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Automotive supplier Lear Corp. has started production at a new $29 million plant on part of a massive former manufacturing site in Flint, Michigan.

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An ex-mayor who was ousted by voters in 2015 amid a lead-tainted water crisis in Flint has lost his bid for a seat in the Michigan House.

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Michigan mother is suing the city of Flint after a school resource officer handcuffed her 7-year-old son for about an hour during an afterschool program.

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A federal watchdog is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems in the wake of the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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New accounting figures show Michigan has spent nearly $25 million on attorneys handling cases involving the Flint lead-tainted water crisis.

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The crisis of lead getting into Flint’s water supply is the focus of a new book by freelance reporter Anna Clark. It’s called “The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy.”


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A judge is hearing key arguments in the most significant criminal case related to Flint's lead-contaminated water.

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Repairs have been completed to Thread Lake Dam in Flint after it was breached during flooding in February.

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A Michigan woman has been sentenced to 18 to 36 years in prison in the 2016 beating death of her 4-year-old son.

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A new state rule requires local water systems to get rid of all their lead service lines over the next 20 years.  

As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, these are the types of pipes that contributed to the Flint water crisis.   


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Michigan on Thursday began enforcing the nation's strictest rules for lead in drinking water, a plan that eventually will result in replacing all 500,000 lead service pipes statewide in the wake of the contamination of Flint's supply.

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Two Michigan parents are facing charges after one of their 4-year-old twin daughters shot and wounded herself with a loaded handgun she found in a toy closet.

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A Flint police officer faces a misdemeanor after his off-duty weapon accidentally fired into a gymnasium floor during a wrestling tournament at a Livingston County school.

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Flint officials say there are more damaged lead and galvanized water service lines buried than previously estimated as pipe replacement continues in the wake of the city's drinking water crisis.

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UPDATE: Saturday 8:00 p.m.: The city of Flint ended a citywide Boil Water Advisory due to a water main break and depressurization of the entire system. 

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