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Climate change affects more than just the weather.  It can lead to numerous other problems, such as excessive flooding. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair chats with Andrew Gronewold, associate professor at the University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability, about what climate change and flooding mean for the future of the Great Lakes region.


Detroit News Wins Free Speech Lawsuit

Nov 2, 2017
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A conservative radio host lost his fight against the Detroit News today.  The Michigan Court of Appeals said associating The Political Cesspool host, James Edwards, with the Ku Klux Klan is protected opinion speech.


Lawsuits Surrounding The Flint Water Crisis Pile Up

Oct 13, 2016
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A new case accuses Governor Rick Snyder of wrongfully using tax dollars to fund his criminal defense related to the Flint water crisis.  


Flint Water Treatment Facility
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has spent $2 million so far in the criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis. 


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Beyonce has helped raise more than $82,000 for Flint residents who continue to deal with the city's lead-tainted water supply.  

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Legislation up for a vote in the state Senate today would compensate people who are exonerated for the time they were wrongfully imprisoned.