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Flint water emails written to stay secret

Paul Egan | Detroit Free Press<p>LANSING, Mich. — In mid-October, as the massive scope of the Flint drinking water scandal and public health crisis was beginning to sink in, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality engineer Adam Rosenthal wrote an email to two of his then supervisors in the …

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Michigan Gov. Snyder confronts the perils of running government like a business

Republican Rick Snyder called himself #onetoughnerd when he swept into the Michigan governor's office in 2010, winning election easily after pledging to run the state more like the businesses that generated his substantial wealth.<p>Although he was a first-time elected official, by 2012 he was …

The human toll of Flint's water crisis

For 18 months, residents in the city of Flint, Michigan, had filthy water flowing through their taps. They knew something was wrong but officials …

Environment

Michigan Gov. Snyder confronts the perils of running government like a business

Republican Rick Snyder called himself #onetoughnerd when he swept into the Michigan governor’s office in 2010, winning election easily after pledging to run the state more like the businesses that generated his substantial wealth.<p>Although he was a first-time elected official, by 2012 he was …

Water

Michigan's Congressional Hopefuls Worry About The Next Flint

"The same people who told us Flint water was safe are telling us that this pipeline is safe."<p>WASHINGTON -- While Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were duking it out on the debate stage in Flint, Michigan, over how to best solve the water infrastructure problem …

A silver lining for Flint’s Jews: renewed passion for social justice

FLINT, Michigan (JTA) – At 86, Jeanne Aaronson is blind and lives alone, but she has seen a lot over the years.<p>She lived in Flint when it was a …

Flint

Mich. governor's aides used personal email to talk Flint water

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's Chief of Staff Jarrod Agen admonished two other top Snyder aides in December for using their personal email accounts to discuss the Flint drinking water crisis, saying "this is state business," and government accounts should be used.<p>"We should use our …

Flint

We Asked a Lawyer if Poisoned Flint Residents Can Win Their Lawsuit Against the Government

Earlier this week, a federal lawsuit was filed against a host of city and state officials implicated in the troubled city's water problems. But will it go anywhere?<p>On Monday, seven families filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and a dozen more city and state …

With Flint in the news, Trevor Noah reminds us of other cities with poisoned water

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is finally getting the national attention it desperately needs, but Trevor Noah is highlighting the country’s …

Flint Water Crisis Means Rick Snyder Can't Sell Michigan's 'Comeback' to National Media

Now that Super Tuesday is over, all eyes are on Michigan. Both parties have scheduled debates here in the runnup to our March 8 primary.<p>This would be the perfect time for GOP Gov. Rick Snyder to grab some headlines about the "Michigan comeback," his favorite topic.<p>And there's no doubt that the …

No water bills in Flint this month as Governor Snyder signs off on another $800,000 in legal fees

While the taxpayers pick up a piece of the water tab for Flint residents, they’re also on the hook for $1.2 million in legal fees to deal with civil …

Michigan governor releases more Flint emails, documents

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday released another 4,400 pages of his executive office's emails and documents related to the lead-contaminated water in Flint.<p>The disclosure is the third voluntary release of such records, which have revealed his administration's inner dialogue before the crisis …

Flint residents get temporary relief on water bills

<b>(CNN) —</b> Flint residents will get a temporary reprieve from water bills as the Michigan city struggles with a man-made crisis that polluted its tap water.<p>The city of Flint is suspending the mailing of the utility bills to 85,000 accounts, Mayor Karen Weaver announced Wednesday.<p>The money owed by …

Water

Flint suspending water bills amid confusion, state aid

Flint says it will stop sending water bills to residents until April so it can account for $30 million in aid from the state of Michigan.<p>Recent bills have caused frustration and confusion. In a statement Wednesday, Mayor Karen Weaver identified a few factors, including court decisions about rates …

Tests Say The Water Is Safe. But Flint's Restaurants Still Struggle

The once routine practice of getting a glass of water before a restaurant meal in Flint, Mich., is now fraught with apprehension, since lead pipes started leaching into the drinking water after officials switched to the highly corrosive Flint River as the city's water supply.<p>The crisis over …

Water

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Wants Taxpayers to Pay His Legal Fees in the Flint Case

Stay classy.<p>FLINT, MICHIGAN—Governor Rick (What, Me Worry?) Snyder is flirting with the classic law-school definition of chutzpah.<p>The costs of the Flint drinking water crisis continued to climb Tuesday as Gov. Rick Snyder asked the State Administrative Board to approve contracts worth up to $1.2 …

Flint

Snyder's outside legal bills for Flint water hit $1.2M

LANSING — The costs of the Flint drinking water crisis continued to climb Tuesday as Gov. Rick Snyder asked the State Administrative Board to approve …

The One Thing That Could Have Saved Flint

The Flint disaster is a horrifying example of government gone wrong. The people of Flint are facing severe water contamination on a massive scale-- up to 12,000 children and their parents are facing lasting health and mental deterioration as a result of serious lead poisoning, others are infected …

Flint Families Launch Class-Action Lawsuit Against Michigan Governor Over Water Crisis

Seven families have filed a class-action lawsuit against Michigan Governor Rick Snyder over the lead-laced water crisis in Flint. The lawsuit also …

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Flint water crisis has hurt thousands, residents' lawsuit claims

A lawsuit stemming from Flint's lead-contaminated water was filed Monday on behalf of the city's residents against Michigan Gov.<p>Rick Snyderand other current and former government officials and corporations.<p>The federal lawsuit -- which is seeking class-action status -- alleges that tens of thousands …

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Mark Ruffalo says Flint is a national disaster

<i>Flint</i> — Oscar-nominated actor and water activist Mark Ruffalo listened to residents vent frustration over the city’s lead-tainted water system …

Seven more lead-poisoned Flint families file another lawsuit over tainted water supply

Seven families have filed another federal lawsuit over the Flint water crisis in which an unknown number of people have been poisoned by lead. The …

GOP senator says no federal funding needed, stops $100 million in emergency funding for Flint water

Senator Mike Lee from Utah has decided that a good way to make a (grand)stand on the “federalization” of water infrastructure is to keep emergency …

I'm in Flint. I See the Pallets of Free Water. It's Not Enough.

A report from an American city in the year 2016.<p>FLINT, MICHIGAN—If you drive around the city long enough, you almost get used to the masses of plastic bottles wrapped in plastic and standing on pallets. There are stacks outside of every firehouse, from the headquarters on East Fifth Street to the …

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Flint Crisis Shows How Cities Are Prize and Peril for Democrats

The state-by-state fight for the presidency now centers on Michigan, home of Detroit’s record $18 billion bankruptcy and a crisis over toxic drinking …

Hillary Clinton's Lead Pipe Answer 'Made Me Vomit In My Mouth,' Flint Questioner Says

Neither Clinton nor Bernie Sanders was aggressive on lead pipe removal.<p>Flint resident Lee-Anne Walters didn't like Bernie Sanders' response to her question about lead pipes during Sunday night's Democratic presidential debate in Flint. But she <i>really</i> didn't like Hillary Clinton's response.<p>"I hated …

Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton, If You Care About the Flint Water Crisis You Should Care About Banning Fracking

A debate about water boiled down to a debate about hydraulic fracturing. Clinton was asked if she supports fracking, a controversial process of oil and gas drilling.<p>Rather than plainly saying, "I support fracking," or "I don't support fracking," Clinton instead chose to name all of the conditions …

The Social Crisis in Detroit. On the Verge of an Urban Rebellion | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing warned local corporate leaders that the city could be on the verge of an urban rebellion.</i><p>Speaking at the Detroit …

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders To Face Off In Flint Debate

"We don't want our pain to be exploited as a political backdrop. We need more from both of the candidates."<p>FLINT, Mich., March 6 (Reuters) - The Flint water crisis has united Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in outrage, but some residents suffering through the city's major public health …

Water

Post-Flint, Half Of Americans Are Worried About Their Tap Water Too

Ahead of the Democratic debate in lead-poisoned Flint, Michigan on Sunday, a new poll shows that many Americans don’t trust the public water …

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