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Civil rights director fired for inappropriate comments

Aug. 27, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Civil Rights Commission in Michigan has voted to fire the director of the state's Department of Civil Rights after it emerged that he made inappropriate comments that objectified women. The commission originally reprimanded Agustin Arbulu after an investigation into remarks he...

Governor: Civil rights director should resign over comments

Aug. 14, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that the state's civil rights director should resign or be fired after he made inappropriate, offensive comments about women. Whitmer, who does not have the power to dismiss Agustin Arbulu, said she will no longer let him attend Cabinet...

Calls for Michigan civil rights director to step down grow

Aug. 11, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Calls for the director of the Michigan agency that investigates discrimination complaints to resign are growing as new details have emerged about inappropriate comments that he has admitted objectified women. The Civil Rights Commission reprimanded but didn't fire Department of Civil...

Enbridge says gap opens beneath Great Lakes oil pipeline

Aug. 7, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Erosion has created a gap beneath an oil pipeline in a key Great Lakes channel that's wider than allowed under an agreement with the state of Michigan, oil transport company Enbridge Inc. said Wednesday. The Canadian company said the opening between the pipe and the bottom of...

Judge denies challenge to new lead rules that followed Flint

Jul. 26, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday let stand Michigan's toughest-in the-nation drinking water regulations that were created after the Flint crisis, dismissing a lawsuit that was brought by major Detroit-area water systems over concerns such as the cost of having to replace hundreds of thousands of...