Area renters are faced with extremely low vacancy rates that have prompted high rents that average over $3,100 for a one bedroom in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) less SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 21: Pedestrians walk by an apartment for rent on April 21, 2015 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Forbes magazine, San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose top the ... more Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Photo: Justin … [Read more...] about A national housing crisis is brewing. What actions can policymakers take to head it off?
By Jon Wilner | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 6, 2018 at 10:16 am | UPDATED: December 7, 2018 at 5:16 am The night he learned of a bombshell Yahoo report that would jeopardize the integrity of Pac-12 football officiating, Larry Scott began a series of email exchanges with campus officials that reveal a conference in crisis mode and a commissioner attempting to defuse the greatest controversy of his tenure. The correspondences, obtained by the Hotline via public records request to a cross-section of universities, provide details on the flawed process that led to an untrained official influencing a replay decision. Additionally, the emails illuminate the internal reaction to the controversy, show a deep concern about the media narrative and shed light on Scott’s plans to gain control of the situation. “While this is the first time we have encountered this concern and criticism,” Scott wrote to the athletic directors the … [Read more...] about Pac-12 officiating controversy: Emails show a conference in crisis, reaction from commissioner Larry Scott, presidents and ADs
PUBLISHED: 08:25 30 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:36 30 September 2018 Military jets at RAF Lakenheath. Picture: GREGG BROWN Some of the best American firepower will be on display at low altitude across the skies of Norfolk and Suffolk in the coming week as the US military conducts a “readiness exercise” to ensure it is ready in the event of an emergency. Military jets at RAF Lakenheath. Picture: GREGG BROWNRAF Lakenheath Tweeted that its 48th Fighter Wing would be carrying out “increased flying sorties” between Monday, October 1 and Wednesday, October 3 as part of training exercise to ensure its air and ground teams are a “ready and capable force”.That could mean some of the US military’s most hi-tech aircraft, including the F-15 fighter jet, flying at low levels across East Anglia and being more visible than usual.The best vantage points for plane spotters are likely to be in Norfolk and Suffolk, close to the airbase itself - although the … [Read more...] about When and where you can see RAF Lakenheath jets in action this October