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#Flint: It’s Been Over 1,200 Days Since the City Had Clean Water

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The people of Flint, Mich., still do not have clean water in their taps, but what they do have is a three-and-a-half-year legacy of bureaucratic bullshit and red tape, lead poisoning, outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease, sick babies and children, and a whole lot of back-and-forth between the city and the state over who is going to fix the various problems related to the crisis and how.

Read “#Flint: An Update and a Reminder That It Has Been 1,196 Days Since the Mich. City Had Clean Drinking Water

#Flint: State Files Lawsuit After City Council Refuses to Approve Long Term Water Contract With Detroit

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The Flint City Council refused to approve a 30-year contract with Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) out of Detroit Monday, despite a mandatory deadline imposed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and on Wednesday the state responding by filing a lawsuit against the city, alleging the city is endangering public health as the ongoing saga of the lead-contaminated water continues.

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#Flint: Short-Term Extension on Water Service Approved by City Council

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Monday, June 26, was the deadline set by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Flint, Mich., City Council to either approve a 30-year contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority, provide an alternative long-term water solution or face legal action, and after a night of screaming matches between the public, council members and even Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, the council voted to extend the city’s contract with GLWA until September.

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#Flint – Short-Term Agreement to Extend Water Service From Detroit Will Cost $3.6 Million

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The Flint City Council is considering a new short-term contract to purchase water from the Great Lakes Water Authority out of Detroit, in an agreement that will come at a 4.7 percent price increase for the water used. The agreement is imperative in order for the city to continue to receive pre-treated water for its residents and businesses.

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6 Teens Charged in Facebook Video Beating Case

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Six teenagers in Flint, Mich., are charged as adults in connection with a Facebook video showing a 16-year-old being dragged from a home and beaten by multiple people on the front lawn of the house.

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#Flint: ‘NOVA’ Will Explore the Chemistry and Engineering Behind the Water Crisis

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The Public Broadcasting Service program NOVA, the most-watched science series on American television, will air an episode looking at the chemistry and engineering behind the three-year-old lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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