Black People Politics : Flint Water Crisis and Gov. Snyder - Michigan

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    Obama to visit water crisis-hit Flint


    Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama will next week travel to Flint, Michigan, where a crisis over tainted water has become a focus of the 2016 election campaign, the White House said Wednesday ...


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    Obama to visit water crisis-hit Flint

    President Barack Obama will next week travel to Flint, Michigan, where a crisis over tainted water has become a focus of the 2016 election campaign, the White House said Wednesday. Responding to a letter from eight-year-old Flint resident Mari...
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    A crisis over tainted water in Flint, Michigan, has become a focus of the 2016 election campaign (AFP Photo/Brett Carlsen)


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    Lawsuit accuses Flint mayor of trying to redirect water crisis donors to campaign fund


    (Reuters) - A former administrator in Flint, Michigan, charged in a federal lawsuit on Monday that she was fired for seeking a probe into allegations the mayor tried to redirect donations to her personal campaign fund from a charity meant to help families hurt by the city's water crisis ...


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    Lawsuit accuses Flint mayor of trying to redirect water crisis donors to campaign fund

    The wrongful termination lawsuit filed in federal court in Detroit said former City Administrator Natasha Henderson was fired in violation of whistle-blower and free-speech protections under Michigan law and the U.S. Constitution. An attorney...
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    Flint, Michigan Mayor Karen Weaver awaits to testify before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on the Flint lead water crisis in Washington February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron


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    Mayor Weaver says she and Obama on 'same page' regarding Flint water crisis


    ... "I want to start by saying we were very pleased by President Obama's visit this week, and I don't appreciate anyone trying to insert divisiveness where there is none," Weaver said. "The President has already put resources in place to help Flint recover from this man-made water disaster, and he is pledging to do even more. He also fully supports our FAST Start plan to remove and replace all the lead-tainted pipes in the city" ...


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    Mayor Weaver says she and Obama on 'same page' regarding Flint water crisis

    Mayor Karen Weaver says she and President Barack Obama are working together to find a solution for Flint residents.
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    President Barack Obama takes the stage as more than 1,100 people stand up cheering his entrance before he speaks about the Flint water crisis on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Flint Northwestern High School on the city's north side. Jake May | MLive.com


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    Criminal Charges Filed In Flint Water Crisis


    This story was originally published on April 20, 2016.

    Charges have been filed against three officials involved in the Flint water crisis, which exposed many residents of Flint, MI, to lead-contaminated water.

    The Detroit Free Press reported on Wednesday morning that criminal charges had been filed against two officials in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Mike Prysby and Stephen Busch, as well as city official Mike Glasgow, Flint's laboratory and water quality supervisor ...



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    Criminal Charges Filed In Flint Water Crisis

    Update: Natasha Henderson, a former Flint, MI, city administrator, filed a lawsuit Monday. The suit claims Flint's mayor, Karen Weaver, redirected money intended to help the water crisis to her own account, rather than sending it to the...
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    Video: Flint mayor: Allegations by ex-official 'outrageously false'


    FLINT — The mayor of Flint is breaking her silence and denying allegations that she was using the city’s water crisis to get cash for a political fund.

    Former city administrator Natasha Henderson filed a lawsuit Monday, claiming she was dismissed for being a whistleblower. She says she was fired after reporting that Mayor Karen Weaver was trying to steer donations to a campaign fund instead of a charity for families with lead-tainted water ...



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    Video: Flint mayor, governor push plan to flush pipes


    In an effort to flush out lead particles in Flint's water system that continue to spike the supply to unsafe levels, Gov. Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver on Thursday launched a new campaign designed to persuade residents to run their taps for 10 minutes a day for two weeks ...


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    Flint mayor, governor push plan to flush pipes

    Recommended flushing is intended to help stop lead from leaching from pipes into the drinking water.
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    Dogs in Flint being tested for lead toxicity amid water crisis


    Humans aren't the only victims of the water crisis in Flint, as pets also may have been exposed to the toxic lead. An effort coordinated by Michigan State University is now helping dogs get tested ...


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    Dogs in Flint being tested for lead toxicity amid water crisis

    Humans aren't the only victims of the water crisis in Flint, as pets also may have been exposed to the toxic lead.
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    A dog is held by a volunteer after having its blood drawn during a lead screening event held at the Humane Society of Genesee County in Burton, Mich on April 16, 2016.

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    NAACP sues Michigan, governor over Flint lead-tainted water


    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The NAACP is suing the state of Michigan over Flint's lead-tainted water crisis.

    The Baltimore-based civil rights organization says Wednesday that the suit seeks property damages, pain and suffering damages, emotional distress damages and medical monitoring for Flint residents and businesses.

    It names Gov. Rick Snyder and other officials, along with two firms hired to evaluate water quality ...



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    NAACP sues Michigan, governor over Flint lead-tainted water

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The NAACP is suing the state of Michigan over Flint's lead-tainted water crisis.
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    Michigan governor issues state of energy emergency


    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder issued a state of energy emergency on Tuesday because of ongoing problems with a major product pipeline and an unexpected outage at Marathon's Detroit refinery ...


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    Michigan governor issues state of energy emergency

    Two different outages prompted the order from Rick Snyder.
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    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaks to the media regarding the status of the Flint water crisis on January 27, 2016 at Flint City Hall in Flint, Michigan


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