Firefighting chemical linked to water safety concerns

A firefighting foam has been linked to a group of chemicals known to be harmful to infants, toddlers and pregnant women. But it is still kept on hand because firefighters say they don’t have effective alternatives.

Family laments dam removals

Not everyone is excited about losing the Boardman and Sabin dams. The Gibbs family has lived in Northern Michigan for generations and their ancestors helped build the dams.

Tribal elder raises river restoration awareness

When a series of dams was proposed for the river, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians was against it. So when word got out that the city might remove the dams, the tribe jumped at the opportunity to help.