The Flint Water Crisis

The Flint River. In April 2014, the city of Flint began drawing from the river for its water supply.
Credit Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

WKAR coverage of the water crisis facing the city of Flint, Michigan. Includes reporting from Current State, Off the Record and WKAR media partners.

river and buildings
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The Michigan attorney general's office has asked a judge not to release a decision in a major criminal case tied to the Flint water crisis after discovering a new "trove of documents" from state agencies.

Flint water
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Five years to the day after leaders in Flint switched water sources to save money, residents came to Lansing to talk about the toxins that caused a health crisis that may last generations. 


View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

State civil rights officials have produced a guide aimed at helping to teach lessons of the Flint water crisis as it marks five years.


City of Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr creative commons

A judge says the federal government can be sued by Flint residents who blame the Environmental Protection Agency for waiting too long to intervene in the city's water crisis.

Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr/Creative Commons

Flint is getting $77.7 million in loan assistance that it was promised in 2017 for infrastructure improvements as it deals with the aftermath of its crisis with lead-tainted water.

Flint sign over street
WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Don Williamson, a millionaire businessman who was mayor of Flint for more than five years, has died. He was 85.

Rick Snyder
WKAR-MSU

A judge says former Gov. Rick Snyder can be sued by residents in the Flint water scandal, reversing a decision from last summer.

Flint River
WKAR - MSU

Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality has awarded Flint a nearly $500,000 brownfield grant to revitalize and safely reuse properties along a commercial corridor.

Dana Nessel, Kym Worthy
WKAR, Governing.com

New Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says she is hoping to settle 79 lawsuits that were filed against the state and its employees by Flint residents following the city's crisis with lead-contaminated drinking water.

Flint sign over street
WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Flint is the latest Michigan city to file a lawsuit against the nation’s largest manufacturers of opioid drugs.

Attorney General Dana Nessel
WKAR-MSU

Attorney General Dana Nessel is scheduled to give her first public briefing on three major state cases this week. Nessel said she’ll be joined by Michigan State Police Colonel Joe Gasper and Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud.


City of Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr creative commons

The city of Flint has agreed to use a scientific model to determine which homes likely have lead or steel water lines as officials try to comply with a 2017 agreement to replace the pipes following the city's lead water crisis.

City of Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr creative commons

After a year of preparation and pre-launch, the Flint Reistry will go live January 18. The registry aims to connect those impacted by the Flint Water Crisis with the appropriate resources. WKAR's Karel Vega spoke with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, leader of the Flint Registry to discuss the organization going live.


This week on Current State: MSU Trustees changes; Simon effect on MSU; Flint Registry Goes Online; Comparing the lame duck to years past; Romanian Symphony at Wharton; Previewing PBS Kids Day; Brad Salem Gets New Role at MSU and Michiganders react to R. Kelly Docuseries. 


City of Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr creative commons

Michigan's former drinking water regulator has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor in the Flint water investigation.

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