The Council's Summer Reads

Whether your summer plans take you to Singapore or Saugatuck we hope you find some time to relax, disconnect, and dive into the Council’s summer reading list.




| By Brian Hanson, Theresa Brown

Deep Dish - Family Separation and US Immigration

How did the United States arrive at its current immigration situation, with family separations happening until Wednesday, and what inspires migration flows as large as the one to the US-Mexico border? 





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| By Michael Tiboris, Colette Copic

Testing the Waters for Environmental Accountability

Reflection on water contamination cases indicates a wide gap between local knowledge of environmental hazards and those charged with monitoring and enacting environmental regulation that could be improved by massively expanding the role of citizen data collection.