Flint Water Crisis

View of the Flint river
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Flint's former mayor who was ousted by voters in 2015 amid the city's crisis with lead-tainted water is seeking a seat in the Michigan House.

City of Flint water tower
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A former state-appointed emergency manager facing charges in Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis has waived a key hearing in the case.

City of Flint water tower
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The mayor of Flint says more than 6,200 water pipes have been replaced as the result of the city's lead crisis.

City of Flint water tower
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A hearing has been postponed for a state employee charged in the Flint water scandal who was to return to court for a possible plea deal with the attorney general's office.

Lake Huron
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More than 100 mayors and other municipal officials have urged Canada's environment minister not to allow burial of nuclear waste near Lake Huron.

City of Flint water tower
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The Flint City Council has narrowly approved a 30-year agreement to get drinking water from a regional agency, bringing to end one battle among many in the Michigan city still recovering from a lead-tainted water crisis.

City of Flint water tower
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The Flint City Council is expected to support a 30-year agreement to get drinking water from a regional agency after an afternoon of court-ordered negotiations.

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Northern Michigan University has invited Governor Rick Snyder to give May’s commencement address, and some aren’t happy about it. 


View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

Governor Rick Snyder has signed a spending bill that includes more money to prosecute members of his administration for their roles in the Flint water crisis. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, the 600 thousand dollars will go to state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office.


City of Flint water tower
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The state of Michigan wants the mayor of Flint to sign a 30-year deal for water next week.

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The latest in a criminal case against Michigan’s health director, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak during the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint (all times local):

City of Flint water tower
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The City Council in Flint has voted to extend a short-term contract for drinking water after requesting more time to comply with a federal judge's order to choose a long-term water source. 

City of Flint water tower
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The City Council in Flint, Michigan, is asking a federal judge for more time to choose a long-term source of drinking water in the wake of the city's lead-tainted water crisis.

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Flint and four other Michigan cities could become eligible to participate in a college scholarship program under a bill that has taken a key step forward in the Legislature.

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Michigan's governor insisted Thursday that his congressional testimony regarding the Flint water crisis "was truthful and I stand by it," shortly after a committee pointed out a potential discrepancy and warned him about committing perjury. 

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