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Michigan leaders outline legislative priorities

Michigan leaders outline legislative prioritiesThe Michigan Legislature resumes session Wednesday with what House Speaker Tom Leonard is calling a ‘big, bold agenda’
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Report touts policies to prevent child lead exposure
A report released Wednesday recommends practices to prevent and respond to childhood lead exposure

Report suggests policies to prevent childhood lead exposureA report released Wednesday recommends practices to prevent and respond to childhood lead exposure
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Michigan

Flint to see $100 million in new projects downtown

Flint to see $100 million in new projects downtownRedevelopment projects are expected to bring more than $100 million in renovation work to Flint
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

State asks judge for quick action on Flint water choice

State asks judge for quick action on Flint water choiceThe state is asking a federal judge to quickly decide whether it will compel a long-term water contract
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

Bruno Mars donates $1M from concert to Flint

Bruno Mars donates $1M from concert to Flint water crisisFunds from the show will be redirected to the charity The Community Foundation of Greater Flint
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month ago
Flint Water Crisis

Little Miss Flint raises money for 1K backpacks

Little Miss Flint raises money for 1K backpacks for studentsAmariyanna “Mari” Copeny partnered with nonprofit Pack Your Back to pass out free backpacks and supplies for kids
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Michigan

Judge dismisses whistleblower suit against Flint mayor

Judge dimisses whistleblower suit against Flint Mayor Karen WeaverA former Flint official alleged she was fired for raising alarms over possible misuse of water crisis contributions
  • Michigan
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Judge orders Mich., Flint to mediation over water

Judge orders Michigan, Flint to mediation over water crisisA federal judge has ordered the state and the city of Flint into mediation to try to resolve their differences
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

EPA approves plan to forgive Flint water debt to state

EPA approves plan to forgive Flint’s water infrastructure debt to stateLegislation approved by Congress gave states the flexibility to forgive past water infrastructure loans owed to a state
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Feds award MSU $14M to create lead exposure registry

Feds award MSU $14M to create lead exposure registryFunding was approved by Congress last year as part of emergency aid package for communities with contaminated water
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Experts: State’s water suit against Flint faces hurdles

Experts: State’s water suit against Flint faces hurdlesLegal experts say the state faces challenges in proving the Flint City Council is putting residents’ health at risk
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
TV Plus

Lifetime movie ‘Flint’ dramatizes city’s water crisis

Lifetime movie ‘Flint’ dramatizes city’s water crisisExecutive producer Neil Meron said the film is intended to spotlight what happened in Flint
  • TV Plus
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Court: Flint lawsuits can proceed but not against state

Appeals court: Flint class-action suits can proceed but not against stateA 6th Circuit panel said two class-action Flint water suits continue, but not against the state
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Some Flint water sites to stay open indefinitely

Some Flint water sites to stay open indefinitelyResidents pressured government leaders to keep the bottled water flowing despite improving water quality
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Michigan

Study finds contaminants in Mich. water supplies

Study finds contaminants in Mich. water suppliesMichigan’s drinking water meets most federal quality standards but does have certain levels of contaminants in it
  • Michigan
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

MSP: Flint’s water being taken out of city

MSP: Flint’s water being taken out of cityMichigan State Police Captain says people who don’t live in Flint are taking the city’s bottled water
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Snyder aide: Flint water delay costs $600K a month

Snyder aide: Flint water delay costs $600K a monthTop Snyder aide Rich Baird said Friday that Flint’s delay on a long-term water source choice costs $600,000 a month
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

UM’s Flint campus gets $400K for water expenses

UM’s Flint campus gets $400,000 for water expensesA University spokesman says the money is partial reimbursement for the school’s response to the water emergency
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months ago
Politics

Flint trial witness list includes Calley

Flint trial witness list includes Calley, Pence officialThe special prosecutor may call up to 67 witnesses in Eden Wells’ obstruction of justice case
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint says 2,181 lead pipes replaced

Flint says 2,181 lead pipes replacedBy 2020, the initiative plans to replace all of the lines, nearly 20,000
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Michigan’s legal bills for Flint water crisis top $14M

Michigan’s legal bills for Flint water crisis top $14MAt least $14 million has been spent hiring lawyers from at least 33 law firms, according to an AP analysis
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Daniel Howes

Podcast: Howes on latest Flint fiasco

Podcast: Howes on latest Flint fiascoThe DEQ lawsuit against Flint over a deal with the Great Lakes Water Authority is the latest in a parade of absurdity.
  • Daniel Howes
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint gets $15M to help women, infants exposed to lead

Flint gets $15M to help women, infants exposed to leadFederal funds will go to the Genesee County Healthy Start Program to aid residents exposed to lead in Flint’s water
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Daniel Howes

Howes: DEQ’s Flint lawsuit dripping with irony

Howes: DEQ’s Flint suit dripping with ironyThe city’s back on GLWA’s Detroit water, where Mayor Karen Weaver wants to stay. And City Council ain’t buying it.
  • Daniel Howes
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

State sues Flint over ‘imminent’ public health threat

State sues Flint over ‘imminent’ threat to public healthAt a Monday meeting, the City Council ignored the state’s deadline and a June 15 letter warning of imminent legal action
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint mayor, state clash over water tax liens

Flint mayor, state clash over water tax liensA state board rejected the city’s one-year freeze on forcing nearly 8,000 residents to pay their delinquent water bills
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Lawyers: Don’t tie Wells’ case to manslaughter cases

Lawyers: Don’t tie Wells’ obstruction case to manslaughter casesAttorneys oppose having Dr. Eden Wells’ Flint case consolidated with other defendants facing involuntary manslaughter
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint extends contract for Detroit-area water supply

Flint extends contract for Detroit-area water supplyFlint was under state control in 2014 when it switched from Detroit’s water system to the Flint River to save money
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint cites costs in plan to stay on Detroit water

Flint cites costs in plan to stay on Detroit waterCity poised to stay with the Detroit area water system in part because upgrading the city’s plant would cost $108M
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Email: Legionnaires assertion would ‘inflame situation’

Email: Flint Legionnaires assertion would ‘inflame situation’Email: State official charged over her role in Flint Legionnaires’ cases worried about linking water to pneumonia cases
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

Lawyer: Schuette’s publicity hurts Flint defendants

Lawyer: Schuette’s publicity taints jury pool, hurts Flint defendantsAn attorney for a Flint water crisis defendant said prosecutors are trying the case in public before it goes to trial
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

Doctor: State health chief tried to conceal Flint data

Doctor: State health chief tried to conceal Flint dataWayne State doc in emails: Michigan chief medical officer Eden Wells tried to suppress Flint Legionnaires’ information
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

Schuette: Lyon, Wells should resign over Flint charges

Schuette: Lyon, Wells should resign over Flint chargesAttorney General Bill Schuette clashes with Gov. Rick Snyder, says health director Nick Lyon, Eden Wells should resign
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

Apologies demanded from Steve Harvey after Flint joke

Apologies demanded from Steve Harvey after Flint jokeFlint resident Dee Smith says Harvey told him to “enjoy your brown cup of water” during a call-in to Harvey’s radio show
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

Lyon, Wells lawyers vow vigorous fight on Flint charges

Lawyers for Lyon, Wells vow vigorous defense against Flint chargesHealth director Nick Lyon was released on a $15,000 bond; chief medical officer Eden Wells was released on a $25K bond
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months ago
Politics

Schuette won’t charge Snyder ‘at this time’

Schuette won’t charge Snyder ‘at this time’Schuette made the comment as he was charging Nick Lyon and four other former Flint and state officials
  • Politics
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Daniel Howes

Howes: No denying politics in AG’s Flint water roll-up

Howes: No denying politics in AG’s Flint water roll-upBill Schuette says the charges stop short of Gov. Rick Snyder’s office door – for now
  • Daniel Howes
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Health chief, 4 others get Flint manslaughter charges

Mich. health chief, 4 others get Flint manslaughter chargesNick Lyon was accused of misconduct in office and involuntary manslaughter; 4 other officials were also charged
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

New charges in Flint water crisis

New charges in Flint water crisisNew charges in Flint water crisis
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint lead levels still below federal action limit

Flint lead levels still below federal action limitState officials: Lead levels in Flint’s water supply remain below the federal standard for the ninth consecutive test
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Daniel Howes

Howes: Flint water woes drive opportunity for change

Howes: Flint water woes drive opportunity for changeStaying with Detroit water system another positive move for city
  • Daniel Howes
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Some state, Flint employees can be sued in water case

Judge: Some state, Flint employees can be sued over tainted waterU.S. district judge rules some counts in water lawsuit can proceed, but governor, state of Michigan are immune
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Dave Chappelle to play Flint charity show June 7

Dave Chappelle to play Flint charity show June 7Tickets for the performance, which will benefit a local charity, go on sale at noon Friday
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Tax foreclosure threat becomes latest hardship in Flint

Tax foreclosure threat latest hardship in Flint crisisNearly 8,000 homeowners were in danger of having tax foreclosure proceedings start because of unpaid water bills
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint residents speak out at city council meeting

Flint residents speak out at city council meetingFlint residents speak out at city council meeting
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months, 4 weeks ago
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