It is unbelievable that the residents of Flint, Michigan are still dealing with the effects of an extreme water crisis and no permanent solution has been put in place to help the thousands of residents who continue to be without access to clean and safe water. After a ridiculous amount of time has passed since […]
Millions of dollars are heading to Flint, now that Congress has finally agreed to funnel funds into the city.
Despite authorities' claims that filtered water is safe for human consumption, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says that some homes' faucets do not fit the filters, and therefore bottled water is still needed for many.
According to reports, Barack Obama is considering becoming the co-owner of an NBA franchise.
The Virginia Tech - Flint Water Study team claims results from recent testing of a water flushing program are promising. The primary source of Flint's water is now coming from the Detroit-based Great Lakes Water Authority.
Attorneys for the NAACP filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of the residents and businesses affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The suit filed on Thursday in U.S. District Court says the individuals tasked to evaluate the water quality failed to test and treat the water, leading to contamination. Ten people are named […]
@kwellscomm PraiseIndy.com Wednesday News The trial for a former IPS counselor accused of having sex with students is being delayed. Shana Taylor was charged in February with child seduction. Taylor’s trial was supposed to start today, but it was moved to July 5 after her attorney asked for a new date, citing outstanding evidence. Former Park Tudor […]
Google recently announced they will distribute $250,000 in Google.org grants to fund initiatives that will help Flint, Michigan recover from its water crisis. Google will allocate $150,000 to teams from the University of Michigan, which will work towards creating a data platform to help local leaders and the government with making effective decisions and provide Flint […]
In an effort to assuage fears and instill hope, President Barack Obama on Wednesday visited the beleaguered city of Flint, Michigan amid a towering crisis involving lead in the city’s water supply. He also toured a food bank, participated in a roundtable discussion about the lead-contaminated water crisis, met with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor […]
At the height of Flint’s water crisis, nearly 9,000 children had been exposed to lead from drinking contaminated water. Mayor Karen Weaver reported an estimated 5,000 homes were in need of lead pipe replacements. President Barack Obama signed an emergency disaster declaration in January, ordering federal aid in conjunction with volunteer efforts on the ground, but it was only set […]
According to Richard Baird, an advisor for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, the city of Flint might be $28 million short in funds to remove the old lead-contaminated water lines. On Friday, Baird said the budget has risen from $27 million to $55 million. “Where we have lead lines or other non-lead lines that are unsafe, they […]
During the visit Wednesday, Obama will tour a food bank, take part in a roundtable discussion about the lead-contaminated water crisis, meet with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, and speak to an estimated 1,000 people at Flint Northwestern High School, the report says.