Flint

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.

Three weeks after a court demanded that the state of Michigan send bottled water to residents who are still impacted by contaminated water, state officials are still trying to fight that order.

Several Flint Michigan parents sue school officials for providing inadequate services to their children. 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.

Michigan charged six state employees with misconduct for the Flint water crisis. Nine state workers have so far been charged criminally.

According to reports, Barack Obama is considering becoming the co-owner of an NBA franchise.

The Virginia Tech - Flint Water Study team claims results from recent testing of a water flushing program are promising. The primary source of Flint's water is now coming from the Detroit-based Great Lakes Water Authority.

Flint's former city administrator filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Mayor Karen Weaver. She alleges that Weaver fired her to cover up a scheme to redirect charity funds to her campaign.

Google recently announced they will distribute $250,000 in Google.org grants to fund initiatives that will help Flint, Michigan recover from its water crisis. Google will allocate $150,000 to teams from the University of Michigan, which will work towards creating a data platform to help local leaders and the government with making effective decisions and provide Flint […]

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 levels of lead in the water systems of Newark, New Jersey’s public school systems recently tested above the federal action limit, but according to allegations by the Newark teachers union, the school district knew about the elevated lead levels for more than 10 years. School districts across the country are not required by law to test their […]

Two state workers and one city worker have been charged in the Flint water crisis, marking "the first time criminal charges have been brought against government officials" in the outsize public health debacle, reports the Detroit Free Press.