Flint Water Crisis
The state of Michigan ended its program subsidizing water bills for Flint residents Wednesday, forcing more strain and outrage onto the embattled community whose fears still linger about lead-contaminated pipes.
The year long report released by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission indicts not only individuals but systemic racism and offers solutions so that another Flint will never happen again.
A federal judge rejected a brief filed by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in support of Flint residents Tuesday, citing that Schuette has brought up a "troubling ethical issue" in the case.
Several groups and a resident returned back to federal court Wednesday to push for an order requiring Michigan state and city officials to deliver bottled water to certain homes in Flint.
Michigan officials filed a court motion while they appeal the decision in a lawsuit brought by several advocacy groups.
Several Flint Michigan parents sue school officials for providing inadequate services to their children. They allege that exposure to the city's lead-contaminated water has caused learning disabilities and behavioral problems for many children.
Health officials report an increase of bacterial illness in Flint, Michigan. A reduction in hand washing to avoid contaminated municipal water may contribute to the outbreak.
Attorneys for the NAACP filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of the residents and businesses affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The suit filed on Thursday in U.S. District Court says the individuals tasked to evaluate the water quality failed to test and treat the water, leading to contamination. Ten people are named […]
During the visit Wednesday, Obama will tour a food bank, take part in a roundtable discussion about the lead-contaminated water crisis, meet with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, and speak to an estimated 1,000 people at Flint Northwestern High School, the report says.
According to Richard Baird, an advisor for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, the city of Flint might be $28 million short in funds to remove the old lead-contaminated water lines. On Friday, Baird said the budget has risen from $27 million to $55 million. “Where we have lead lines or other non-lead lines that are unsafe, they […]
The president will make his first trip next week to Flint. The visit comes months after it was determined that the city's drinking water was tainted with lead.