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Love and Hip Hop star Stevie J helps distribute free bottled water to Flint residents

FLINT, MI­ — Love and Hip Hop reality show star, Stevie J and local promoters distributed water to Flint residents over the weekend to show support after state officials announced water distribution sites would close in Flint. “They stopped giving away water. We came up here and we bought 20 pallets of water and we’re […]

Gov. Snyder says no more bottled water for Flint

FLINT, MI — Gov. Rick Snyder has finally put an end to bottled water in Flint. In an April 6, 2018 press release, Snyder says the state will no longer support state-run water distribution sites known as PODS for Flint residents. “I have said all along that ensuring the quality of the water in Flint […]

No promises for Flint: State could pull more resources while city still works through water crisis

FLINT, MI — City officials say they still have no word from the state on whether Michigan will continue to support state-run water distribution sites for Flint residents. “Over the past few weeks, residents of Flint have been expressing their great anxiety over the potential end to the supply of bottled water and funding needed […]

Gov. Snyder “does not deserve to be vilified” over Flint’s water crisis, says top aide

FLINT, MI — Gov. Rick Snyder’s top aide told a Flint activist that he hasn’t “earned the right to disrespect” Snyder over Flint’s water crisis nor does Snyder “deserve to be vilified.” Rich Baird, Snyder’s top aide, sent a text message to Flint resident Arthur Woodson in February after Woodson commented to the Detroit News […]

Court rules that Flint water class-action lawsuits can move forward

Class-action Flint water contamination lawsuits can move forward after a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court gave the go-ahead for the suit by filed Flit residents pursuing civil rights claims against local and state officials for contaminating the city’s water supply. According to a March 19, 2018, Reuters’ article, “the justices left in place a […]

Water boil advisory lifted for downtown Flint buildings

FLINT, MI — The City of Flint Director of Public Works, Rob Bincsik, reported Friday that crews have completed repairs on a water main break that triggered a Precautionary Boil Filtered Water Advisory earlier this week for some water customers in downtown Flint. “The break has been fixed and we have received satisfactory results from samples collected showing the water is now […]

Flint officials issue water boil advisory alert for downtown buildings

FLINT, MI — Officials have issued boil advisory alerts for two downtown Flint buildings. According to a press release issued by Flint Spokeswoman Kristin Moore, crews are working on a water main break on that may impact the water quality at the Ferris Wheel Building and the Dryden Building on Saginaw Street. The break is […]

Special forum to focus on Flint pipe replacement program, water quality

FLINT, MI — Officials are set to hold a special forum focused on Mayor Karen Weaver’s FAST Start program and the Flint Water Quality Improvement program. The forum will be held Feb. 1, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Mott Community College Event Center at 1401 E. Court Street. Weaver along with the Director of […]

Snyder touts improving Flint water quality, economy during final State of the State

LANSING, MI – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said on Tuesday, Jan. 23 that the water quality in the city of Flint has improved dramatically over the past several months, citing test results that place the amount of lead in the city’s water at six parts per billion – a result that Snyder says is comparable […]

City of Flint issues water boil advisory alert for some residents

FLINT, MI  – Flint officials are advising residents living near Avon and East 8th Street to boil their water after a water main break in the area. “Officials are taking necessary steps to have (the) break repaired,” said a Dec. 24, 2017 press release issued by Flint Spokeswoman Kristin Moore. “However due to the circumstances, Flint’s […]