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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II at Headliners Barbershop in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Black voters in Detroit key for Biden, but are they engaged?

Sep. 22, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Wendy Caldwell-Liddell is tired of waiting for change in Detroit. The nation’s largest Black-majority city has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic and its ensuing economic fallout. More than 14,200 COVID-19 cases and 1,500 deaths have been confirmed in the city. So when the...

State officials want feedback from people on opioid crisis

Sep. 21, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state health department wants to hear how opioid problems have affected Michigan residents. Two online meetings are planned this week, one for the northern Lower Peninsula on Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and another for the Flint area and Thumb region on Friday, from 3:30...

Doyle-Ryder Elementary Principal Daphne Jackson, center, speaks with Flint mother Sharita Watson, 36, on her porch on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 as Flint Community Schools administrators, support staff and volunteers track down students who have not yet been able to fully connect with their teachers for remote classroom education. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)

Flint school district finds students missing virtual classes

Aug. 29, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Staff have been going door-to-door in a Michigan school district to track down students who have not been participating in online instruction. The Flint district has been able to find about 1,200 students in recent weeks, MLive.com reported. Earlier this month, groups of...

FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a proposed $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends. Officials announced the settlement Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, which must be approved by a federal judge.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Judge: Feds can be sued for failures in Flint water crisis

Aug. 26, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The federal government can be sued for negligence in the Flint water crisis, a judge said Wednesday, citing the failure of regulators to timely act as good Samaritans and blow the whistle on lead in the water supply. The decision comes days after the state of Michigan said it's willing to...

A view of Saginaw Avenue in downtown Flint, Mich, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a proposed $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends. Officials announced the settlement Thursday, which must be approved by a federal judge. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Whitmer: $600M Flint water deal a step toward making amends

Aug. 20, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents who were harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends for a disaster that upended life in the poor, majority-Black city, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday. State officials and lawyers for Flint...

FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a proposed $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends. Officials announced the settlement Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, which must be approved by a federal judge.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Source: Michigan reaches $600M deal in Flint water crisis

Aug. 20, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

Michigan will pay $600 million to compensate Flint residents whose health was damaged by lead-tainted drinking water after the city heeded state regulators’ advice not to treat it properly, an attorney involved in the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Details will be released later this...

FIL - In this March 21, 2016, file photo the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a proposed $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends. Officials announced the settlement Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, which must be approved by a federal judge. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Key moments in Flint, Michigan’s lead-tainted water crisis

Aug. 20, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The announcement of a $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and residents of Flint harmed by lead-tainted water is the latest development in a crisis that began in 2014 when the city began taking water from the Flint River without treating it properly. Here’s a look at...

Media reports: Michigan reaches $600 million agreement to pay Flint residents whose health was damaged by lead in water.

Aug. 19, 2020 10:05 PM EDT
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Media reports: Michigan reaches $600 million agreement to pay Flint residents whose health was damaged by lead in water.

Flint, business group settle lawsuit over boy's handcuffing

Aug. 18, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan city and a business group have agreed to pay $40,000 to settle a lawsuit over the handcuffing of a 7-year-old boy at an after-school program in 2015. The boy, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, had kicked a cart and was running on bleachers when Flint police...

17 arrested after child trafficking probe in Flint area

Aug. 15, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Seventeen people have been arrested following an investigation into child trafficking in the Flint area, a sheriff said. A rescue operation Friday located seven children ages 17 and under, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said. A law enforcement team over five months set up six...