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Elon Musk vows to fix water in Flint homes

Elon Musk vows to fix Flint’s water in homesMusk's series of tweets gained a huge response, with more than 45,000 likes and 13,000 retweets four hours after posting.
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint water distrust runs deep even as city replaces lead pipes

Flint water distrusted despite pipe replacementMany Flint residents say they remain wary of the drinking water as the city replaces an estimated 18,000 pipelines that's expected to finish next year
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

Judge weighs whether to dismiss Snyder, others in Flint water lawsuit

Judge weighs fate of Flint class-action lawsuitAttorneys representing Gov. Rick Snyder and others want their clients excluded from class-action effort over Flint water crisis.
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flood contends Lyon 'cover-up' led to Flint deaths; defense says dismiss charges for lack of evidence

Lawyers debate evidence in Lyon manslaughter caseProsecutor Todd Flood says Michigan health chief Nick Lyon cover-up' led to Flint deaths, while defense says case lacks of evidence to go to trial
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Michigan

Ex-Flint water spokesman paid to train state ag workers

Ex-Flint water spokesman trained state workersA former spokesman for the MDEQ who resigned in the wake of the Flint water crisis provided media training this year for state employees
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

Closing arguments in Lyon's Flint manslaughter case set to begin

Closing arguments in Lyon’s Flint case set to beginClosing arguments are set to begin in the Flint manslaughter case against state health chief Nick Lyon on whether Lyon will go on trial
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

Judge asked to strike testimony in Flint manslaughter case

Defense asks to nix key Legionnaires’ testimonyA lawyer for the state health director charged with manslaughter in the Flint crisis wants a judge to strike the testimony of the prosecution’s expert
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Doctor pens book on her role in Flint water crisis

Doctor pens book on her role in revealing Flint water crisisThe book offers a tick-tock of the crisis and what got Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha looking more deeply
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month ago
Flint Water Crisis

Weaver: State 'lies' about Flint's drinking water violations

Weaver: State ‘lies’ on Flint’s water violationsFlint Mayor Karen Weaver said the state is lying about "significant deficiencies" in her city's water system and won't sign a consent order to fix them
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Michigan

Snyder frames legacy with plea for civility

Snyder frames legacy with plea for civilityMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder says lack of civility has eroded trust in government and institutions as he prepares to wrap up his eight years in office
  • Michigan
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

$4.1M expected to help Flint kids over water impact

$4.1M expected to help Flint kids over water impactAttorneys for Flint schoolchildren "hopeful" all portions of a lawsuit will be resolved this summer through wide-ranging settlement agreement
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

State again blames hospital in legionella cases

State again blames hospital in legionella casesState health officials reiterated that an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Flint originated from a local hospital, not the city's water system
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint estimates more damaged water lines buried

Flint estimates more damaged water service lines are buriedFlint officials say there are more damaged lead and galvanized water service lines buried than previously estimated
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

State fights Flint prosecutor's claims on surge in pneumonia deaths

State fights claims on Flint pneumonia deathsThe state's health department struck back at the Flint special prosecutor's claim that pneumonia deaths in Flint surged 400 percent after water switch
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Lyon's defense witness gives conflicting Legionnaires' testimony

Lyon’s witness gives conflicting testimonyA Columbia University expert called by Michigan health director Nick Lyon's team made comments that bolstered the prosecution and defense
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months ago
Michigan

Mich. close to finalizing stricter lead rules for water

Mich. close to finalizing stricter lead rules for waterThe proposed lead and copper rules will take effect unless a legislative committee objects by June
  • Michigan
  • 2 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

New questions after Flint Legionnaires’ revelation

New questions swirl after Flint Legionnaires’ revelationProsecutors ask more questions about what Snyder officials knew of Flint Legionnaires’ cases after court testimony.
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Ice Mountain bottler will send water to Flint

Ice Mountain bottler will send water to Flint for monthsMayor Karen Weaver said Nestle will send 100,000 bottles to Flint each week for free distribution at three sites
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Witness: Lyon revealed Flint disease outbreak in 2015

Witness: Lyon revealed Flint disease outbreak in 2015Witness: Snyder’s top staff were told of Flint area Legionnaires’ outbreak by health chief Nick Lyon in September 2015
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

State cited Flint ‘deficiencies,’ then ended free water

State cited Flint ‘deficiencies,’ then ended free waterA March 21 letter warned the city still had “significant deficiencies” with its water system oversight and operations
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Wayne County

1 in 7 Highland Park kids lead poisoned

1 in 7 Highland Park kids lead poisonedDetroit has second highest proportion of children with elevated levels on state list
  • Wayne County
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

El-Sayed’s first ad in Mich. governor’s race features Little Miss Flint

El-Sayed’s first ad features Little Miss FlintThe ad shows El-Sayed rallying with “Little Miss Flint” water activist Mari Copeny and civil rights activist Shaun King
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Flint appeals to EPA over canceled state meeting

Flint appeals to EPA over canceled state meetingFlint is appealing to the Environmental Protection Agency after state officials canceled a water recovery meeting
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Schuette: Calley attack over Flint charges ‘desperate’

Schuette: Calley attack over Flint charges ‘desperate’Schuette says Calley’s criticism of him over the prosecution of state officials for Flint’s water crisis is “desperate.”
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Witness: Lyon didn’t say ‘people are going to die’

Witness: Lyon didn’t say ‘people are going to die’ in FlintState agency finance official says Wayne State expert was profane in 2016 meeting while Nick Lyon was “calm, steady”
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Advocates: At 4-year mark, Flint isn’t all ‘better’

Advocates: At 4-year mark, Flint isn’t ‘better’Congressional representatives in Washington and protesters in Lansing mark fourth anniversary of Flint water switch
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Expert: Man didn’t die of Legionella

Expert: Man died of respiratory distress, not LegionellaWitness Dr. Band said Flint area man refused to replace a pacemaker with a defibrillator, risking “sudden death”
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Va. Tech. expert, team win $2M for lead water research

Va Tech. expert’s team wins $2M for lead water researchEnvironmental Protection Agency announcing funding for work by Marc Edwards’ team on a ‘community science project’
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint doctor: Eden Wells ‘responsive’ on lead crisis

Flint doc: Eden Wells ‘responsive’ on lead crisisDr. Mona Hanna-Attisha praised Dr. Eden Wells as “responsive” as state health superiors were “attacking” her lead study
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Witness: Flint disease outbreak publicity needed in 2014

Witness: Flint disease outbreak declaration needed in June 2014The final prosecution witness is expected to be called in the Flint water criminal hearing of the state’s Dr. Eden Wells
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Hanna-Attisha to testify for defense in Flint case

Hanna-Attisha plans to testify for defense in Flint caseDr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the Flint lead whistle blower, is expected to testify for State Medical Executive Dr. Eden Wells
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Mich. water activist, 6 others win environmental prize

Mich. water activist, 6 others win environmental prizeA woman who played a key role in exposing the lead-tainted water disaster in Flint has won a Goldman Environmental Prize
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Tournament brings flood of water relief for Flint

Tournament brings flood of water relief for FlintThousands of cases of water were donated for Flint during a basketball tournament in Indiana
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

Judge won’t order Flint bottled water program to resume

Judge won’t order Flint bottled water program to resumeSome residents and Mayor Karen Weaver say bottled water should remain available until home water lines are replaced
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

Genesee expert: Flint water plant ‘out of control’

Genesee expert: Flint water plant ‘out of control’Genesee County official testified at the Flint criminal hearing of four current and ex-state environmental regulators
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

Michael Moore sprays ‘Flint water’ at Michigan Capitol

Michael Moore sprays ‘Flint water’ at Michigan CapitolThe filmmaker and liberal provocateur made an unannounced stop outside the Michigan Capitol — with a film crew
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months ago
Michigan

Flint among national finalists for $30M HUD grant

Flint among national finalists for $30M HUD grantOfficials seek $30 million to implement South Flint Community Plan to boost housing, improve neighborhoods
  • Michigan
  • 3 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

Snyder cancels Flint meeting amid lawsuit threat

Snyder cancels Flint meeting amid lawsuit threatGov. Rick Snyder’s office said it has canceled a Flint water crisis response meeting because of a threatened lawsuit
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

DEQ defense lawyers grill ex-Flint plant operator

DEQ defense lawyers grill ex-Flint plant operatorAttorneys challenged the special prosecution’s witness against four state water regulators charged with crimes in Flint
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months ago
Politics

Weaver explores legal action after Snyder ‘callousness’

Weaver explores legal action after Snyder ‘callousness’Flint is exploring legal options as Gov. Snyder says bottled water was provided seven months past its legal obligations
  • Politics
  • 3 months ago
Flint Water Crisis

Independent tests: Flint water improving

Independent tests show Flint water quality is improvingTests at 92 homes showed lead levels far below the federal action level of 15 parts per billion
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Judge OKs plan to give Flint kids lead screening

Judge OKs plan to give Flint kids lead screeningSettlement agreement includes universal screenings for learning disabilities for all Flint children
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint protesters to Snyder: ‘Do your job’

Flint protesters to Snyder: ‘Do your job’More than 50 people were kicked out of a House session while chanting, “Do your job. Open the pods”
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint mayor to lobby Snyder on bottled water

Flint mayor to lobby Snyder to continue bottled waterFlint Mayor Karen Weaver is planning to lobby Gov. Rick Snyder for an extension of the free bottled water for her city
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Flint Water Crisis

Flint students to be assessed for lead impact

Flint students to be assessed for lead impactMichigan education officials funding program for Flint children to provide universal screening for learning disabilities
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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