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  • new storySnyder defends office's handling of Legionnaires' outbreak story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 9:58 pm

    FLINT, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday defended how his office responded to an email flagging a potential link between a surge in Legionnaires' disease and Flint's water, saying an aide asked for further investigation but a state agency did not bring forward the issue again.

  • new storyFederal judge issues temporary freeze on new election law 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 9:35 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - A federal court judge put a temporary freeze Friday on a new Michigan election law that critics say amounts to a "gag order," and urged lawmakers to clarify the issue quickly.

  • The Latest: Snyder: Disaster loans approved for Flint 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 6:11 pm

    FLINT, Michigan - The Latest on Flint's water emergency (all times local):

  • Lawmakers pledge Detroit bailout won't hurt other districts 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 8:55 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Lawmakers looking at a plan to spend $715 million over a decade rescuing Detroit's ailing school district said Thursday they will not pass legislation that affects the funding in other districts across the state.

  • Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 3:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked over sending hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated pipes.

  • Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-03-16 4:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - Government officials tangled on Wednesday over who was to blame for the crisis in Flint, Michigan, that allowed lead-contaminated water to flow to thousands of residents at a combative congressional hearing that devolved into a partisan fight over witnesses and no-shows.

  • The Latest: Trump campaign says rally raised $6 million 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 11:47 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Latest on developments from the 2016 Republican race for president, less than a week out from the Iowa caucuses (all times local):

  • Local officials sue to block law prohibiting ballot info 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 5:37 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Local officials filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a new Michigan law they say unconstitutionally restricts their free-speech rights, urging a judge to immediately block it so they can distribute ballot measure information to voters ahead of the March elections.

  • Flint water crisis is subject of MSNBC special 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 3:46 pm

    NEW YORK - MSNBC's Rachel Maddow says she planned a special broadcast on the Flint, Michigan, water crisis out of concern that assigning political blame was getting more attention than the needs of the city's residents.

  • Obama says budget includes more money for water systems story has photos
    Updated: Jan-21-16 8:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - The federal government is investing more money this year to help local governments improve their water systems, and about $80 million will go to Michigan next week, President Barack Obama told the nation's mayors on Thursday.

  • Would Flint crisis happen in wealthier, whiter community? story has photos
    Updated: Jan-21-16 7:05 pm

    FLINT, Michigan - Ever since the full extent of the Flint water crisis emerged, one question has persisted: Would this have happened in a wealthier, whiter community?

  • Class about Flint's water crisis generating big interest 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 4:02 am

    FLINT, Michigan - A Flint university says a class about the city's drinking water crisis is generating large interest in the community.

  • Obama tours auto show, pledges help for Flint's water crisis story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-20-16 8:31 pm

    DETROIT - President Barack Obama on Wednesday hailed the revival of the nation's auto industry while acknowledging the water crisis in nearby Flint, Michigan, saying the detection of high levels of lead serve as a reminder that the government can't shortchange basic services.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 5:54 am

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Michigan governor devotes speech to Flint water crisis story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-19-16 10:56 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Only a year ago, Rick Snyder began his second term as Michigan governor promoting the same achievements that had propelled him to victory in 2014: The state was at last in the midst of an economic comeback, and Detroit had emerged from bankruptcy.

  • The Latest: Obama pledges federal support for Flint 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 7:36 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - The latest on the Gov. Rick Snyder's annual State of the State speech, which was devoted mostly to Flint's drinking water crisis (all times local):

  • Flint's water crisis prompts various emergency declarations 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 2:46 pm

    FLINT, Michigan - The Flint water crisis has spread from a local issue that swamped city government to the state level, where blame for lead leaching from old pipes and into drinking water is hounding Gov. Rick Snyder's administration. It now has become a national issue demanding federal intervention and funding. The following is a list of declarations tied to the city's water emergency:

  • Acts of service mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Michigan 
    Updated: Jan-18-16 5:07 pm

    PONTIAC, Michigan - About 30 people walked Monday through a part of downtown Pontiac to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. while honoring his accomplishments in civil rights.

  • The Latest: Updates from the Democratic presidential debate story has photos
    Updated: Jan-17-16 9:35 pm

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Here are the latest developments from the Democratic presidential candidates' final debate before the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses.

  • In Flint, Michigan, daily life revolves around lead fears story has photos
    Updated: Jan-16-16 3:28 pm

    FLINT, Michigan - The longest line at Freeman Elementary School's Family Fun Night was not for face painting or food. It was for lead testing.

  • Ex-state lawmaker Allen enters race for US House story has photos
    Updated: Jan-14-16 12:12 pm

    TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Jason Allen, a former Republican state legislator, entered the race Thursday for the U.S. House seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Dan Benishek, who narrowly defeated Allen for the Republican nomination six years ago in Michigan's northernmost district.