#FlintWaterCrisis

The Flint River is shown in downtown Flint April 20, 2016, in Flint, Michigan. The switch to Flint River from the Great Lakes Water Authority ultimately led to the water crisis. Now, officials want the city to stay with the water authority.

Michigan Sues Flint for City's Decision on Drinking Water Contract

The city council decided to extend its current contract short-term instead of going with a 30-year one, as the mayor and state had suggested.

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Flint Advisory Board Upholds Tax Liens Against City Residents For Unpaid Water Bills

The state won’t help subsidize the city’s water, but it is allocating $4 million to defend employees who were charged for their involvement in the lead water crisis.

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READ: Will Officials Charged With Flint Water Crimes Really Do Time?

ProPublica takes a look at similar cases around the world and asks if the high-profile charges against government officials will result in prison time.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced charges relation to the investigation into the water crisis on April 20, 2016, in Flint, Michigan. He is leading this investigation and announced new charges today.

Officials Face Involuntary Manslaughter Charges for Flint Water Crisis

“Everyone has to die of something,” said one of the accused.

Dozens of residents from Flint, Michigan, march to the officers of Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette to deliver a message in a bottle in Lansing, Michigan, on June 13, 2017.

Flint Residents Deliver 1,000+ Empty Water Bottles to Elected Officials

Each contained a handwritten letter detailing how the water crisis has impacted a city resident.

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In Flint, Residents Risk Losing Homes If They Don't Pay Their Water Bills

The city has begun issuing tax liens. 

 Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

A Film On the Flint Doctor Who Exposed the Water Crisis

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha didn’t let government officials stop her from seeking justice after finding that her patients’ blood lead levels had dramatically increased.

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STUDY: What Did People Google Throughout the Flint Water Crisis?

Searches suggest Flint residents knew something was wrong with their water before government officials or local media did.

A Hidden Problem: Lead-Poisoned Children in the United States. April 2017. Available online at www.cehtp.org/hiddenlead.

Study Shows a Third of Childhood Lead Poisoning Goes Undiagnosed

The report was released the same week as the three-year anniversary of the Flint water crisis. 

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READ: A Look Into What, Or Who, Might Have Been Behind the Flint Water Crisis

Why did the city take the step to change its water source to the one that caused lead contamination?

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Flint Mayor Wants City to Stay With Current Water Supplier

The final decision will be made after a public town hall.

The moon sets over sandstone formations near Round Rock December 5, 2002, on the Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona. A third of the nation lacks access to running water.

The Navajo Nation Is Experiencing a Water Crisis

In Indian Country, 26,000 homes lack access to safe water and/or sanitation services.

The City of Flint Water Plant is illuminated by moonlight on Jan. 23, 2016, in Flint, Michigan. The state approved new funds for the city yesterday.

UPDATE: Judge Approves Plan for Pipe Replacement in Flint, Dismisses Lawsuit

Michigan has agreed to put $97 million aside for approximately 18,000 water service lines.

General view of downtown Flint, as well as the famed arches bearing the city's nickname "Vehicle City" on March 17, 2016, in Flint, Michigan. Flint continues to work through the effects of water contamination.

ICYMI: Flint Apartment Complex Facing Water Shut-Off and There Are More to Come

The city will shut off water for up to 18 residences on April 4.

Colorlines screenshot of Michigan Civil Rights commission report, taken on February 20, 2017.

Flint Water Crisis A Result of Systemic Racism and History of Segregation

A new report tracks what led to the disaster—and how to prevent it from happening again. 

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1,700+ Flint Residents Sue EPA for $722M in Damages

They filed the class-action lawsuit yesterday (January 30) calling out the agency’s inaction on the water crisis.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaks at Northwest High School about the Flint water contamination crises May 4, 2016, in Flint, Michigan.

Michigan Governor Signs First State Legislation to Result From #FlintWaterCrisis

This bill will require municipal water systems to notify the public within three days of discovering dangerous levels of lead. 

Singer Cher peforms on NBC's TODAY Show on September 23, 2013, in New York City.

Twitter Reacts to Cher's Casting in Movie About Flint

“Whenever there is a tragedy involving Black people Hollywood makes it about a white person,” one user tweeted.

 The large chandelier was displayed during the Anton Art Center's Christmas market following their annual fundraising party.

ICYMI: Water Bottles From Flint Repurposed to Create Chandeliers

More than 2,000 plastic containers were used for the latest art.

Flint, Michigan Mayor Karen Weaver testifies before the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee at a hearing titled, "The Flint Water Crisis: Lessons for Protecting America's Children" at the Capitol on February 10, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

LISTEN: Flint Mayor Speaks Out on City's Water Crisis

Mayor Karen Weaver: “Rebuilding trust is harder than rebuilding infrastructure.”