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Four remaining free bottled water stations will close in Flint, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Friday, more than two years after the state opened them in response to a man-made, lead-tainted drinking water crisis that threatened the health of its residents.

Hamilton Dam in Flint MI
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Crews are demolishing a nearly century-old dam as part of a broader project that's expected to change the landscape of the Flint River in downtown Flint.

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A former emergency manager for two Michigan school districts has been selected as interim superintendent of Flint's public schools after the school board removed the superintendent and two other senior officials.

City of Flint water tower
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Recent water tests at elementary schools in Flint have found an increase in samples showing lead levels above the federal action limit.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley's campaign director is turning down a $150,000 contract to help with Flint's economic development, saying doing both jobs would be a detriment to Flint and himself.

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Michigan environmental officials say a Flint school district hasn't allowed the state to flush lines or test water inside its buildings.

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In his first day as a candidate for governor, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley made criminal charges related to the Flint water crisis a campaign issue. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta tells us he was picking a fight with state Attorney General Bill Schuette, who is a rival for the Republican nomination.


City of Flint water tower
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The election of new City Council members might break an impasse and lead to a long-term deal over drinking water in Flint, Michigan. 

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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a spending bill that includes more money to prosecute members of his administration for their roles in the Flint water crisis. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, the 600 thousand dollars will go to state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office.


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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver has survived a recall attempt with over 54-percent of the city's voters electing to keep her as Mayor. 

City of Flint water tower
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The state of Michigan wants the mayor of Flint to sign a 30-year deal for water next week.

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The latest in a criminal case against Michigan’s health director, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak during the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint (all times local):

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Flint mayor Karen Weaver joined Brooke Allen for "Mondays with the Mayor." She gave her opinion about the city council's request for more time to study Flint's long-term water source options, the Lifetime movie on Flint and rerouting of the Flint river.


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The ranking Democrat on the US House Oversight Committee wants to subpoena Governor Rick Snyder.

As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, he’s looking for more answers on when the governor become aware of a fatal outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease. 


City of Flint water tower
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The City Council in Flint has voted to extend a short-term contract for drinking water after requesting more time to comply with a federal judge's order to choose a long-term water source. 

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