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Flint Water Crisis

Flint water switch led to most Legionnaires’ cases

Study: Flint water switch led to most Legionnaires’ casesResearchers estimate 80 percent of Legionnaires’ cases in 2014-15 outbreak can be attributed to Flint water switch
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

Expert: Flint plant not ready before water switch

Expert: Flint plant not ready before water switchTwo witnesses are set to testify in the preliminary hearing for four current, ex-state environmental officials
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

Son: Father ‘active’ before Legionnaires’ death

Son: Father ‘active’ before Legionnaires’ deathThe son of Robert Skidmore, who died from Legionnaires’ in 2015, testified in the hearing for health chief Nick Lyon
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

Ex-Flint EM decides to head straight to trial

Ex-Flint EM decides to head straight to trialThe Flint water prosecution will proceed with its first trial after ex-Emergency Manager Ambrose waived a prelim exam
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint prosecutor slammed as expert hits state obstruction

Flint prosecutor slammed as expert hits state obstructionAfter testimony, John Truscott criticized special prosecutor Flood's case against health chief Lyon as "disorganized"
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

Registry opening for residents of Flint exposed to lead

Registry opening for residents of Flint exposed to leadThe registry will connect people to programs designed to minimize health problems
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

WSU prof: State officials stalled Flint water tests

WSU prof: State officials stalled Flint water testsResearcher tasked by gov to probe Legionella outbreak tells criminal hearing that group’s work was being set up to fail
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Flint Water Crisis

Drinking water in Flint schools to get lead test

Drinking water in Flint schools to get lead testState will begin testing drinking water in Flint School District buildings this weekend
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month ago
Flint Water Crisis

Judge limits engineering officer’s testimony on Flint

Judge limits engineering officer’s testimony on FlintJudge overseeing the hearing for four state environmental regulators is letting a witness testify but not as an expert
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint whistle-blower mom testifies in DEQ staffer case

Flint whistle-blower mom testifies in DEQ staffer caseLee-Anne Walters has said she noticed symptoms such as hair loss in her children because of Flint’s contaminated water
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Board recommends returning control to Flint officials

Board recommends returning control to Flint officialsState-appointed receivership group has monitored beleaguered city’s finances since emergence from state oversight in ’15
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Editorial

Our Editorial: Oversight of Flint recovery is lacking

Our Editorial: Oversight of Flint recovery is lackingThe city is having trouble spending all the taxpayer aid in response to water crisis; an authority could help
  • Editorial
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Lawyers spar over timing of Flint class-action lawsuit

Lawyers spar over timing of Flint class-action lawsuitThe fate of the lawsuit against the state in Flint’s water crisis rests in the hands of the Michigan Court of Appeals
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Levin picked as mediator in Flint class-action suit

Levin picked as mediator in Flint class-action suitEx-Sen. Carl Levin and retired judge tapped as proposed mediators in class-action suit against state and Flint officials
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flood: Regulators didn’t ‘stop poisoning’ Flint people

Flood: State regulators failed to ‘stop poisoning’ Flint peopleProsecutor Todd Flood accused four state environmental staffers of not protecting Flint residents from lead poisoning
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

DEQ Flint criminal hearings loom after 18-month delay

DEQ Flint criminal hearings loom after 18-month delayFour state bureaucrats charged in the Flint water probe will get their day in court Monday after 18 months of waiting
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

4 Flint schools have elevated lead levels in water

4 Flint schools found with elevated lead levels in waterTesting in the last months of 2017 found that four schools and care facilities had elevated levels of lead in the water
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint schools’ chief wants state plan on water testing

Flint schools’ chief wants state plan on water testingThe head of Flint schools wants a comprehensive plan for testing faucet and drinking fountain water for lead
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint mayor sees pipe gains despite reporting problems

Flint’s mayor sees pipe gains despite reporting problemsWeaver said the city is trying to fix reports on replaced water pipelines despite complaints of late, faulty records
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

State: Flint school district not allowing water testing
Michigan environmental officials say a Flint school district hasn’t allowed the state to flush lines or test water

State: Flint school district not allowing water testingMichigan environmental officials say a Flint school district hasn’t allowed the state to flush lines or test water
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Coalition wants judge to intervene in Flint water deal

Coalition wants judge to intervene in Flint water dealActivists say city fails to provide “timely, accurate, and complete” reports on pipe replacement, other measures
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

DEQ water analyst agrees to plea in Flint water case

DEQ water analyst agrees to plea in Flint water caseA low-level DEQ official agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors Wednesday in Bill Schuette’s Flint water crisis case
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

McLaren official: Lyon untruthful in Legionella release

McLaren official: Lyon untruthful in Legionella releaseJulie Borowski testified that she and others at McLaren tried to get state officials to get involved in the outbreak
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months ago
Politics

EPA seeks advice on ‘dumb and dangerous’ lead rule

EPA seeks advice on ‘dumb and dangerous’ lead ruleThe Environmental Protection Agency is seeking advice on what Gov. Snyder has called a “dumb and dangerous” lead rule
  • Politics
  • 2 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

Ex-mayor: Wells consulted on Flint water issues

Ex-mayor: Wells consulted on Flint water issuesEx-Mayor Dayne Walling said state health official Eden Wells got involved in Flint’s water issues as early as March 2015
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

Hearing: State ‘wouldn’t help’ in Legionella outbreak

Hearing: State ‘wouldn’t help’ in Legionella outbreakCardiologist says Flint area man died of Legionnaires’ disease during a hearing for state health official Eden Wells
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

More than 6,200 water pipes replaced so far in Flint

More than 6,200 water pipes replaced so far in FlintThe city and the state of Michigan agreed to replace at least 18,000 lead or galvanized-steel water lines by 2020
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint plea deal hearing delayed

Flint plea deal hearing delayedA plea deal between Flint special prosecutors and DEQ staffer Adam Rosenthal is expected to be held at a later date
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Wells’ attorney, Flint prosecutor spar over testy texts

Wells’ attorney, Flint prosecutor spar over testy textsAttorney for health official Eden Wells said the prosecutor was inaccurate to say a witness belittled county officials
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

State analyst reaches plea deal in Flint water case

State analyst reaches plea deal in Flint water caseAdam Rosenthal is accused of altering lead test results and falsely reporting they were below the federal action level
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Defense, witness spar in Flint case

Professor disagrees with defendant Lyon over funding, testingWSU professor testifies about funding to study Flint Legionella outbreak
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Witness: Legionella alert was local responsibility

Witness: Legionella alert was local responsibilityState epidemiologist testified Genesee County Health Department should have warned the public on Legionella outbreak
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Michigan

Mich. wants all lead pipes replaced within 20 years

Michigan wants all lead pipes replaced within 20 yearsGov. Rick Snyder’s administration will require the replacement of every underground lead service pipe within 20 years
  • Michigan
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint official pleads no contest in water probe

Flint utilities official pleads no contest in water probeThe former utilities director in Flint has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor in the city’s lead-tainted water probe
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Testimony in Wells’ manslaughter hearing delayed

Testimony in Wells’ manslaughter hearing delayedThe case against state chief medical officer was delayed due to a death in the family for one member of the prosecution
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint council narrowly OKs 30-year water deal

Flint council narrowly OKs 30-year water deal‘It’s been a long-time coming,’ Mayor Karen Weaver says after council vote
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Michigan

KWA to deliver water to customers this weekend

KWA to deliver water to customers this weekendIt’s been a dream to get off Detroit’s water system by many here for more than 14 years.
  • Michigan
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Judge gives Flint one day to decide water source

Judge gives Flint one day to decide water sourceU.S. District Court judge will give city officials until Tuesday to vote on the water source holding a hearing Monday
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

WSU prof: State health officials opposed Flint testing

WSU prof: State health officials opposed Flint testingWayne State University professor “disgusted” by state health director Nick Lyon’s comment he “can’t save everyone”
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

State forgives $20M in Flint water debt

State forgives $20M in Flint water debtMichigan Treasurer Nick Khouri said forgiving the water infrastructure debt “provides financial relief” for Flint
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months ago
Daniel Howes

Howes: Enbridge Line 5 saga imperils Michigan business

Howes: Enbridge Line 5 saga imperils Mich. businessRolling disclosures of problems with pipeline under Straits of Mackinac raise troubling questions for state economy
  • Daniel Howes
  • 3 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

WSU prof: Flint water switch prompted outbreak

WSU prof: Flint water switch prompted Legionnaires’ outbreakA Wayne State University expert hired by the state said Flint’s water switch helped spur Legionnaires’ outbreak
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint hearing postponed for document review

Flint hearing postponed for document reviewProsecutors told a judge they need more time to review documents provided the day before by lawyers for Dr. Eden Wells
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Elections

Flint Mayor Weaver wins recall election

Flint Mayor Weaver wins recall electionFlint Mayor Karen Weaver faces a recall election involving 17 challengers including City Council member Scott Kincaid
  • Elections
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Genesee official: State didn’t take warnings seriously

Genesee County health official says state didn’t take warnings seriouslyGenesee County environmental health director said state didn’t take warnings seriously
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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