Flint Water Crisis

During the visit Wednesday, Obama will tour a food bank, take part in a roundtable discussion about the lead-contaminated water crisis, meet with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, and speak to an estimated 1,000 people at Flint Northwestern High School, the report says.

The president will make his first trip next week to Flint. The visit comes months after it was determined that the city's drinking water was tainted with lead.

The Michigan Attorney General says this is just the beginning and that more charges are to come.

Two state workers and one city worker have been charged in the Flint water crisis, marking "the first time criminal charges have been brought against government officials" in the outsize public health debacle, reports the Detroit Free Press.

On Tuesday, a panel assembled after she died issued a report indicating that the jail’s staff needs more training in regards to identifying mental health issues. It also specified that the facility should provide anger management counseling for inmates and employees should wear body cameras.

Rep. Lawrence, one of the Congressional leaders looking to get to the bottom of the Flint Water Crisis, explained that Flint is not the only city in the United States that is "struggling with lead poisoning."

Plus, Planned Parenthood launches new period tracking app, Flint residents could face more lead poisoning this summer and more news.

In a friendly competition between two prisons in Michigan, nearly 30K bottles in water were collected to send to schools in Flint, MI to assist with their on going water crisis.

Plus, women's basketball coach fired for suspending two players for dating each other, police arrest Tennessee man for bringing guns to Easter church service and more news.

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has been criticized by state and local officials for his response to the Flint Water Crisis, which prompted his office to assemble an investigative panel. In a report released by the panel, it found that the state is wholly responsible for the contamination of Flint’s drinking water, Think Progress reports. The Flint […]

A total of seven families affected by the Flint water crisis are taking their grievances to court after their lead-poisoned children reportedly went through developmental changes last year.

Nakiya Wakes recalled her pregnancy and the tragic events that unfolded. Wakes moved to the city in June 2014 and suffered her first miscarriage a year later. She was then informed she was carrying twins and the other child survived. During her second trimester, she suffered another miscarriage.