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.
As society continues to deteriorate at an unprecedented rate, it’s nice to remember that there are people out there still willing to save us. Take, for example, 11-year-old Gitanjali Rao, who developed a device that can detect lead levels in water after becoming alarmed by the situation in Flint, Michigan.
Amid another historically terrible weekend, Bruno Mars is here with a badly-needed gesture of kindness, announcing during his Saturday night show in suburban Michigan that he’d be donating $1 million to the Flint water crisis.
Michigan Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office, the Detroit Free Press
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.”
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.
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.
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…
During a press conference on Tuesday, Karen Weaver, the mayor of Flint, announced that a $55 million pipe replacement program is scheduled to begin this month. Homes with pregnant women and children will get higher priority.
On Saturday, January 30, over 300 Michigan plumbers descended upon Flint to aid their local colleagues in ameliorating the current water crisis.
In a federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday, environmental activists are seeking an order that would force officials in Flint, Michigan to swap out all lead pipes in the city with safer replacements.