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Today in History

Jan. 14, 2022 00:26 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2022. There are 351 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 14, 2013, Lance Armstrong ended a decade of denial by confessing to Oprah Winfrey during a videotaped...

Year later, Flint water criminal cases move slowly in court

Jan. 12, 2022 19:03 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An attorney for Michigan's former health director urged a judge Wednesday to dismiss involuntary manslaughter charges arising from the 2014-15 Flint water crisis, saying the criminal case would have a chilling effect on public employees at all levels of government. ...

Judge reaffirms review of documents in Flint water cases

Jan. 07, 2022 18:12 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Flint water investigation must stop using certain documents seized from state offices until an independent team reviews them for any violation of attorney-client privilege. Genesee County Judge Elizabeth Kelly on Friday turned down a request...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 29, 2021 09:02 AM EST

Detroit News. Nov. 25, 2021. Editorial: Whitmer, stay firm on avoiding mandates Much like last holiday season, Michigan is getting slammed with a wave of COVID-19 infections. While this is discouraging, we’re pleased to see that Gov. Gretchen...

Whitmer seeks federal funds to convert I-375 to boulevard

Nov. 24, 2021 16:11 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday asked the Biden administration for federal funding to replace Interstate 375, a 1-mile depressed freeway in Detroit that was built by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago. The state wants to convert the...

Judge OKs $626 million settlement in Flint water litigation

Nov. 10, 2021 19:20 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Wednesday approved a $626 million deal to settle lawsuits filed by Flint residents who found their tap water contaminated by lead following disastrous decisions to switch the city's water source and a failure to swiftly acknowledge the problem. ...

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

Nov. 10, 2021 18:21 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge’s approval Wednesday of a $626 million settlement for Flint residents and others who were exposed to lead-contaminated water is the latest development in the crisis that started in 2014. That was when the city began taking water from the Flint River...

Michigan House leader wants earlier elections to fill seats

Nov. 09, 2021 16:14 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Michigan House urged Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to immediately schedule special elections to fill what will be four open seats in the chamber, which would be the most vacancies in at least 30 years. Whitmer, a Democrat, is...

Emails show officials sniping amid 2nd Michigan lead crisis

Nov. 08, 2021 17:56 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After a Michigan official emailed the head of Benton Harbor’s drinking water system in June 2019 about the impoverished city's failure to hit targets for treating corroded lead pipes, the local leader snapped back: “I have no time for this.” ...

Michigan to pay $300K to only staffer fired over Flint water

Nov. 05, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The state of Michigan said Friday it agreed pay $300,000 to settle wrongful discharge claims by the only employee who was fired as a result of lead-contaminated water in Flint. The deal with Liane Shekter Smith, who was head of the state’s drinking...