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.

Nicole Walton / WNMU

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
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

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.

 


On the April 28-29, 2018 edition of Current State: new information in the case against an MSU Dean; a one-on-one with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver; gluten-free diets; a free recordings of nationally televised concerts in East Lansing and more. 


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Four years after the start of the Flint Water Crisis, the Snyder administration announced this month that it would be ending free bottled water distribution in the city. Now, Mayor Karen Weaver says she is considering a lawsuit against Governor Rick Snyder's Administration. Mayor Weaver joined WKAR's Karel Vega via phone to talk about the possible lawsuit, and the state of Flint in 2018.


Brian Calley, Bill Schuette
Michigan.gov

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Wednesday escalated his criticism of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's prosecution of top state officials for the Flint water crisis, calling it a "gross abuse of power" intended to aid Schuette's run for governor.

Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Four years is too long to go without clean drinking water. That was the message of a busload of Flint residents who marched in downtown Lansing Wednesday. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.


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
WKAR File Photo

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
WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

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
WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

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.

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