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Appeals court revives ex-Flint official's lawsuit against city for wrongful firing

Appeals court revives ex-Flint official’s lawsuitThe U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that former Flint administrator Natasha Henderson's wrongful firing suit against Mayor Weaver may proceed
  • Michigan
  • 4 hours, 2 minutes ago
Daniel Howes

Podcast: Howes on deepening GOP divide

Podcast: Howes on deepening GOP divideIn this week's podcast, Daniel Howes says Michigan’s governing Republicans head into this weekend’s convention divided.
  • Daniel Howes
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Flint Water Crisis

EPA expert: DEQ officials admitted not using anti-corrosion controls in Flint

Expert: Officials didn’t use corrosion controlsA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water expert testified that a state official said Flint was not treating its water with corrosion controls
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Nation

Flint water researcher’s defamation lawsuit challenged

Flint water researcher’s defamation lawsuit challengedA Flint resident is embroiled in a legal battle over a letter criticizing a professor who helped expose the water crisis
  • Nation
  • 1 month ago
Flint Water Crisis

Judge: 'Corrupt' health chief Lyon heads to trial on Flint crisis manslaughter charges

Snyder aide faces manslaughter trial in FlintMichigan Health and Human Services chief Nick Lyon will go to trial on Flint crisis felony charges, 67th District Court Judge David Goggins ruled
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month ago
Flint Water Crisis

War of words, science still rages over lead contamination in Flint

Science war rages over lead exposure in FlintContention that Flint kids weren't really "poisoned" ignites scientific firestorm
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Michigan

EPA sides with state in battle over Flint water fix order

EPA sides with state over Flint water fix orderThe EPA has sided with the state in a battle over whether the city of Flint should be forced to fix its water system.
  • Michigan
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Ex-Flint mayor ousted in water crisis loses House bid

Ex-Flint mayor ousted in water crisis loses state House bidDayne Walling, who was ousted amid a lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, lost his bid for a seat in the Michigan House
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
  • Flint Water Crisis

    Panelists: Flint water crisis impact will last decades

    Panel: Flint water crisis impact to last decadesThe panel included discussion around the long-term health effects for children and what is needed for recovery.
    • Flint Water Crisis
    • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Michigan

    State calls Flint's lead line excavation tool 'unreasonable,' won't pay excess costs

    State won’t pay ‘unreasonable’ costs in FlintThe state won’t pay for excess costs associated with Flint lead service line replacements if the city insists on using a costlier excavation system.
    • Michigan
    • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Michigan

    Snyder dismissed from Flint contaminated water class-action lawsuit

    Snyder dropped from Flint water class-action suitGov. Rick Snyder and two state officials were among those dismissed from a class-action lawsuit against the state related to the Flint Water Crisis.
    • Michigan
    • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Flint Water Crisis

    State: Flint is ignoring tens of millions of dollars for water pipeline replacement

    State: Flint ignores millions in pipeline cashMichigan environmental agency: Flint is ignoring tens of millions in federal and state grant dollars available for lead service line replacement.
    • Flint Water Crisis
    • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Flint Water Crisis

    Judge delays ruling on whether Michigan health chief will go to trial

    Judge delays ruling on whether Lyon faces trialJudge David Goggins decided to delay his ruling on whether Michigan health chief Nick Lyon will go on trial for Flint water criminal charges
    • Flint Water Crisis
    • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Flint Water Crisis

    Michigan health chief faces trial decision on Flint manslaughter charges; 'the state will be watching'

    Lyon faces trial ruling on manslaughter chargesMichigan health chief Nick Lyon will learn Wednesday whether he is going to trial on felony charges related to the Flint water crisis or will avoid another day in court
    • Flint Water Crisis
    • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Flint Water Crisis

    Brewery dumps ‘Flint Michigan Tap Water’ name

    Brewery dumps plan to give beers contentious namesSome of the names? “Flint Michigan Tap Water,” “Black Beer Matters,” “White Guilt” and “Mass Grave”
    • Flint Water Crisis
    • 2 months ago
    Michigan

    Inspector: EPA 'management weakness' prolonged Flint crisis

    EPA ‘management weakness’ prolonged Flint crisisA new report from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General said state and federal problems led to the Flint water crisis.
    • Michigan
    • 2 months ago
    Flint Water Crisis

    Flint awaits word from Musk; others rip him

    Flint awaits word from Musk; others rip himWhile Tesla's founder promises help with water issues, some advise him to stick to business
    • Flint Water Crisis
    • 2 months, 1 week ago
    Michigan

    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
    • 2 months, 1 week 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
    • 2 months, 1 week 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
    • 2 months, 1 week 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
    • 2 months, 1 week 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
    • 2 months, 1 week 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 months, 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
    • 3 months, 1 week 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
    • 3 months, 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
    • 3 months, 3 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
    • 3 months, 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
    • 3 months, 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
    • 3 months, 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
    • 4 months 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
    • 4 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
    • 4 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
    • 4 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
    • 4 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
    • 4 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
    • 4 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
    • 4 months, 3 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
    • 4 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
    • 4 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
    • 4 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
    • 4 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
    • 4 months, 4 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
    • 4 months, 4 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
    • 4 months, 4 weeks ago
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