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Here's what we're following on today's rundown: a federal appeals court will not reinstate Trump’s revised travel ban; a shake up at the USDA could hurt rural America; and the body slamming of a reporter in Montana may be part of a bigger pattern of hostility toward journalists.

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People living near Evart fear a potash mining operation could destroy the sensitive wetlands around the area. (K. Ford)

EVART TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- After battling bottled water giant Nestle, residents and concerned citizens near Evart now are trying to keep another company from drawing down and potentially contaminating their water supply. Just six miles from Nestle's wells, Michigan Potash, a Colorado-based company,

Volunteers wearing red hope to cut some of the red tape for Flint residents to have water pipes replaced. (M. Hornbeck/AARP MI)

FLINT, Mich. – Thousands of Flint homes still need to have their water lines replaced, an effort that will have volunteers fanning out across the city this weekend. Before crews can begin to work on the pipes, homeowners must sign consent forms, and on Saturday, volunteers led by AARP Michiga

Michigan has set aside about $27 million for pipe replacement in Flint. (Pixababy)

FLINT, Mich. -- Volunteers with AARP Michigan are going the extra mile to help Flint residents impacted by the city's water crisis. As work continues to replace lead service lines between streets and homes, dozens of volunteers are going door-to-door, getting consent forms signed to help expedite th

The Kalamazoo River settlement requires that Enbridge strengthen supports for other pipelines in the Great Lakes. (Terry Johnston/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – The settlement reached in the Kalamazoo River oil spill is intensifying calls from citizen and environmental groups to shut down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. A $177 million federal oil spill settlement with Enbridge Energy Partners was announced Wednesday for the 2010

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced a civil lawsuit in the Flint Water Crisis. (Pixabay)<br /><br />

LANSING, Mich. – Hiring private companies for government work is not a panacea, according to some groups in reaction to the latest lawsuit filed in the Flint water crisis. The civil suit announced Wednesday by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette alleges two firms hired to help mitigate t

Lake trout have potentially high levels of chemicals, including mercury. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Eating fish is the biggest source of mercury contamination for people, and as Michiganders gear up for the Free Fishing Weekend, there are calls for better protections. More than 50 Michigan scientists sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Schuette requesting he drop his fight aga

Flint-area credit unions are helping reward residents who have been complying with state water-testing requirements. (Kemecki/morguefile)

FLINT, Mich. - The safety of the water supply in Flint is still very much an issue, and local credit unions want to make sure the people of Flint and their plight are not forgotten. In addition to bottled-water drives, several credit unions in the Flint area recently donated $50,000 worth of gift c

There are Flint residents who struggle to access bottled water, with some lacking transportation to distribution centers. (taliesin/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. - The water crisis in Flint is not going away just yet, as new data indicates the water still is unsafe to drink. Marc Edwards, the Virginia Tech researcher who first brought Flint's water problem to light, released testing results on Tuesday that show all homes in the city should be

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