Michael Moore’s Flint water movie claims county faked kids’ lead blood tests

photo: April Cook Hawkins. Michael Moore's Flint water movie claims county faked kids' lead blood tests

April Cook Hawkins takes her seat on stage during the live filming of a special "All In With Chris Hayes," which aired Wednesday, Sept. 13, on MSNBC. (Kaiti Sullivan | The Flint Journal)

FLINT, MI — A former Genesee County Health Department secretary is dropping a Flint water crisis bombshell, claiming her boss told her to falsify blood lead test results from Flint during the city’s water crisis.

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New York governor signs law mandating lead testing in schools

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ALBANY — Schools in New York will have to test drinking water for lead contamination.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law Tuesday that will require the state’s nearly 700 districts to conduct the testing, and he separately ordered the state Health Department to require districts to test the water by Oct. 31.

For elementary schools, the deadline is by the end of September.

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Upper Dublin parents asked to send kids to school with bottled water

photo: tap water. Upper Dublin parents asked to send kids to school with bottled water

HORSHAM, Pa. (WPVI) — Parents are being asked to send their children to school with bottled water, and one state representative is calling for school officials to do more.

"We should not tolerate chemicals in our schools and the Upper Dublin School District needs to do more."

Sharp words from North Wales Republican State Rep. Todd Stephens directed at the Upper Dublin School District. The issue is certain contaminates measured … [more…]

Hillsborough School District found lead in its water, didn’t tell parents for a year.

photo: one family with a school child in the district. The Hillsborough School District found lead in its water. It didn’t tell parents for a year.

Patrick Anding stands with his wife, Lakesha, and nine-year-old son DáVeon near their home across from Foster Elementary School. Patrick Anding was angry when he learned that the district kept lead test results from parents and teachers.

DáVeon’s behavior began to change after he went to Foster. The family wishes it had been told sooner about the school’s lead testing.

The Hillsborough County School District didn’t tell parents for more … [more…]

Will Smith, Jaden Smith’s biz will donate water to Flint until lead down in schools

Will Smith, Jaden Smith's biz will donate water to Flint until lead down in schools

In this Aug. 1, 2016 file photo, Jaden Smith, left, and his father Will Smith attend the world premiere of "Suicide Squad" in New York. The Smiths have founded an eco-friendly bottled-water company called Just, which is unveiling a new line of flavored waters next month. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)(Evan Agostini)

FLINT, MI – The Fresh Prince hasn’t forgotten about Flint. Just, the eco-friendly water company founded by celebrity

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