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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Newly hired outside engineers have been given a month to find Flint’s underground lead water pipes, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday, saying he wants service line replacements to begin promptly but not so quickly that it causes other problems. The governor, facing pressure from Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and national […]

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint’s water crisis from lead contamination and to update pipes there and across the state — a plan that lawmakers from both parties generally welcomed as moving in the right direction with the proper priorities. Snyder’s […]

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Mathis went so far as to liken the poisoning of Flint to a terrorist attack, saying, “Everyday our Homeland Security -- their biggest fear and preparation is for terrorists poisoning the water. The Secretary of Defense talks nervously about that — well in this instance, our government has poisoned the water and it’s causing permanent damage.”

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The former Mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick spoke out from prison on the Flint, Michigan water issue. He made his comments in a letter posted by local news station WKYZ.  The larger question is if there was actual knowledge this water was contaminated before distribution began as his letter seems to insinuate, who will black America demand […]

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Chief among the priorities national and local NAACP leaders listed Tuesday for the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint is the repeal of Michigan’s emergency manager law, which they view as a contributor to the public health emergency. The “15-point priority plan,” which the NAACP drew up with Flint residents, was the […]

Growing up in Detroit, I would occasionally drive one-hour to Flint, Michigan to hang out with friends near the banks of the Flint River (pictured). Back then, more than 40 years ago, we would eat at fast-food restaurants and drink water straight from the tap without fear of getting lead poisoning. Today, times have changed: […]

President Obama on Thursday announced his administration would give the city $80 million in federal funding to assist in the water crisis poisoning thousands -- a growing scandal that has sparked resignation requests from citizens for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Only a year ago, Rick Snyder began his second term as Michigan governor promoting the same achievements that had propelled him to victory in 2014: The state was at last in the midst of an economic comeback, and Detroit had emerged from bankruptcy. With the water crisis gripping Flint threatening to […]

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder responded Monday to criticism from presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the Democratic debates for his handling of Flint’s water emergency, saying Clinton is making it a political issue. During Sunday’s debate, Clinton said “every single American should be outraged” by the water crisis, adding that “if the […]