Tag: Rick Snyder

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Ex-Michigan Governor Charged for Racist Lead Poisoning of Flint Water Supply; COVID-19 Vaccines Not Increasing in Availability; Democrats Plan to Repeal Trump Rules; and More

Former Michigan Governor formally charged for poisoning thousands of predominantly Black Flint citizens with water containing lead. In 2014, when the city of Flint was forced by the state to begin taking its water supply from the Flint river rather than using water from nearby Detroit as it had for…

Archived: Five Charged with Manslaughter in Flint Water Crisis

Five city and state officials of Flint, Mich., have received felony charges of involuntary manslaughter for their roles in the Flint water crisis. Nick Lyon, Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services director; Stephen Busch, a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality water supervisor; Howard Croft, former director of Flint’s Department…

Archived: Trump Thanks Blacks Who Didn't Vote

By Kaitlyn D’Onofrio According to President-elect Donald Trump, Black voters who stayed home on Election Day were “almost as good” as the ones who voted for him, who came through for him “big league.” “The African American community was great to us. They came through, big league. Big league,” he…

Archived: Gov. Officials Charged in Flint Water Crisis

Three officials have been charged for their involvement in the Flint water crisis, including for tampering with evidence, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Wednesday. These charges mark the first to be filed against government employees in response to the situation. And more charges should be expected, according to Schuette….

Archived: Flint Paid Highest Water Bill in the Country

People living in Flint, Michigan, paid more for their water than people living anywhere else in the country, a new study found including during the months the water first became contaminated with lead. Food & Water Watch, a group that advocates for clean food and water as well as government…