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News@noon: Flint under fire, Ford's future, humble brag

The Detroit News

Today is Wednesday, April 13, 2016, and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon is making his first public comments in months about the Flint water crisis and the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak before Congress today. Meanwhile, contamination is still a problem for Flint residents.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon is preparing Wednesday to make his first public comments in months about the Flint water crisis and the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak when he testifies Wednesday before Congress.

A lack of local input under state-appointed emergency managers is one reason the Flint water contamination crisis is “a clear case” of environmental injustice, the Republican co-chair of Gov. Rick Snyder’s Flint Water Advisory Task Force told legislators Tuesday. How do you feel about this? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @detroitnews

Here's what else is making news today:

Ford making plans

  • Ford Motor Co. will drastically redevelop its outdated Dearborn properties into a walkable, aesthetically pleasing work environment reminiscent of a college campus or Silicon Valley startup. Over the next 10 years, the automaker plans to relocate 30,000 employees currently spread throughout 70 Dearborn buildings into two main campuses. 

The voice of summer 

Setup to the playoffs

It's that time again

We need to brag

Laura Berman, retired metro columnist at The Detroit  News and Tom Walsh, retired business columnist at Detroit Free Press, were presented Lifetime Achievement Awards Tuesday night by the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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