More than 1,700 Flint-area residents and property owners are seeking more than $700 million in damages from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its handling of the city's crisis with lead-tainted water.
MSU’s Broad Art Museum is hosting an exhibition called “Beyond Streaming: A Sound Mural for Flint” through April 23rd. The project unites Chicago artist Jan Tichy with students from Flint Carmen-Ainsworth and Lansing Everett high schools to explore the Flint water crisis together. WKAR’s Scott Pohl has the story.
A federal judge has rejected Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s request to weigh in on a lawsuit related to the Flint water crisis, and said “superficial posturing” might be delaying a resolution.
Gov. Rick Snyder has set a goal of getting Michigan’s population above 10 million people before the next US Census. It was part of the governor’s seventh State of the State address delivered at the state Capitol.
On January 5, 2016 -- one year ago -- Governor Rick Snyder formally declared a state of emergency in Flint. Residents who’d been bathing in and drinking the tap water, of course, knew they had an emergency on their hands long before then.
More charges have been filed by Michigan's attorney general in the investigation into the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, including against two former state-appointed emergency managers with ties to Lansing.
The Flint Water Crisis became a top story in 2016, but it wasn't the only development involving Michigan water or the Great Lakes. We review and update those stories, and look ahead to 2017, with Great Lakes journalist and commentator Gary Wilson.
This week, the Lansing Board of Water and Light will replace the last of Lansing’s lead water service lines. We talk with the Board’s general manager, Dick Peffley, about the multi-year, multi-million dollar project.
University of Michigan researchers say the number of lead water lines that need replacement in Flint may be several times higher than expected. We get the thoughts of the East Lansing resident charged with coordinating the pipe replacement effort, Gen. Michael McDaniel.