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.

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.


Current State for Jan. 12-13, 2019

Jan 11, 2019

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.

Dana Nessel, Kym Worthy
WKAR, Governing.com

A Detroit-area prosecutor will review a criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis and decide whether to take over the cases, Michigan's new attorney general announced Friday.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued her first executive directive as Michigan’s governor. It requires state department employees to report threats to public health, safety or welfare up the chain of command. And it requires those threats to be investigated.


View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

Two Michigan environmental regulators implicated in the Flint water scandal have pleaded no contest to misdemeanors in exchange for more serious charges being dropped.

Dr. Eden Wells
MDHHS

Michigan's chief medical executive will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis, a judge ruled Friday.

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