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#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 Legionnaires’ disease, sick babies and children, and a whole lot of back-and-forth between the city and the state over who…

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 Department of Health and Human Services, was charged June 14 with misconduct in office and involuntary manslaughter for his role…

Mich. Health Director, 4 Other Officials Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter for Their Roles in Flint’s Water Crisis

Six current and former Michigan and Flint officials—including Michigan Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon—were slapped with criminal charges Wednesday for their roles in the city’s water crisis, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has confirmed. The tainted water has been suspected to be the cause of an…

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#Flint: As Mich. Gov. Snyder Signs $100,000,000 in Aid Into Law, Residents Warned Water Filters Harbor Bacteria

It has been more than three years since the residents of Flint, Mich., have had clean water. The city had to jump through hoops to get the $100 million in federal aid promised to it, and now residents are being told to run the water in their faucets longer to cut down on bacteria growth in the state-supplied water…