$300 Billion War Beneath the Street: Fighting to Replace America’s Water Pipes

Two powerful industries, plastic and iron, are locked a lobbying war over the estimated $300 billion that local governments will spend on water pipes over the next decade.

Flint Mayor, Ushered in to Fix Water Crisis, Now Faces Recall

By MITCH SMITH November 6, 2017 FLINT, Mich. — Mayor Karen Weaver sailed into office two years ago promising to clean Flint’s lead-tainted water and to restore trust in government, after previous leaders brought poisoned water to the city and...

Man Charged With Stabbing Officer at Airport Had Tried to Buy a Gun, F.B.I. Says

By CHRISTOPHER MELE and MATTHEW HAAG June 22, 2017 A Montreal man charged with stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport on Wednesday tried to buy a gun before the attack but was denied, the authorities said on Thursday. The man,...

Police Officer Stabbed at Michigan Airport in ‘Act of Terrorism’

By JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH and MATT STEVENS June 21, 2017 A 50-year-old Canadian man stabbed a transit police officer in the neck and back on Wednesday morning at an airport in Flint, Mich., in what the authorities called an “act of...