Flint Water Crisis

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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
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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.


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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):

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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. 

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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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A special prosecutor said Monday he'll add a charge of involuntary manslaughter against Michigan's chief medical executive in a criminal investigation of the tainted water crisis in Flint.

City of Flint water tower
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Testimony is resuming in Flint, Michigan, as a judge considers whether the state's health director should go to trial for the death of a man who had Legionnaires' disease during the city's water crisis.