Flint

City of Flint water tower
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A new state rule requires local water systems to get rid of all their lead service lines over the next 20 years.  

As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, these are the types of pipes that contributed to the Flint water crisis.   


City of Flint water tower
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Michigan on Thursday began enforcing the nation's strictest rules for lead in drinking water, a plan that eventually will result in replacing all 500,000 lead service pipes statewide in the wake of the contamination of Flint's supply.

City of Flint water tower
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Two Michigan parents are facing charges after one of their 4-year-old twin daughters shot and wounded herself with a loaded handgun she found in a toy closet.

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A Flint police officer faces a misdemeanor after his off-duty weapon accidentally fired into a gymnasium floor during a wrestling tournament at a Livingston County school.

Old Water Pipe
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Flint officials say there are more damaged lead and galvanized water service lines buried than previously estimated as pipe replacement continues in the wake of the city's drinking water crisis.

Flint sign over street
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UPDATE: Saturday 8:00 p.m.: The city of Flint ended a citywide Boil Water Advisory due to a water main break and depressurization of the entire system. 

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About 100 people crowded into Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's office lobby to demand that the state continue to provide bottled water to Flint residents.

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Some students and others protested Gov. Rick Snyder's handling of the Flint water crisis during his trip to speak at Northern Michigan University's graduation ceremony.

View of the Flint river
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While distribution of bottled water to Flint has stopped, there are still resources for Flint families to get food that can limit the effects of lead exposure. WKAR’s Katie Cook reports.

 


Flint River
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A team has been selected to redevelop a site in Flint where 78 units of affordable, rental housing are planned for low-income residents.

View of the Flint river
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The mayor of Flint is asking the federal government for help after Gov. Rick Snyder suspended meetings of a water advisory group.

Flint Weather Ball
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A tall, looming weather ball in downtown Flint that informs residents of sunshine or precipitation is changing its lettering.

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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.


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