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Craig Tuer is a Michigan State Police trooper. He recently made some troubling admissions in an email to the Michigan State Department of Civil Rights, that MSP evaluation policies have led to civil rights violations. The whistleblower’s claims make State Police Troopers look like gangsters milking the public, and have drawn rapid fire from the MSP establishment.

07th April, 2016 | 0 Comments

New Bill Could Land on Snyder’s Desk Next Week

Both the pro-marijuana and anti-fracking groups are relatively close to the 252,523 valid signatures needed to get these issues on the state’s November ballot, but they have one problem: some of the signatures are too old.

26th March, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Sonoma State University professor Carl Jensen started looking into the new media’s practice of self-censorship in 1976, the internet was only a dream and most computers were still big mainframes with whirling tape reels and vacuum tubes.

17th March, 2016 | 0 Comments

First of a Two-Part Series

Since 1976 the Sonoma State University student & faculty program has conducted an annual search for major & significant news stories that are under-reported, casting light upon stories many Americans rarely hear about, yet definitely should know about.

25th February, 2016 | 0 Comments

Part 2 in a Series: Dirty Water & Darnell Earley

In the first part of our series on former Saginaw City Manager Darnell Earley, we looked at how while under his control as Emergency Manger, the City of Flint started drawing its municipal water from the corrosive Flint River; and how while under his reign, the order was given back in April, 2014 when Earley rejected Detroit’s final offer to supply clean, safe drinking water – and Flint terminated its relationship with the City of Detroit, leading to one of the worst lead-contamination crises in our nation’s history.

04th February, 2016 | 0 Comments

Former Saginaw City Manager's Pivotal Role in the Flint Water Crisis

Back in 2014, while under the control of Emergency Manager Darnell Earley, the City of Flint started drawing its municipal water from the corrosive Flint River. As the former City Manager of Saginaw from 2006-13, Earley left his position in Saginaw after receiving an appointment from Gov. Rick Snyder to become Flint’s new ‘Emergency Manager’ in order to help solve that beleaguered city’s fiscal crisis.

14th January, 2016 | 0 Comments

In theory, the state & community college system is one of the most egalitarian and progressive-minded institutions in America. Its goal is to make sure that kids who cannot afford to enroll in expensive private universities and colleges are nevertheless able to get a great education and improve their chances of climbing the economic ladder and making real the implicit American promise of social mobility.

25th September, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: The investigative research team Project Censored, which sprang out of a journalism workshop at Sonoma State University, defines censorship as “…anything that interferes with the free flow of information in a society that purports to uphold free press principles.

13th March, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note • Project Censored and The Free Press Years ago when I broke my first major investigative piece about how Saginaw County FEMA officials were downplaying the potentially devastating impact of the Freeland Train derailment, a colleague whom I respected that worked at The Saginaw News said to me: “It’s easy to find a whistle-blower, but remarkably rare to find one that will go ‘on the record’.

27th February, 2014 | 0 Comments

(A Complete and Comprehensive Assessment)

As we all know, US Student loan debt has surpassed the $1Trillion mark – now exceeding the combined total of credit card and auto loan debt, which comprises 6% of our national debt – the total GNP of South Korea.

30th January, 2014 | 0 Comments

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