Smart Meters and the End of Choice and Free Speech

Bruce Cain·Sunday, January 7, 2018I live in South East Michigan about 20 miles south of Detroit. About a week ago (12/28/2017) I got a knock on my door. Outside was a woman from DTE with a smart meter in her hands. "I've come to install your smart meter." DTE provides both my gas and electricity.I …

America’s hidden water affordability crisis

  By Ciara O'Rourke on Mar 5, 2017 6:00 am When Elizabeth Mack wondered about a future in which Americans wouldn’t be able to pay for water, a couple of colleagues waved her off. “Don’t be ridiculous,” they said. But the idea niggled at Mack, an assistant professor at the Department of Geography, Environment, and …

Mass water shutoffs in Detroit, Mich., are making news around the world

Oppose Detroit Water Shutoffs Mass water shutoffs in Detroit, Mich., are making news around the world. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) has begun disconnecting water from households that have been unable to pay their water bills. In May alone, the DWSD served 46,000 shutoff notices and executed over 4,000. Local community leaders say …

Law Enforcement Teaming Up to Crack Down on Drug Pipeline

  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Law enforcement agencies across the Tri-State are teaming up to disrupt the drug pipeline from Detroit. On Wednesday, officers from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia took part in a training course in Huntington. They learned about new tip-offs to look for in traffic stops and more about how they can …