Flint News

Lawmakers push to change statute of limitations for Flint water crisis investigation

Two Flint legislators are pushing to change the statute of limitations for misconduct in office by a public officer in Michigan before time runs out for Flint water prosecutors.

State Rep. John Cherry and Sen. Jim Ananich, both Flint Democrats, testified Tuesday, Jan. 14, before the House Judiciary Committee on proposed legislation to change the statute of limitations from six to 10 years for misconduct, an extension that would give the Michigan Department of Attorney General more time to file the felony charge against government officials in cases related to the water crisis. read more

187 million gallons of partially-treated sewage spilled into Flint, Saginaw rivers last weekend

FLINT – Heavy rains pushed more than 187 million gallons of partially-treated sewage into the Flint and Saginaw rivers last weekend, according to updated reports filed by wastewater officials in Flint, Saginaw and Bay City.

The discharges, treated with disinfection and some settling, were also heavily diluted by rain and melted snow, according to reports filed by the three cities with the state Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

FDA looking for microbes and ‘filth’ in Flint bottled water


Bottled water that was distributed in Flint just days before Christmas will be tested for “microbial quality and filth," the U.S. Food & Drug administration says. read more

Flint's receiving $2.5M in public safety and recreation grants


The grants range from addressing environmental issues, like planting trees, to maintaining the city’s parks and processing sexual assault kits. read more

UM-Flint receives $600,000 grant for courses on global society


The grant will be used to develop and teach new humanities-focused first-year classes that ask students to ponder their place in a globalizing world. read more

Flint mayor frustrated with no legal resolution for water crisis


 Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley says he is frustrated that no one has been held accountable for the water crisis.

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Case dismissed against last Flint water crisis defendant


Liane Shekter-Smith sat quietly in court as the Michigan Solicitor General railed against the plea deal that was about to lead to the dismissal of the case against her. read more

Expect update on Flint water crisis prosecutions in early 2020


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she’s expecting “some announcements at the beginning of the year” about a criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis. read more

Flint Voices

In 2020 Flint babies are still being bathed with bottled water, and kids are still experiencing outbreaks of rashes due to tap water.

Water in Flint won't be safe until all of the corroded lead pipes have been replaced and the medical community signs off on it. Until that happens, people are still lining up to get water wherever they can. #SaveFlintChallenge support us

Flint Lives Matter


Lizzybjammin @liz_ostrom The bastards poisoned our kids. This is a very real picture of a very real 4 yr old Flint water child I'm raising.

9:37 AM - 9 Jan 2020



Margarita @3MC223 This is my Grandson. He just turned 4, and he lives in #Flint. He has never known what it is like to drink water out of a tap, or brush his teeth and uses bottled water only. I care, and I'm pissed that people have forgotten about the people of Flint, Michigan.  #FlintWaterCrisis

3:07 PM - 22 Dec 2019


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How You Can Help Flint

RVACC is dedicated to the recovery of Flint, Michigan. Here you will find help paying water bills, free bottled water & filters available at Help Centers, free services to make sure Flint homes are lead free, and recycling information.

If you want to help, you can also find ways to volunteer, donate pallets/cases of water, and make monetary donations to the Flint Water Fund at the United Way of Genesee County.

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