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Flint, Mich., Water Crisis: How Much Is Gov. Snyder Responsible?

Flint, Mich., Water Crisis: How Much Is Gov. Snyder Responsible?

We knew the Flint, Mich., water crisis had poisoned people—now the investigation has reached the point of manslaughter charges. Along with several others, Nick Lyon, director of the Michigan
#Flint: City Council Approves Short-Term Water Contract After Heated Arguments at Meeting

#Flint: City Council Approves Short-Term Water Contract After Heated Arguments at Meeting

Monday, June 26, was the deadline set by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Flint, Mich., City Council to either approve a 30-year contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority,
#Flint: State Files Lawsuit Against City After Council Refused to Approve Long-Term Water Contract With Detroit

#Flint: State Files Lawsuit Against City After Council Refused to Approve Long-Term Water Contract With Detroit

The Flint, Mich., City Council refused to approve a 30-year contract with Great Lakes Water Authority out of Detroit on Monday, despite a mandatory deadline imposed by the Michigan Department of
#Flint: US Health and Human Services Sends $15,000,000 in Aid to Help Families Impacted By Lead-Contamination

#Flint: US Health and Human Services Sends $15,000,000 in Aid to Help Families Impacted By Lead-Contamination

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that it was providing approximately $15 million in funding to help the Genesee County Healthy Start program provide health and
#Flint: An Update and a Reminder That It Has Been 1,196 Days Since the Mich. City Had Clean Drinking Water

#Flint: An Update and a Reminder That It Has Been 1,196 Days Since the Mich. City Had Clean Drinking Water

The people of Flint, Mich., still do not have clean water in their taps, but what they do have is a three-and-a-half-year legacy of bureaucratic bullshit and red tape, lead poisoning, outbreaks of
Heinz Family Foundation Honors Pediatrician Who Brought National Attention to Flint, Mich.’s Lead-Contaminated Water Crisis

Heinz Family Foundation Honors Pediatrician Who Brought National Attention to Flint, Mich.’s Lead-Contaminated Water Crisis

On Thursday, the Heinz Family Foundation honored pediatrician and public health advocate Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha by making her the recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award in the public policy category. The
Contaminated Flint, Mich., Water Resulted in Fewer Pregnancies, Higher Number of Fetal Deaths: Study

Contaminated Flint, Mich., Water Resulted in Fewer Pregnancies, Higher Number of Fetal Deaths: Study

Women who were exposed to the horrendously high levels of lead in their drinking water in Flint, Mich., suffered from fertility issues that led to fewer pregnancies and a higher number of fetal

Flint Water Caused Miscarriages; Rick Snyder Helped

A new paper came to a horrifying conclusion about the effect of lead-poisoned water on the fertility of Flint residents. Via the Washington Post: The fertility rate in Flint, Mich., dropped
6th State Executive Charged With Manslaughter in Flint, Mich., Water Crisis

6th State Executive Charged With Manslaughter in Flint, Mich., Water Crisis

A special prosecutor brought involuntary manslaughter charges against Michigan’s chief medical executive in relation to the Flint, Mich., water crisis on Monday. Read more...
#Flint: More Red Tape, but No Clean Water Yet. Judge Extends Deadline for Mich. City to Choose Water Source

#Flint: More Red Tape, but No Clean Water Yet. Judge Extends Deadline for Mich. City to Choose Water Source

It has been 1,277 days since the people of Flint, Mich., have had clean water in their pipes. In that time, they have continued to suffer the aftereffects of an extreme example of environmental
Flint Premieres on Lifetime This Saturday; Will It Show Us the Outcome of the Ongoing Water Crisis?

Flint Premieres on Lifetime This Saturday; Will It Show Us the Outcome of the Ongoing Water Crisis?

It has been 1,278 days since the residents of Flint, Mich., had clean water flowing through their pipes. The problem has still not been fully resolved, and government infighting between the city and
The Mayor of Beleaguered Flint Will Stay On After Surviving a Recall Vote

The Mayor of Beleaguered Flint Will Stay On After Surviving a Recall Vote

The Michigan suburb is still recovering from a lead-contamination crisis after switching to a cheaper water source
The Mayor of Beleaguered Flint Will Stay On After Surviving a Recall Vote

The Mayor of Beleaguered Flint Will Stay On After Surviving a Recall Vote

The Michigan suburb is still recovering from a lead-contamination crisis after switching to a cheaper water source

This Detroit duo is bringing “Street Lit” to television mainstream

Ashley Antoinette and JaQuavis Coleman grew up in Flint, Michigan dealing drugs. Now, they’re the youngest African-American writers to ever debut on the New York Times bestseller list. Outside of the
#Flint: 1,299 Days of No Clean Water, but State Advisory Committee Says ‘Nothing to Discuss’

#Flint: 1,299 Days of No Clean Water, but State Advisory Committee Says ‘Nothing to Discuss’

Tuesday marks day 1,299 that the people of Flint, Mich., have been without clean water. There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Meanwhile, the advisory committee appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick
#Flint: Federal Judge Orders City Council to Vote on Permanent Water Source by Tuesday Night

#Flint: Federal Judge Orders City Council to Vote on Permanent Water Source by Tuesday Night

As of Tuesday, the people of Flint, Mich., have been without clean water for 1,306 days. Infrastructure changes as the city’s pipes are replaced have resulted in residents being forced to continue to

Is Your Car Filled With Drugs? No, But the Line Worker Who Built It Might Be

The American automotive industry is facing a problem that has nothing to do with supplier relations or regulatory handicaps. Apparently, domestic auto workers are getting addicted to drugs at an
Watch: Little Miss Flint: ‘The President Is A Bully And A Liar’

Watch: Little Miss Flint: ‘The President Is A Bully And A Liar’

The Root spent a day with 10-year-old Mary Copeny, also known as Little Miss Flint, to discuss her activism and why she’s not going to rest until her hometown of Flint, Mich., has clean drinking
#Flint: 1,314 Days Into the Water Crisis, the City Now Has a Permanent Water Source

#Flint: 1,314 Days Into the Water Crisis, the City Now Has a Permanent Water Source

As of Wednesday, the people of Flint, Mich., have been without clean water for 1,314 days. At least one major hurdle has been passed, however: An agreement has been signed to give the city a permanent
#Flint: State May Reconsider Free Bottled Water Program

#Flint: State May Reconsider Free Bottled Water Program

Friday marks 1,323 since the people of Flint, Michigan have been without clean water. Although the water is reportedly testing below the federal action threshold, pipe replacement and infrastructure