Earley, Ambrose, last two Flint emergency managers, indicted on felony charges in water crisis
Dec20

Earley, Ambrose, last two Flint emergency managers, indicted on felony charges in water crisis

By Jan Worth-Nelson Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced charges against four more people involved in the Flint water crisis:  former state-appointed emergency managers Darnell Earley and Jerry Ambrose;  and two former City of Flint employees Howard Croft, the City of Flint’s former public works director; and Daugherty Johnson, the city’s former utilities director in the Department of Public Works....

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Village Life snapshots: Not everything is gloomy in Flint Town
Dec18

Village Life snapshots: Not everything is gloomy in Flint Town

  It’s been a rough year but there are so many moments of cheer available, even in Flint.  Take for instance the annual Santa Run (three photos pictured here) and the much beloved Tuba Christmas at the Flint Farmers’ Market last weekend.  Wonderful reprieves from worry and bad news.   Photos by Jan...

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Community trust an issue in water crisis recovery, Kildee, Nelson assert
Dec17

Community trust an issue in water crisis recovery, Kildee, Nelson assert

By Jan Worth-Nelson  To Flint City Council President Kerry Nelson, one of the biggest challenges following approval of $170 million in federal funds for water crisis response in Flint is healing the community’s doubts about its public servants. Nelson voiced appreciation for how Senators Peters, Stabenow and Kildee “rolled up their sleeves and went to fight for Flint.”  He also noted the bipartisan nature of the act...

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Follow up:  state official reacts to local call for more aid, recalls early federal reluctance
Dec17

Follow up: state official reacts to local call for more aid, recalls early federal reluctance

By Jan Worth-Nelson Contacted after Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and the city’s congressional delegation called for the State of Michigan to contribute more to the city’s water crisis recovery efforts, Richard Baird, senior advisor to Governor Rick Snyder and “transformation manager,” a familiar face and voice in Flint since early this year, had an answer of his own. Baird, a Flint native who has called himself...

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U.S. House Committee closes investigation of Flint water crisis
Dec16

U.S. House Committee closes investigation of Flint water crisis

The investigation of the Flint water crisis in Washington D.C. has been closed. Here’s Congressman Kildee’s response. Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on Flint Congressional Hearings Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, under Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03), closed its investigation into the Flint water crisis before the...

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