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Health chief: Ebola distracted from Genesee County Legionnaire’s outbreak  
April 26, 2016

he state’s health director says an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in Genesee County did not get the attention it deserved from his agency. He says it was partially due to the department’s focus on a different health threat that never materialized.

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Snyder heading to Europe  
April 22, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder leaves tomorrow on seven-day trip to Europe. The goal is to strengthen trade relationships and attract business investment to Michigan.

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Governor Snyder addresses public on criminal investigation  
April 20, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder addressed Wednesday’s announcement on criminal charges in the Flint water crisis in an afternoon press conference.  He called investigations into wrongdoing in Flint “critically important”.

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Criminal charges filed related to Flint water  
April 20, 2016

Two state water quality experts and a Flint utility official face criminal charges related to the Flint water crisis.

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Snyder suffers “permanent” political damage from Flint  
April 18, 2016

A Michigan State University pollster says new poll numbers suggest Governor Snyder has suffered “some permanent” damage from the Flint Water Crisis.

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Snyder drinks filtered Flint water  
April 18, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder says he plans to drink filtered Flint tap water for the next 30 days.

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Democrats look to block spending on Snyder attorneys  
April 18, 2016

Democrats at the state Capitol say they plan to put up a fight over spending on criminal defense attorneys for Governor Rick Snyder. Those lawyers are defending him against legal troubles arising from the Flint water crisis.

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Flint pediatrician asks Congress for money, programs  
April 13, 2016

Michigan health and environmental department chiefs were in Washington Wednesday to explain the state’s response to the Flint water crisis to members of Congress.

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Genesee County reports three additional cases of Legionnaires’ Disease  
April 11, 2016

Three additional cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been identified in Genesee by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

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Flint residents will be asked to help flush water system  
April 8, 2016

A group of experts says Flint’s water is improving, but the next step is to persuade city residents to help flush the system. The findings were presented at a task force meeting presided over by Governor Rick Snyder, who said he’s glad to see progress is being made in the city’s lead contamination crisis.

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MI Supreme Court to decide challenge to EM’s authority  
April 6, 2016

The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments today (Wed.) in a case that could set some parameters on state-appointed emergency managers’ authority to change public employee contracts.

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2-million dollars in micro-loans made available to Flint businesses  
April 4, 2016

2-million dollars in micro-loans are being made available to small businesses hoping to start or grow in Flint.

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Flint getting ready to sue state, DEQ  
April 1, 2016

Flint officials have filed an official notice that a lawsuit against the state is in the works.

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Pluta on Politics: Flint water, LGBT student guidelines and more  
April 1, 2016

Each Friday, the Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta joins us to discuss politics. This week, he chats with Mike Horace about the Flint water crisis and some newly proposed guidelines for supporting LGBT students. We also ask what it means to leave the state legislature, either through resignation or expulsion. The answer is not as clear as you may think.

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Pew Analysis: Michigan Emergency Manager Law needs to be reworked  
March 31, 2016

The Pew Charitable Trusts has released an analysis recommending a re-evaluation of Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law.

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Group asks court to order trial in emergency manager law challenge  
March 31, 2016

A group challenging Michigan’s emergency manager law is asking a federal appeals court in Cincinnati to order a trial in the case.

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Legislative committee hears from Flint on water crisis  
March 30, 2016

A legislative committee headed to Flint today to hear from local officials and residents about the city’s water crisis. There were some angry and emotional moments with people standing up and yelling from the audience. A mother called it poisoning by state policy.

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Legislative committee takes hearing to Flint  
March 29, 2016

A legislative committee heads to Flint tomorrow (Tue.) to hear from local officials and residents about the city’s water crisis.

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Snyder recall campaign to begin gathering names  
March 28, 2016

The campaign to recall Governor Rick Snyder over his handling of the Flint water crisis plans to begin gathering signatures on Sunday. Organizers say they’ll start gathering names following Easter church services in Flint and Detroit. That’s after a state board approved the petition forms last month.

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State task force member speaks about Flint water crisis  
March 23, 2016

A task force appointed by the Governor has laid most of the blame for the Flint water crisis on bad decisions by state departments like the Department of Environmental Quality. Task force member Chris Kolb says the D-E-Q completely missed the boat when it allowed Flint not to use corrosion control for its drinking water. The report also criticized the state’s emergency manager law, because it allowed non-elected officials to ignore public complaints about the water.

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State task force puts responsibility for Flint water crisis on Michigan environmental officials  
March 23, 2016

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has repeatedly claimed that Flint’s lead contaminated water crisis was caused by all levels of government. But today, a task force that he appointed called those claims “inappropriate official public relations efforts.”

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Democrats on Flint committee want former EMs, Snyder to testify  
March 22, 2016

A joint legislative committee looking into the Flint water crisis was told today that state environmental watchdogs failed to follow federal clean water rules. The state auditor general says the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality mis-interpreted a rule that’s supposed to ensure lead doesn’t seep into drinking water. The Republican chair of the committee says he wants to question DEQ officials.

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Kildee discusses Flint water hearings  
March 17, 2016

Congressional hearings on the Flint water crisis resume in Washington Thursday. Governor Rick Snyder and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy are both expected to testify.

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Snyder, McCarthy to testify on Flint  
March 17, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy are about to go on hot seat as they take their turn in front of a congressional panel looking into the Flint water crisis.

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Lead testing event for Flint dogs scheduled for Saturday  
March 16, 2016

This weekend, close to 200 dogs are expected to be tested for lead poisoning in Flint. Pets are a lot like us, and they too can be affected by lead poisoning. Vets say much like humans, lead poisoning in dogs can affect their brain, internal organs and nervous system.

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Harsh words at congressional Flint hearing  
March 15, 2016

There were sharp words and accusations today that key officials were negligent as they allowed the water crisis in Flint to fester. The US House Oversight Committee held a hearing in Washington on the crisis.

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State lawmakers open hearings on Flint water crisis  
March 15, 2016

State lawmakers have kicked off legislative hearings on the Flint water crisis. The first in a series of hearings at the state Capitol began the same day a congressional committee continued its hearings in Washington D.C.

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Panel to consider taxpayer money for Snyder Flint legal fees on Tuesday  
March 14, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder’s state-funded legal contracts related to his involvement in the Flint water crisis go before a state board tomorrow (Tue.).

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State officials warn of Legionnaires risk in Flint  
March 14, 2016

State health officials have issued a warning to residents of Genesee county about an increased risk of legionnaires disease as Spring brings warmer temperatures.

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Group files complaint against Snyder over state-paid legal defense  
March 14, 2016

A group has filed a complaint against Gov. Rick Snyder for asking the state to cover his legal defense costs related to the Flint water crisis.

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State legislative hearings on Flint to begin next week  
March 10, 2016

The state Legislature will kick off hearings on the Flint water crisis next week.

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Genesee County Health Department tests children and babies for lead  
March 9, 2016

The Genesee County Health Department has scheduled what officials call a massive lead screening event this month. The county is working in partnership with state health officials. The event is a part of an ongoing effort to have all children (and babies) within Flint tested for lead poisoning by April 1st.

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Snyder asks for $1.2 million to cover legal expenses  
March 9, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder is asking for one-point-two million dollars to pay for outside legal counsel to help with the administration’s response to the Flint water crisis. Ari Adler is the governor’s communications director. He says there’s a lot of requests to process – more than can be handed by state employees — from state and federal investigators, as well as plaintiffs’ attorneys.

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Flint WaterWorks to employ Flint youth  
March 8, 2016

A program with a dual purpose, to both employ Flint youth and help get resources to Flint residents was announced this weekend by Mayor Karen Weaver.

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“I’m not resigning. I’m going to fix it,” says Snyder amid growing calls to step down
March 7, 2016

Gov. Rick Snyder is holding firm to his vow to stay in office amid growing calls for his resignation.

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Congressional delegation makes stop in Flint  
March 7, 2016

Today, a delegation of members of Congress went to Flint to listen to the grievances of local residents. More than 100 people showed up to tell their stories, and attempt to be heard at the national level. The overarching theme for the event, as Nancy Pelosi addressed a church full of Flint residents, was looking forward.

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Kildee Interview  
March 4, 2016

More than two dozen members of Congress visited Flint on Friday, to learn more about that city’s water contamination crisis. Before the visit, he spoke with CMU Public Radio’s Mike Horace about Flint’s water woes, and his hopes for the congressional visit.

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Snyder appeals federal denial of Flint aid, Medicaid extended to water crisis victims  
March 3, 2016

The federal government has approved expanding Medicaid for kids and pregnant women affected by Flint’s water crisis.

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Top Democrat in state House calls on Gov. Snyder to resign over Flint water  
March 2, 2016

The top Democrat in the state House is calling on Governor Rick Snyder to resign.

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Event to teach Flint residents to garden under threat of lead contamination 
February 29, 2016

An open house event in Flint will educate people on how to safely grow vegetables with lead contaminated water.

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Bernie Sanders visits Flint  
March 2, 2016

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders brought his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president to Flint today (Thu.).

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State lawmakers create committee to look into Flint crisis, send $30M to Snyder  
February 23, 2016

State lawmakers will hold hearings on the Flint water crisis and the state’s response.

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Snyder faces second recall petition, this time over handling of Flint water crisis  
February 22, 2016

A state elections board has approved language for another petition seeking to recall Gov. Rick Snyder.

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$30 million for Flint water bills clears state House  
February 19, 2016

The state House has approved another emergency spending bill to help address the Flint water crisis. The legislation would set aside $30 million to help Flint with unpaid water bills. The Senate is expected to send the bill to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk early next week.

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Flint to start removing lead pipes next week 
February 18, 2016

Next week, the city of Flint will start removing lead service lines. Decaying pipes have been leaching lead into the city’s drinking water.

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MI House poised to adopt funds to help Flint with water bills 
February 18, 2016

The state House is expected to vote tomorrow (Thu.) to spend 30 (m) million dollars to help Flint residents with their water bills. The budget measure was adopted and sent to the House floor by the GOP-controlled House appropriations committee. But not without attempts by Democrats to add money to forgive all of Flint residents’ water bills, instead of just 65 percent.

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Flint water rates were highest in nation during lead crisis  
February 18, 2016

Flint residents were paying the highest water prices in the nation – all while that water was undrinkable due to lead contamination. A national study looked at 500 water systems throughout the country.

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Governor: EPA failures played big role in Flint water crisis  
February 17, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder says the federal government has not been held fully accountable for its role in the Flint water crisis.

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Snyder, Earley expected to testify before Congress  
February 16, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder is among the witnesses expected to testify next month before a congressional committee looking into the Flint water crisis. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is planning to hold a second hearing on Capitol Hill regarding the Flint water crisis.

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Dems hope Flint crisis will bring attention to other water issues, offer fracking bills  
February 11, 2016

A group of state House Democrats hopes the crisis in Flint will help bring attention to other issues they say threaten clean water in Michigan.

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Experts say it would take 128 full time workers to replace Flint’s lead service lines in a year  
February 10, 2016

Experts in Lansing say to replace the 15,000 lead service lines in Flint in a year would take the work of 32 full time crews.

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Schuette, investigator: Flint inquiry could lead to manslaughter charges  
February 9, 2016

The lawyer in charge of state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s investigation into the Flint water crisis says some people may be charged with serious crimes before it’s all over.

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State board approves one Snyder recall petition, rejects nine others  
February 9, 2016

A state elections board has approved one petition that seeks to recall Governor Rick Snyder, but rejected several others. The rejected petitions include efforts to remove the governor for his handling of the Flint water crisis. The rejected petitions were mostly due to spelling and grammar errors that could have made the drives susceptible to a legal challenge.

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DEQ official fired for not cooperating with Flint inquiry 
February 8, 2016

A top official with the state Department of Environmental Quality has been fired as part of the fallout of the Flint water crisis.

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Senate adopts emergency budget bill to help Flint residents with water bills 
February 4, 2016

The Michigan Senate has adopted a 30 (m) million emergency spending measure to help Flint residents with their water bills. 

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Former Flint Emergency Manager fails to appear before Congress 
February 3, 2016

Former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley failed to appear before Congress for a hearing on Flint’s lead contaminated drinking water this morning (Wed).

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Flint hearing on contaminated water 
February 3, 2016

Eleanor Holmes Norton is the U-S House Delegate from Washington D-C. She says she wants to see immediate action to help lower lead levels in Flint’s water.

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Attorney General warns against Flint water scams 
February 3, 2016

The Michigan Attorney General Tuesday issued a warning to Flint residents those hoping to donate about the possibility of scams.

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Democrats renew calls for legislative hearings on Flint water crisis 
February 1, 2016

Democrats in the state Legislature say lawmakers should get an opportunity to question people under oath about the Flint water crisis. They’ve introduced a resolution that would give a state Senate panel subpoena power to investigate the situation.

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$28M emergency spending bill for Flint heads to Gov. Snyder’s desk 
January 29, 2016

State lawmakers have unanimously approved $28 million to help aid the drinking water contamination crisis in Flint. House Bill 5220 now goes to Gov. Rick Snyder, who requested the emergency spending bill last week during his State of the State Address.

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More questions for EPA on Flint 
January 28, 2016

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says his committee still has more questions for the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the water crisis in Flint. The chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee says more hearings are planned with officials from the EPA, while a different subcommittee will question state officials.

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$28M emergency funding for Flint nears vote in state Senate 
January 27, 2016

The state Senate could vote as soon as Thursday on emergency funding to help address Flint’s water crisis. A state Senate panel unanimously approved the $28 million on Wednesday, as well as a provision meant to guarantee all Flint kids age zero to three have access to free developmental screenings paid for by the state.

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Snyder scrubs Mid-East trip to focus on Flint water fix
January 26, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder has cancelled plans to make a business development trip to the Middle East so he can remain in Michigan and focus on the Flint water crisis.

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Walmart donates bottled water to Flint schools
January 26, 2016

Walmart announced today it will donate 176 truckloads of bottled water to help school children in Flint. The goal is to provide the students with drinkable water until the end of 2016.

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Former prosecutor to lead Flint investigation
January 26, 2016

A former Wayne County assistant prosecutor will run a state investigation into Flint’s drinking water crisis. Todd Flood was introduced as the special counsel Monday.

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Attorney wants Gov. Snyder’s Flint emails going back to 2011
January 25, 2016

An attorney who’s suing the state over its handling of the Flint water crisis is after a wide array of electronic communications from state officials. Michael Pitt says that includes all of Gov. Rick Snyder’s e-mails about Flint going back to 2011

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White House opens inquiry into EPA over Flint, Snyder asked to testify in Congress 
January 21, 2016

President Obama has ordered an inquiry into how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) handles information that could affect the public health.

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Scientists hunt link between Legionella and Flint water 
January 21, 2016

Michigan scientists said it’s early, but as of now, there isn’t enough evidence to confirm or deny any possible link between the rise in Legionnaires Disease in Genesee county and the water crisis in Flint.

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Emails: Snyder knew about Flint water in September
January 21, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder has released a trove of emails both to and from him regarding Flint and the city’s water crisis. The emails show the governor was informed in September about the possibility of lead contamination of Flint’s water.

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Snyder appeals Obama denial of Flint disaster declaration as House approves $28M
January 20, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder is asking the Obama Administration to change its mind and declare a major disaster in Flint.

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Snyder says Flint will be fixed 
January 20, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder devoted most of Tuesday’s State of the State speech to the Flint water crisis. He promised to fix the problems that started while the city was under state emergency management. And he promised to do a better job of helping the public understand what went wrong.

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Flint crisis expected to dominate State of the State 
January 19, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder will deliver his sixth State of the State address tomorrow (Tue.) night. He will outline his priorities for 2016. It’s expected plans to address the Flint water crisis will dominate the speech.

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Dems call on Snyder to push transparency measures ahead of State of the State   
January 19, 2016

Flint’s water crisis is expected to be the focus of Governor Rick Snyder’s State of the State speech tonight. Snyder will likely outline the next phase of his administration’s response to the crisis. Michigan Democrats are calling for him to also back transparency measures that would – among other things – subject his office and lawmakers to public information requests.

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White House: Snyder request for Flint aid will be answered “expeditiously”
January 17, 2016

The White House says Governor Rick Snyder can expect a response soon to his request for emergency assistance to help Flint with the water crisis. The governor made the request late yesterday.

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Experts in Flint work to help lead-exposed children
January 14, 2016

Hurley Children’s Hospital and Michigan State University are partnering in a pediatric public health initiative to provide support and services to children and families impacted by the water crisis.

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Flint protesters fill state Capitol
January 14, 2016

Hundreds of demonstrators marched on the state Capitol Thursday, to protest Governor Rick Snyder’s handling of the Flint water crisis, many called on him to resign.

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Snyder peppered with questions about Flint water as he tours Auto Show   
January 12, 2016

Gov. Rick Snyder found himself bombarded with questions about Flint’s water crisis as he toured the North American International Auto Show on Tuesday.

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Questions continue about when Governor Snyder learned of Flint water contamination
January 11, 2016

Snyder was in Flint today (Monday) to announce a joint city-state panel to address Flint’s water issues. But most of the questions centered on what did the governor know about Flint’s lead problem…and when.

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State stepping up home visits, education to deal with Flint water crisis
January 11, 2016

Five new centers have been set up in Flint to get water filters and testing kits to city residents. 

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Governor, Flint mayor meet to talk about water crisis, cooperation
January 11, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver met today to discuss the city’s water crisis, and the state’s role in solving a problem it helped create.

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Gov. Snyder and Flint mayor to meet Thursday about drinking water emergency
January 6, 2016

Gov. Rick Snyder and Flint Mayer Karen Weaver are set to meet on Thursday to discuss the city’s water emergency.  The meeting comes two days after Snyder declared a state of emergency in Genesee County due to high lead levels in tap water. 

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Governor Snyder declares state of emergency in Flint and Genesee County 
January 5, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency in Genesee County related to lead contamination of the city of Flint’s water supply.

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DNR Director Creagh to serve as interim environmental quality director  
December 30, 2015

Hurley Children’s Hospital and Michigan State University are partnering in a pediatric public health initiative to provide support and services to children and families impacted by the water crisis.

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MDEQ Director Wyant resigns over Flint water crisis, Snyder apologizes 
December 29, 2015

The head of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has resigned over the drinking water crisis in Flint.

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Snyder: State emergency declaration in Flint not needed
December 18, 2015

Hurley Children’s Hospital and Michigan State University are partnering in a pediatric public health initiative to provide support and services to children and families impacted by the water crisis.

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The federal government is helping out Flint — in the form of 28,000 liters of bottled water
December 15, 2015

The Federal Emergency Management Agency sent the water to Flint after the Michigan State Police learned that FEMA had a surplus of bottled water. The shipment was received on December 14.

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State releases first Flint blood-lead report
December 7, 2015

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday released its first report from blood lead testing in Flint. Since October first the state has tested 1,361 people, 30 have shown elevated blood-lead levels.

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Scientist who studied Flint water to speak at Hurley
December 1, 2015

Hurley Medical Center in Flint is hosting a talk with Dr. Marc Edwards, the scientist that helped expose the Flint lead crisis.

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Bills would establish water as a “human right” in Michigan
November 1, 2015

Democrats in the state Legislature want to establish water as a “human right” under state law. It’s part of a package of bills meant to address tap water contamination and mass water shutoffs in cities like Flint and Detroit.

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Governor’s office recommends school water be tested for lead
October 30, 2015

Governor Rick Snyder’s Office has recommended that all schools connected to a municipal source test their water for lead.

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Gov. Snyder creates task force to review Flint water crisis
October 21, 2015

The task force is made up of medical professionals, environmental experts, and a former Republican state lawmaker.

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Michigan DEQ admits to mistakes handling Flint water crisis
October 20, 2015

DEQ representatives said they mishandled the testing of Flint’s drinking water. They were holding the city to guidelines meant for a town with half of Flint’s population.

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Lawmakers quickly approve $9 million to help address Flint water crisis 
October 16, 2015

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill containing almost $10 million to help Flint resolve its water crisis. The bill moved swiftly through the state Legislature – winning unanimous support in both the state House and Senate.

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Legislature moving quickly on emergency funds for Flint water fix 
October 15, 2015

The Legislature is close to approving the state’s portion of the money to re-connect Flint to the Detroit water system, and eliminate lead from the city’s drinking water.

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Legislature likely to act on Flint water crisis this week 
October 12, 2015

State lawmakers hope to act quickly this week to help resolve Flint’s water problems. Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the Legislature to approve about $10 million to address the city’s water contamination crisis.

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Schuette dodges on state culpability in Flint, wants pot legalization on ballot  
October 12, 2015

Schuette refused to say whether he thinks the state is culpable for Flint’s water crisis.

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Snyder says state will help pay for Flint water fix  
October 9, 2015

Governor Rick Snyder says he supports a plan to re-connect Flint to the Detroit water system to help address a water contamination crisis in the city. He says the state will cover half the $12 million dollar cost.

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Tech panel to make recommendation on reconnecting Flint to Detroit water  
October 5, 2015

The state is convening a technical panel this week that’s supposed to come up with a plan to respond to the Flint drinking water emergency. The group is made up of state and federal environmental officials, as well as outside experts.

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Residents, ACLU ask EPA to take crisis action on Flint water 
October 1, 2015

The American Civil Liberties Union and some Flint residents are asking the federal government to step in to deal with the city’s water crisis. A complaint filed with the Environmental Protection Agency seeks an order for the city and the state to stop drawing water from the Flint River and re-connect with the Detroit water system.

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Studies show Flint drinking water contains dangerous levels of lead 
September 25, 2015

The city of Flint has issued a lead advisory for the drinking water of all city residents.
The announcement came on Friday, the same day that pediatricians from Hurley Medical Center held a press conference to discuss what they say are elevated levels of lead in Flint children under age five.

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Work begins on new water supply for Flint and Thumb  
June 11, 2015

Installation has begun on a pipeline intended to supply drinking water from Lake Huron to more than half a million people.

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Gov. Snyder declares Flint’s financial emergency over  
April 29, 2015

Gov. Rick Snyder says the city of Flint no longer faces a financial emergency. That means a state board will oversee the transition back to local control of the city’s finances.

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Flint pastors want the city’s water fixed  
April 10, 2015

A group of Flint pastors on Thursday called on the city and governor’s office to let Flint get its tap water again from Detroit. Nearly a year ago…Flint stopped getting water from Detroit and instead turned to the Flint River for its tap water. Since then there have been complaints about the appearance, taste, and even health and safety of Flint’s tap water.

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