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Would Child Welfare Programs Still Be Failing If They Were Anti-Poverty Instead of Anti-Abuse? 

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families plunged into its current wave of trouble in December 2013, when a five-year-old named Jeremiah Oliver disappeared, and his disappearance went unreported for months, despite his family being under investigation from child services. In the spring of 2014, his body…

State of Emergency Declared in Flint, MI Due to Toxic Levels of Lead in Water Supply

In Flint, Michigan, the number of children with “above-average” lead in their blood has doubled in the last year. The change is tied to the city swapping its water source from Detroit’s financially troubled water system to the Flint River. In Detroit, in the meantime, 9,200 Detroit residents are facing water shutoffs,…

School Board Member Finds Muppets Book Too 'Graphic,' Demands Removal From Kindergarten Curriculum 

Mary Carney, a Marshfield, Wisconsin School Board member, member of the Central Wisconsin Tea Party and Very Frightened Person, will attempt today to do right by her child, her faith, and the Statue of Liberty by wresting Jim Henson’s For Every Child, a Better World out of the hands of vulnerable kindergarteners.