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Corruption

Flint may sue Michigan over water pollution crisis

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said she is not currently planning to sue the state of Michigan over her city’s water crisis, but she did file a “notice of …

Erin Brockovich, legal team to hold meeting in Flint on water crisis

FLINT, MI -- The Flint Water Class Action Team and Erin Brockovich will be holding another community meeting for Flint residents affected by the …

The governor who poisoned Flint: The GOP’s Rick Snyder thought he might be president. Not so fast…

Snyder promised Michigan transparence and business-style leadership. He delivered usual GOP bumbling incompetence<p>When Rick Snyder took the reins from Jennifer Granholm on Jan. 1, 2011, there was a certain smugness hanging in Michigan’s raw winter air.<br>The changing of the guard had been fairly …

General Motors

Drink in This Republican Hypocrisy From the Flint Water Hearings Today

Goes down smooth,<p>every time.<p>So Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and EPA administrator Gina McCarthy had their day before the House Government and Oversight Committee on Thursday, where they were grilled on the poisoning of the people of Flint, Michigan. Sides got chosen fairly early on: The Democratic …

Rick Snyder
Snorkeling
Government

Rachel Maddow Blows the Lid Off Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's Dangerous Statewide Incompetence

What’s currently going on in Flint, Michigan right now will go down as one of the biggest tragedies in United States history. I’m not sure how …

I Went to Flint, Drank the Water, and Saw the Future of Civil Rights

“I’ve never been very good at giving speeches,” Stevie Wonder said to the crowd. “Before coming here today, I had a lot of things on my mind. A lot …

Sen. Lee: I’m Not Holding Up Flint Aid

Flint

What to Know About the Flint Water Crisis in 3 Minutes

The city of Flint, Mich. is coping with a crisis caused by increased levels of lead in the city’s water supply.<p>In a cost-saving measure, the city …

Snorkeling

Sanders blames Clinton for Michigan’s declining middle class

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersTrump has declared war on our climate — we won’t let him win Stock slide bites boastful Trump, but rising …

Sen. Mike Lee of Utah: Federal aid not needed in Flint water crisis

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah said Friday that federal aid is not needed in Flint, Michigan, where lead-contaminated pipes have …

Senators reach tentative deal on Flint water crisis aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators from both parties reached a tentative deal Wednesday to address a water crisis in Flint, Michigan, where lead-contaminated pipes have resulted in an ongoing public health emergency in the city of 100,000 people.<p>A proposal by Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., James Inhofe, …

Water

Fire damages Swartz Creek home

Garth, Kyle and Jaycee immediately started to investigate when they saw smoke coming from a nearby home.<p>Garth Wrosch says, "We were just riding our …

Home Ownership

6 family members found dead in Michigan home, police say

<b>FENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich</b>. -- Six members of a family have died of what police say might have been carbon monoxide poisoning at a Michigan home.<p>WJRT-TV …

Residents in Flint reportedly paid highest water rates in country

Residents in Flint, Mich., paid an amount that “far exceeds what the United Nations designates as affordable water and sewer service” even though the city is undergoing a tainted-water crisis.<p>The Detroit Free Press, citing a national study released by the public interest group Food and Water Watch, …

Water

Mich. governor seeks more Medicaid coverage for Flint residents

<b>FLINT, Mich.</b> -- Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the federal government to expand Medicaid coverage to people under 21 and pregnant women who have been …

Faces of Flint: Portraits From the Crisis

It's easy for most people in the United States to take running water for granted. Not so in Flint, Michigan, where collecting bottled water has become part of the new routine. Photographer Wayne Lawrence captured portraits for National Geographic as residents performed this daily ritual. Five of …

Snorkeling

Snyder ordered DEQ to withhold Flint lead test results, emails claim

<i>This story has been updated to include additional comment from the governor's office.</i><p>FLINT, MI - Gov. Rick Snyder and other state officials allegedly …

Rick Snyder
Flint
Water

Bill Maher And Erin Brockovich Say Toxic Water In Flint Is 'Tip Of The Iceberg'

"Real Time with Bill Maher" host sat down with legendary environmental activist Erin Brockovich on Friday to discuss the lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan.<p>"What do you think of the fact that when there are toxic disasters we think of you first?" Maher asked his guest.<p>During the discussion, …

Comedy

Gov. Snyder declines invite to testify on Flint water crisis by House Democrats

FLINT, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder has declined an invitation to testify before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 10.<p>A …

Michigan

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders talk Flint water crisis during debate

FLINT, MI -- While the Democratic presidential hopefuls talked about what they would change if they were elected, they also spoke about what should …

Bernie Sanders
Immigration

Michigan officials were warned of link between Flint's water and Legionnaires' disease, emails show

High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov.<p>Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show.<p>When he disclosed the rise in Legionnaires' cases on …

Flint residents billed for water they can't drink

Rachel Maddow talks with residents of Flint, Michigan about how they're coping with their city's toxic water problem and whether anything the Snyder …