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At the #MissAmerica beauty pageant, Miss Michigan called out the state’s water problems in her intro: "From the state with 84% of the U.S. freshwater but none for its residents to drink, I am Miss Michigan Emily Sioma.”…
In Michigan, Detroit’s poor residents have faced massive water shutoffs, drawing criticism from human rights activists, Flint had contaminated water, and most recently, Detroit Public Schools shut off water due to high lead tests:
Aug. 29 report: “The Detroit school district is shutting off drinking water to all of its schools after test results found elevated levels of lead or copper in 16 out of 24 schools that were recently tested.”…
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Wow. Look at the difference just in headshots from last year's pageant (color) to this year's (b/w).

Also notice the subtle shift from calling them "contestants," as they always have, to "candidates."

Some of those were actually from two years ago. But you get my drift.
But for the love of God, I have never understood why you can't peruse the field from going from one candidate to the next, state by state. What's up with that, @MissAmericaOrg?
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