The Flint Water Crisis

The Flint River. In April 2014, the city of Flint began drawing from the river for its water supply.
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WKAR coverage of the water crisis facing the city of Flint, Michigan. Includes reporting from Current State, Off the Record and WKAR media partners.

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Michigan's governor insisted Thursday that his congressional testimony regarding the Flint water crisis "was truthful and I stand by it," shortly after a committee pointed out a potential discrepancy and warned him about committing perjury. 

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A special prosecutor said Monday he'll add a charge of involuntary manslaughter against Michigan's chief medical executive in a criminal investigation of the tainted water crisis in Flint.

Flint Water Crisis: Turning Point In Green Movement

Sep 27, 2017
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Historically, the environmental movement hasn’t always been welcoming to people of color – and issues that are important to them. But to change the problem, you first have to recognize it. 


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A federal judge has ordered Michigan and Flint officials to meet again with a mediator to discuss the long-term future of the city's water supply.

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Hip-hop artist and Flint native Mama Sol performs Hard to Swallow, Thankful and much more!  WATCH NOW

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About 2,100 Flint residents with mobility issues or limited access to transportation are expected to continue receiving bottled water at home as part of a plan to help the Michigan city recover from its lead-tainted water crisis.

Flint voters have approved updating the city's 43-year-old charter with changes including stronger ethics standards and a requirement to create a water bill assistance plan.

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Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) was back home in Flint Thursday to see how the city is continuing to recover from its ongoing water crisis.

 


 

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The state needs to improve its oversight when it comes to the Flint water crisis. That is a finding by the Michigan Auditor General released in a report Monday.

Rick Snyder
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An apologetic Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was largely silent last year when criminal charges were brought against state officials over Flint’s man-made drinking water crisis, except to say some “bureaucrats” had failed residents and that he was focused on the city’s recovery.

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Apologies are being demanded from comedian Steve Harvey following comments about Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis.

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The Latest on criminal charges filed in the Flint water investigation (all times local):

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The head of the Michigan health department was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter, the highest-ranking member of Gov. Rick Snyder's administration to be snagged in a criminal investigation of Flint's lead-contaminated water. 

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The Flint River was once the site of buzzing auto factories and tranquil parks.  Urban planners are hoping a new project will bring people back to the river once again.  


"Poisoned Water" To Air On WKAR-TV Tonight

May 31, 2017
Old water pipe.
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Three years after the city’s troubles began, Flint’s water is drinkable but the aftermath of the crisis remains.


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