The Flint River in Flint, Michigan.
Flint, Michigan

Flint’s New Public Health Crisis: People Are Getting Sick Because They’re Afraid to Wash Their Hands

Concerns about the water have led to an outbreak of Shigellosis.

Cost of Lead Poisoning in Flint Now Estimated at $458 Million

A case for investing in human health rather than paying for the consequences of inaction

More Charges in the Flint Water Crisis

Six officials were charged Friday in connection with the scandal in the city in Michigan.

How a Mobile Market Will Boost Access to Healthy Food in Flint

And a researcher’s data-driven map will point the portable grocer to the city’s neediest areas.

Flint-Inspired Senate Bill Provisions Would Finance State Water Infrastructure

The bipartisan legislation aims to help states with localities struggling to deal with contaminated drinking water.

Doctor Who Helped Expose Lead in Flint’s Water Praises EPA Whistleblower

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, having heard alarms sounded about Flint by Virginia Tech civil engineering professor Marc Edwards, tried to trace government blood tests of Flint residents but ran into obstacles.

Indictments in Flint Water Investigation; Uber, Lyft Score California Victory

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Wisconsin Nazi artifact mystery solved; another sewage spill in Memphis; and trouble in Oregon’s Silicon Forest.

Gov. Rick Snyder Named in Flint’s First RICO Suit; N.J. Township Fights Turkeys With Airhorns

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Driver’s licenses for Arizona “dreamers;” raising Louisiana’s exotic dancing age; and a town called Climax

Flint Mayor Threatens Michigan With Lawsuit Over Water Crisis

Countering the state's funding games with a bid to fast-track replacement of lead pipes in families’ homes

Flint Water Crisis Could Spur Changes to Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law

A less hands-on, longer-lasting intervention model might be what's needed.

Mich. Municipal League: State Is ‘Strategically Disinvesting in Our Communities Right Now’

One fiscally distressed city says it is “just one step away from becoming a Flint and a Detroit.”

Gallup Survey: Americans Have Become More Worried About Water Pollution

Providing a backdrop for the findings: lead contamination in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water, and emerging concerns over the chemical PFOA in several Northeastern states.

Flint's 'Blame Game' Goes Nowhere

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy were grilled by House legislators at a third hearing Thursday, but who's responsible for the ongoing water crisis depends on which party you ask.

What Really Caused the Flint Crisis

And what happened to America’s infrastructure, once the envy of the world?

State & Local Weekend Digest: Rick Snyder’s Odds of Survival; ‘Bleak Outlook’ for Oklahoma Higher Ed

Also in our news roundup: Montana vs. zebra mussels; Oakland’s affordable housing plan; and Chris Christie’s Atlantic City ultimatum.

This Is Why Water Regulations Fail

Local politics in Flint and elsewhere frequently trip up environmental bureaucracy.

Should Flint Replace Its Old Pipes?

Putting in new infrastructure would be less laborious and more cost-effective, according to one civil engineer.

When Did Rick Snyder Learn About Legionnaire's in Flint?

Michigan’s governor says he only found out in January, but newly revealed emails show his aides were aware of the fatal outbreak nine months ago.

A Federal Criminal Investigation in Flint

The FBI and other U.S. government organizations are looking into lead poisoning in the Michigan city.

State Workers in Flint Got Clean Water Over a Year Ago

According to documents, Michigan officials provided coolers and bottled water for government offices several months before a lead advisory went out to city residents.

Corporate Donations Displace Government Aid in Flint

Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo gave a large amount of bottled water to local schools—a change in who's providing basic services.

Who Poisoned Flint?

Michigan’s state government took control of Flint with an emergency manager—then shrugged at its water crisis, saying it was a problem for the city to fix.

Flint’s Mayor Calls for Federal Aid for Water Crisis

In a drama-filled event at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting, Dr. Karen Weaver was able discuss the crisis. But Baltimore’s mayor wasn’t so lucky when she tried to speak about community policing.

EPA Accused of Inaction as Michigan Water Crisis Loomed

Critics say federal authorities should have taken action sooner in the Flint water crisis.

Rick Snyder Concedes Flint Is His 'Katrina,' and Is a Failure of Leadership

Michigan's governor vows to earn back public’s trust after lead poisoning on his watch.

Water Problems in Flint Are Worse Than Initially Thought

A total of 10 people have died from Legionnaire's Disease since 2014, according to state officials.

How Not to Craft a Lead Poisoning Water Advisory

Some Flint, Michigan residents were upset by a jokey state poster telling them their water is fit for washing.

How Long Has Michigan's Governor Known About Flint's Water Problem?

Rick Snyder finally declared a state of emergency Tuesday because of lead poisoning.

A State of Emergency Over Water in Flint

Citing toxic levels of lead in the drinking water, the mayor of the Michigan town said “irreversible” damage is being done to children in the area.