The state's public health agency has proposed a maximum safe level of the drinking water contaminant made famous by the movie Erin Brockovich, and if they're enacted, some drinking water providers in the desert are going to have to work to clean up their water.
The investigation is widening to include grand jury testimony by several state legislators. More records of contractors have been subpoenaed. Behind the corruption probe are the ties between small time politicians and big city political operatives.
A half century after the March on Washington and King's galvanizing speech about American possibility, we have not realized nearly enough of it. Lost in the mists of time, but still very alive, is the crisis of black employment.
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