• Michigan Aug 27

    Feds Can Be Sued for Failures in Flint Water Crisis, Judge Rules

    A judge says the federal government can be sued for negligence in the Flint water crisis.

  • Flint Aug 20

    Whitmer: $600M Flint Water Deal a Step Toward Making Amends

    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a proposed $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends

  • Facebook Oct 24, 2019

    Workers at Large Flint GM Plant in Michigan Approve Contract

    Workers at one of the largest General Motors factories have voted to ratify a new contract with the company, an indication that a five-week strike could be coming to an end. United Auto Workers Local 598 at a pickup truck plant in Flint, Michigan, approved the contract Wednesday. The local’s Facebook page says 60.9% voted in favor, while 39.1% were...

  • Donald Trump Oct 17, 2019

    Workers Celebrate Deal With GM, Show Union Power in Industry

    Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company’s U.S. factories to a standstill. The deal, which the union says offers “major gains” for workers, was hammered out after months of bargaining but won’t bring an immediate end to the strike by 49,000...

  • New Jersey Oct 10, 2019

    EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

    The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace pipes leaching dangerous amounts of toxic lead. Contrary to regulatory rollbacks in many other environmental areas, the administration has called dealing with lead contamination in drinking water...

  • director Jun 29, 2019

    Flint Hears From Prosecutors Who Dropped Water Charges

    Prosecutors who dropped charges against eight people in the Flint water scandal explained their decision in a public forum Friday night, telling frustrated and shocked residents they must look at hundreds of mobile devices and millions of documents that a previous investigative team never reviewed. Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy spoke to about 100...

  • The Associated Press Jun 14, 2019

    Flint Water Scandal: Prosecutors Drop All Charges, Plan to Restart Probe

    Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water crisis and pledged to start from scratch the investigation into one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history. The stunning decision came more than three years — and millions of dollars — after authorities began examining the roots of the scandal that left Flint’s water...

  • United States Mar 10, 2019

    As Newspapers Close, Role of Government Watchdog Disappears

    One of the last investigations Jim Boren oversaw before he retired as executive editor of The Fresno Bee was a four-month examination of substandard housing in the city at the heart of California’s Central Valley. The multimedia project revealed the living conditions imposed on many of the city’s low-income renters, many of them immigrants: apartments filled with mold, mice and...

  • Michigan Mar 1, 2019

    Jaden Smith's Foundation Bringing Clean Water to Flint

    Jaden Smith’s foundation and a church are working to bring cleaner water to Flint, Michigan. The rapper’s organization and First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church on Friday announced they’ll deploy a mobile water filtration system known as “The Water Box” that reduces lead and other potential contaminants. The 20-year-old’s JUST goods company collaborated with the church to design and engineer the...

  • United States Sep 10, 2018

    Miss America Contestant Uses Pageant Platform to Call Out Flint Water Crisis

    Each contestant in this year’s Miss America pageant had 10 seconds on stage to introduce herself. Michigan’s contestant Emily Sioma used her brief platform to bring attention not just to herself, but to an ongoing public health scourge in her home state: the Flint water crisis. “From the state with 84 percent of the U.S. fresh water but none for...

  • ATTORNEY Aug 1, 2018

    Family Files Lawsuit After 7-Year-Old Boy Handcuffed at School

    A Michigan mother sued the city of Flint on Tuesday, alleging a school resource officer handcuffed her 7-year-old son for about an hour during an afterschool program in 2015.

  • Indiana Jul 20, 2018

    ‘Black Beer Matters': Indiana Brewery Dumps Plan to Give Beers Contentious Names

    The owners of a northern Indiana brewery have apologized after receiving criticism for their plan to give their beers contentious names such as “Flint Michigan Tap Water,” ”Black Beer Matters,” ”White Guilt” and “Mass Grave.”

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018

    House GOP Nominates Ryan to Stay Speaker, With Trump's Support

    Speaker Paul Ryan unanimously won his GOP colleagues’ votes for another term at the helm of the House on Tuesday. He told fellow Republicans he had President-elect Donald Trump’s support, and heralded “the dawn of a new, unified Republican government.” “It feels really good to say that actually,” Ryan told reporters. “This will be a government focused on turning President-elect...

  • Michigan Apr 9, 2018

    Michigan to Stop Providing Free Water to Flint Residents

    Residents of Flint, Michigan, are frustrated and angry after learning the state will stop providing them with free bottled water.

  • actor Apr 7, 2018

    MLK's Grandchild Hosts Inspiring Group of Child Activists

    Martin Luther King Jr.’s granddaughter hosted an inspiring group of children who called on their peers Saturday to follow the civil rights leader’s example and engage in community outreach. Three days after the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination, about 200 people gathered at an Atlanta event hosted by Yolanda Renee King, 9, and Maryn Rippy, 7, the great-granddaughter of King’s...

  • Donald Trump Oct 26, 2017

    Trump Signs $36.5 Billion Emergency Aid Bill to Help Puerto Rico, Flood Insurance

    President Donald Trump signed a $36.5 billion emergency aid measure on Thursday to refill disaster accounts, provide a cash infusion to Puerto Rico and bail out the federal flood insurance program. The president signed the bill after the Senate sent him the measure earlier this week to help Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico after a devastating string of hurricanes. The...

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2017

    Senate Passes $36.5B Disaster Aid Bill; Trump Signature Next

    The Senate passed a $36.5 billion emergency aid measure Tuesday to refill disaster accounts, provide a much-needed cash infusion to Puerto Rico, and bail out the federal flood insurance program. The 82-17 vote sends the measure to the White House, where President Donald Trump is sure to sign it.

  • Singer Aug 14, 2017

    Bruno Mars Donates $1M From Concert to Flint Water Crisis

    The Grammy-winning star told the audience at his show in Auburn Hills, about 30 miles from Detroit, that he and tour promoter Live Nation are redirecting funds from the show to the charity The Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

  • NBC Jun 28, 2017

    Alleged Flint Airport Stabber Denied Bond

    A judge on Wednesday ordered a Canadian man to remain in jail while he faces a charge of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, Michigan, in a possible act of terrorism. Amor Ftouhi, 49, didn’t object to the government’s request that he be denied bond, a week after authorities say he stabbed Lt. Jeff Neville in the neck. Ftouhi,...

  • NBC Jun 23, 2017

    Flint Airport Stabbing Suspect Worked as Caretaker: Landlord

    he man charged with stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport in a possible act of terrorism was a part-time caretaker at the Montreal apartment building where he lived and had once studied to sell insurance, people who knew him said Thursday. Amor Ftouhi kept the building stairwells clean and always paid his rent on time, his landlord told...

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