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.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says a possible lawsuit is still in the works against Governor Rick Snyder’s administration following the end of free bottled water in the city.


Flint water
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A federal judge has denied a request to order Michigan officials to resume distribution of free bottled water in Flint.

Jamie Paisley

This weekend, the Flint Institute of Arts unveils two newly constructed, multi-million dollar additions. One features galleries for two new acquisitions the FIA received. The other is an arena to watch artisans create works of art from glass. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley went to Flint earlier this week for a preview.


Flint sign over street
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The mayor of Flint says Gov. Rick Snyder rejected her face-to-face plea to reverse his decision ending free bottled water.

Cheyna Roth / MPRN

People from Flint interrupted a state legislative session Wednesday to demand clean drinking water.


Flint sign over street
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The city of Flint has been officially released from state oversight after roughly six years — a period including a public health crisis spurred by high lead levels in its water.

City of Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr creative commons

Four remaining free bottled water stations will close in Flint, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Friday, more than two years after the state opened them in response to a man-made, lead-tainted drinking water crisis that threatened the health of its residents.

City of Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr creative commons

Recent water tests at elementary schools in Flint have found an increase in samples showing lead levels above the federal action limit.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley's campaign director is turning down a $150,000 contract to help with Flint's economic development, saying doing both jobs would be a detriment to Flint and himself.

View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

Flint's former mayor who was ousted by voters in 2015 amid the city's crisis with lead-tainted water is seeking a seat in the Michigan House.

City of Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr creative commons

A former state-appointed emergency manager facing charges in Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis has waived a key hearing in the case.

Flint Public Schools

Michigan environmental officials say a Flint school district hasn't allowed the state to flush lines or test water inside its buildings.

View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

Plaintiffs in a landmark legal settlement related to Flint's lead-tainted water have asked a federal judge to intervene because they say city officials have repeatedly ignored requirements that allow monitoring of whether the court-ordered deal is being followed.

City of Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr creative commons

The mayor of Flint says more than 6,200 water pipes have been replaced as the result of the city's lead crisis.

City of Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr creative commons

A hearing has been postponed for a state employee charged in the Flint water scandal who was to return to court for a possible plea deal with the attorney general's office.

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