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Michigan Ex-Governor Charged over Flint Water Crisis

HeadlineJan 13, 2021

The Associated Press reports former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and other former officials are being charged in the wake of a new investigation of the Flint water crisis. In 2014, Flint’s unelected emergency manager, appointed by then-Governor Snyder, switched the city’s water supply to the Flint River as a cost-saving measure. The move has been linked to at least 12 deaths from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ diseases and widespread lead poisoning in residents, including children, in the majority-Black city.

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