Miss Michigan has arrived, and Michigan government officials can suck it. On Sunday evening, Emily Sioma used her two seconds of airtime in her Miss America Pageant introduction to remind America that even years after it was revealed that an entire city put up to 12,000 children at risk of developmental brain damage…
Nearly four years after the lead-contaminated water began flowing into the homes of residents of Flint, Michigan, the community is still assessing the long-term impact of the damage.
The New York Times sent photographer Jessica Dimmock and reporter Julie Bosman to join students from Northwestern High School as they traveled from their hometown of Flint, Michigan, for a dreamy night on a Detroit riverboat.
A Flint, Michigan official has resigned after an audio recording surfaced of him blaming residents for their undrinkable water. On the recording, which was posted online, official Phil Stair can be heard bemoaning “n—-ers [who] don’t pay their bills.”
We did not spend long talking to the women of Flint, Michigan, at the Women’s March on Washington, because our conversation kept being interrupted: they were, simply, too popular with attendees who kept coming over to offer hugs and take photos.
On Friday, congressional Republicans quietly terminated a year-long investigation into Flint, Michigan’s water crisis, which had done little more than summarize previous findings in the first place.
A federal judge ordered Thursday that residents of Flint, MI will be delivered shipments of bottled water more than two years after the crisis that left nearly all of the public water sources undrinkable and contaminated with lead.
Early in January 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency in Flint, soon followed by President Barack Obama declaring the high levels of lead in Flint’s water sources a federal emergency. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Inspector General Arthur Elkins is now saying that Flint’s citizens…
Donald Trump, a dry creek bed mysteriously studded with dog turds, visited Flint, Michigan on Wednesday, stopping by a local church where he was supposed to express some kind of sympathy for the city’s ongoing, disastrous water crisis. Instead, he complained about Hillary Clinton until the pastor asked him to cut it…
Michigan’s Attorney General has filed criminal charges against six more city officials in the Flint water crisis, some of the most serious among them being conspiracy to knowingly withhold information from the public about the severity of the contamination. This brings the number of people charged so far to nine.
We all know President Barack Obama is good with kids, but my god, is this man is trying to kill me with his unmatched adorableness when interacting with our nation’s youth?
President Barack Obama fulfilled his promise to 8-year-old activist, Mari Copeny (a.k.a Little Miss Flint) by visiting Flint on Wednesday and their encounter—captured by White House photographer Pete Souza—will leave wishing that U.S. presidents could legally serve a third term:
President Obama will make his long-awaited visit to Flint, Michigan to discuss the community’s water crisis next week, following a request from 8-year-old activist Mari Copeny, a.k.a Little Miss Flint.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, one of the primary villains in the Flint water crisis, says he’ll drink the city’s filtered tap water for the next month to prove it’s safe—now.
The Flint water crisis just gets worse and worse. This week, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is using taxpayer money to pay lawyers nearly twice his state’s average to save his ass. This is the same man who sacrificed a whole city’s well-being and tried to delay installing new pipes in Flint to due to cost concerns.…
On Wednesday, 30 schools were ordered to shut off their drinking fountains, after elevated levels of lead were detected. The lead is reportedly coming from within the schools, not the Newark Water Department’s source water.
As the water crisis in Flint, Michigan continues to unfold, revealing a pattern of corruption and callousness for the city’s residents, other communities around the nation struggle with the lasting effects of lead and uranium poisoning.
New information about the Flint disaster keeps coming: the Detroit Free Press reports that two top legal aides to Governor Rick Snyder issued a warning in October 2014—a full year before Snyder’s public disclosure of the public health crisis—that Flint’s water supply needed to be switched back Detroit’s source before…
In Flint, Michigan, Erin Brockovich has joined the cavalry: the famed environmental activist is bringing her talents to the Mitten. She’ll be helping lawyers organize a class action suit for the embattled residents.