Tests Show Lead Levels In Flint Drinking Water Are Declining

Jul 22, 2021

Flint continues to make progress in reducing lead in its drinking water.

EPA Chief Works To Rebuild Trust With Flint Residents

Jul 7, 2021
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The new administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency was in Flint Wednesday, in part to address the agency’s battered image in the community.

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Claressa Shields stunned the fight world, getting a third round TKO in her MMA debut last night. Also, the show addresses the press conference of Matt Schembechler, son of famed Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler, who detailed abuse by former doctor Robert Anderson. 

Lawyers Seeking 32% Of $641M Flint tainted Water Settlement

Mar 9, 2021
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Lawyers who negotiated a $641 million settlement for victims of Flint’s lead-contaminated water are asking a judge to set aside up to 32% for fees and expenses for years of work on the case.

If granted, the request would total $202 million in fees and $7 million in expenses for dozens of attorneys who made a deal with the state of Michigan, Flint, a hospital and an engineering firm, according to a court filing Monday.

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The owner of an oil processing company in Flint is accused of violating the Clean Water Act. 

Robert Massey faces a felony charge for allegedly telling employees to illegally dump contaminants into the city's sewer system.

Flint Water Settlement Borrowing Plan Approved By Lawmakers

Dec 16, 2020
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Michigan legislators on Wednesday finalized a plan to borrow $600 million to finance the state’s proposed settlement with the residents of Flint, whose water was contaminated with elevated levels of the neurotoxin lead.

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During his first State of the City Address on Tuesday night, Flint Mayor Sheldon Neely called attention to his efforts to address the impact of COVID-19 on city residents. 

Flint is nearing the end of its massive project to replace lead water service lines. Lead service lines have been replaced at 9,700 homes in the city, and fewer than 500 remain.

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This month, Michiganders saw delays in their mail largely due to changes made by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in recent months.

DeJoy says he made those changes, like removing equipment or decreasing overtime, as cost-cutting measures.

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State Attorney General Dana Nessel said Monday that lawmakers should revisit Michigan’s unique law that shields drugmakers from product liability lawsuits, saying it “absolutely” has affected her strategy to seek damages for the painkiller addiction epidemic.