Michigan

Detroit Prepares To Host GOP Presidential Debate

City of Flint to Stand Trial For Supplying Toxic Water

An appeals court ruled that the city has no immunity in the case.

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New Report Details How Poorly The EPA Handled Flint Water Crisis

The EPAs inspector general says the agencys passivity worsened a catastrophic situation.”

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Watch Jenifer Lewis' Viral Video About Flint

“Flint ain’t fixed!”

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Michigan Seeks to Enact Nation's Strictest Rules on Water Lead Levels

The changes are a response to the ongoing Flint water crisis.

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.

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.

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.

Despite Still Needing Filters, Flint Residents Must Start Paying Full Cost for Their Water

Those who can’t afford their bills will face shutoffs. 

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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. 

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. 

 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.

Trump Pushes Unfounded Claim That Millions of Undocumented Immigrants Illegally Voted for Clinton

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton are working on a recount in Wisconsin. Meanwhile, the president-elect just keeps tweeting.

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Rasheed Wallace on Flint: 'That Water's Not Fixed'

The former NBA star and assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons penned a heartfelt essay about the Michigan city’s ongoing water crisis for The Players’ Tribune.

Black woman wears black shirt with yellow lettering that says: "Welcome to Flint, now go home."

Pastor Shuts Down Trump at Black Church in Flint

Rev. Faith Green Timmons: “Mr. Trump, we invited you here to thank us for what we’ve done in Flint, not to give a political speech.”

 The city used to receive thousands of water bottle donations. Now, at least one church is seeing numbers dwindle.

For Flint, Finding Safe Drinking Water Is Still a Problem

Water bottle donations have decreased, and doctors are questioning the effectivenes of water filters.

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.

Michigan Budget Focuses on Flint's Children, Gives City $165M More

The funding increase comes on the heels of a CDC study confirming that kids 6 or younger were exposed to high levels of lead after Flint began selling cheaper, improperly treated water to its residents.

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Metro Detroit High School Takes Action Against Students in Racist Video

“We just had an incident a few months ago, and we have all these things still happening,” one student said.

These 3 Men Were Charged With Felonies for Flint Water Crisis

In total, they face 13 criminal charges.

Michigan Gov. to Drink Flint Water for 30 Days. Mayor is Unmoved.

“Drinking filtered water does not impress us at all,” Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said. “We need the funds because our goal has not changed, which is new pipes for the people of the city of Flint.”

Lifetime Fast-Tracked a Movie About the Flint Water Crisis

The film will explore what the Flint Water Advisory Task Force called “a story of government failure, intransigence, unpreparedness, delay, inaction and environmental injustice.”