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Class offers information, updates for residents in water crisis

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Danny Clifton said sometimes his emotions get the best of him.

"I still can't believe that somebody actually kind of let something like that happen to people," Clifton said.

Especially since he's had a little bit of time to think about how his family and the entire city of flint have been impacted by the water crisis.

"I think we're all still trying to get a handle on this whole thing," Clifton said.

Clifton said he finds solace in knowing there's plenty of people working to make it right.

U.S Rep. Dan Kildee told a group of people at the University of Michigan-Flint, he's one of them.

"This is our absolute number one priority and I'm going to continue to press until we get the help that we need," Kildee said.

The Michigan primary has come and gone, the national media spotlight on Flint has tapered a bit, but Kildee told the group that work at both the state and federal and levels continues.

Kildee is one of the people who spoke at the university's water course, a class they're offering to help the people in the city deal with their water problems.               

"I think we can focus ourselves on the accountability of the people who did this and the solutions to get it right for the people of Flint. And that really needs to be our focus," Kildee said.

Attorney Val Washington updated people on where his lawsuits stand and community activists doubled down on their commitment to keep up the pressure.

"We have to have good government, and we have to have good government in this water crisis," said Thomas Haley, Nepressing Group Sierra Club.

But many here told me they believe they must find a way to restore their trust in the government to make what's wrong, right again.

"Help us just understand and help us kind of move forward with thing, because that thing was crazy, it was really crazy," Clifton said.

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