Flint Beat is here to empower, impact and inform our community. Make a donation today!


Your contribution is appreciated.

Flint water crisis

Flint is set to complete connection to backup water pipeline

Flint, MI– The City of Flint will be connecting to a recently completed secondary pipeline to be used in case of emergency if the city has an issue with Flint’s primary pipeline. But when that will happen has not been announced. Flint’s Director of Communications Melissa Brown said the City will begin testing the system…

Congress approves $5 million to continue funding Flint Registry

Flint, MI— Congress approved legislation July 30 that would provide $5 million to the Flint Registry. The Flint Registry is a community project that promotes health and wellness programs for those exposed to lead-poisoned water between 2014 and 2015 at addresses serviced by the Flint water system. Director of the MSU-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public…

McLaren may reduce contribution to Flint water settlement

Flint, MI– McLaren Regional Medical Center may be reducing their contributions to the $641.25 million Flint water lawsuit settlement nearly a year after joining. The State of Michigan announced the settlement in August of last year. In November of last year, the City of Flint, Rowe Engineering, and McLaren Hospital joined the agreement which would…

Flint residents have three days left to sign up for free service line replacement

Flint, MI– The deadline to sign up for the City of Flint’s Service Line Replacement program is this Friday, July 23.  The program is free, but you must sign up for it. You can sign up by calling 810-410-1132, emailing, or by visiting the city’s website. You can also sign up by mail, at…

‘You’ve already crushed me’: Flint residents protest attorney fees in water lawsuit

Flint, MI—Pastor Alfred Harris was among several protestors speaking out against the money attorneys stand to make from the $641.25 million Flint water crisis lawsuit settlement. “You’ve already crushed me, you’ve already disrespected me, you’ve already killed me, and now you want me to pay the people who murdered me,” he said. Harris joined protestors…