Source: Michigan reaches $600M deal in Flint water crisis

Michigan will pay $600 million to compensate Flint residents whose health was damaged by lead-tainted drinking water after the city heeded state regulators’ advice not to treat it properly, an attorney involved in the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Details will be released later this week, according to the attorney, who requested anonymity because he […]

Whitmer: $600M Flint water deal a step toward making amends

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents who were harmed by lead-tainted wateris a step toward making amends for a disaster that upended life in the poor, majority-Black city, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday. State officials and lawyers for Flint residents announced the settlement, which Attorney […]

Reports: Michigan reaches $600M deal in Flint water crisis

Michigan has reached a $600 million agreement to compensate Flint residents whose health was damaged by lead-tainted drinking water after the city heeded state regulators’ advice not to treat it properly, multiple news outlets reported Wednesday. Details will be released later this week, according to reports by The Detroit News, MLive.com and WXYZ-TV. The offices […]

New Haven police investigating shooting in apartment on Donna Drive

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday just before midnight in an apartment on Donna Drive. Police said at around 11:54 p.m., New Haven police and fire crews responded to a call of a person shot inside an apartment on 40 Donna Drive. The 35-year-old man sustained […]

Black voters in Detroit key for Biden, but are they engaged?

DETROIT (AP) — Wendy Caldwell-Liddell is tired of waiting for change in Detroit. The nation’s largest Black-majority city has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic and its ensuing economic fallout. More than 14,200 COVID-19 cases and 1,500 deaths have been confirmed in the city. So when the 29-year-old Black mother of two thinks about what’s […]

Records: Mail delivery lags behind targets as election nears

The slice of Michigan that covers Detroit, its suburbs and towns dependent on the auto industry is coveted political terrain in one of this year’s most important presidential swing states. It also has another distinction as home to one of the worst-performing U.S. Postal Service districts in the country. In Michigan and beyond, states are […]

6 former EPA bosses call for agency reset after election

Six former Environmental Protection Agency chiefs called Wednesday for a “reset” at the agency after President Donald Trump’s regulation-chopping, industry-minded first term, backing a detailed plan by former EPA staffers that ranges from renouncing political influence in regulation to boosting climate-friendly electric vehicles. The current administrator, Andrew Wheeler, immediately rejected the recommendations, and his spokesman […]

Poll: Pandemic hurting Americans’ finances in disparate ways

BURTON, Mich. (AP) — Crystal and Chris Martin put off some payments on their home in this blue-collar town near Flint and are pinching pennies to make ends meet until they return to work. In Windsor, Connecticut, Anne Druce’s family canceled home improvement projects out of an abundance of caution but remains financially secure. As […]

Man killed by police after mask dispute at Michigan store

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan sheriff’s deputy on Tuesday fatally shot a man suspected of stabbing another man who had challenged him about not wearing a mask at a store, police said. The shooting occurred in Eaton County, southwest of Lansing, about 30 minutes after the stabbing at a Quality Dairy store, state police Lt. […]

Major railroad expansion tearing up Flint Hills in Kansas

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — More than a century after the arrival of the railroads to the Flint Hills of Kansas, a large-scale track expansion is tearing up a scenic stretch in some of the last remaining tallgrass prairie left in the nation. The multiyear project by BNSF Railway to build a second main line […]

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