Flint

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Questions and outrage during a town hall meeting of the Flint Water Crisis that went well into the night.


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The mayor of Flint recommended the Great Lakes Water Authority as a future source of drinking water for her city. It comes years after a pipe switch resulted in children ingesting lead from corroded pipes.

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Flint's future water source selection subject of Tuesday news conference and Thursday evening town hall.

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Civic leaders and health officials in Flint are building a database to track and treat victims of lead-contaminated water.  The whistleblower physician who first spotted the problem in Flint children hopes it will be a vital public health tool.


Current Sports | March 14, 2017

Mar 14, 2017
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Syracuse Snub; NCAA March Madness; Bracket Picks; MSU Women's Basketball; Claressa Shields; Eric Woodyard; Grant Essenmacher; Caleb Hoekstra.


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President Trump delivered his first address before Congress Tuesday.  He touched on themes ranging from immigration reform to counter terrorism to education.  One prominent guest in the audience came to hear Mr. Trump’s plans to resolve a crisis in Michigan that’s resounded around the world.

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UPDATE - Monday, 11:15PM. Flint police have suspect in custody after today's threat against Mott Community College. School officials say classes will resume Tuesday morning.

Mott Community College in Michigan says it's closing for part of the day after a threat was made related to the school.

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A federal judge has rejected Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s request to weigh in on a lawsuit related to the Flint water crisis, and said “superficial posturing” might be delaying a resolution.

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Gov. Rick Snyder has set a goal of getting Michigan’s population above 10 million people before the next US Census. It was part of the governor’s seventh State of the State address delivered at the state Capitol.


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Last year, 50 African-American women from Flint were selected to have their portrait taken as part of a project meant to, in the words of photographer Jerry Taliaferro, “reveal the beauty and souls of black women.” The exhibit opening this weekend at the Flint Institute of Arts is called “Women of a New Tribe."


Flint river quality improvements presented to residents

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How can you create positive, lasting transformation in a school district? One way is to offer support to its principals.

This has been a key strategy in the ongoing partnership between Michigan State University and Flint Community Schools. The partnership now heads into its second year with a renewal of a 2.1 million dollar grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.


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This week, the Lansing Board of Water and Light will replace the last of Lansing’s lead water service lines. We talk with the Board’s general manager, Dick Peffley, about the multi-year, multi-million dollar project.


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University of Michigan researchers say the number of lead water lines that need  replacement in Flint may be several times higher than expected. We get the thoughts of the East Lansing resident charged with coordinating the pipe replacement effort, Gen. Michael McDaniel.


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The Michigan Senate has passed a bill that would create a funding board to help pay for infrastructure improvements in Flint. We talk with the Michigan Public Radio Network’s Cheyna Roth about that and the race for two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court.


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