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Four More Officials Charged in Flint Water Crisis: ‘The People of Flint Are Not Expendable,’ Attorney General Says

20 December 2016 2:52 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Four officials in charge of Flint, Michigan’s water have been charged for their role in the city’s water crisis that caused lead poisoning among its residents.

Two of Flint’s former state-appointed emergency managers and two former City of Flint employees were charged with felonies of false pretenses and conspiracy on Tuesday, CNN reports.

Emergency managers Jerry Ambrose and Darnell Early reported directly to Governor Rick Snyder during Flint’s years-long financial crisis and are the highest-level officials to be charged so far.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette alleged that the defendants conspired to operate the Flint Water »

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2 Bailiffs Killed, Suspect Dead in Shooting at Michigan Courthouse: Sheriff

11 July 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A shooter killed two bailiffs and injured a deputy sheriff in a courthouse in Berrien County, Michigan, Sheriff Paul Bailey said at a press conference. Bailey added that the shooter was shot and killed by authorities. He was an in-custody inmate, Bailey said. Bailey also said "several other people" - civilians - were injured. Some were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition, he said. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder tweeted that the Michigan State Police had secured the scene and started its investigation. Msp has secured the scene at the Berrien County courthouse and started its investigation into »

- Greg Hanlon, @GregHanlon

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Michael Moore on Flint Water Crisis: 'This Was a Hate Crime'

14 May 2016 6:03 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Michael Moore appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher Friday to slam the Michigan government, especially Governor Rick Snyder, for their handling of the Flint water crisis. "This was a hate crime," the Flint-born filmmaker said. "This was a hate crime based on the race hatred of this particular party."

"This is not a lead issue, this is not even an infrastructure issue," Moore continued. "This was a decision made by a Republican governor to give the rich in Michigan a billion dollar tax break, and when they had a »

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Three Officials Charged in Conjunction with Flint Crisis as Michigan Governor Pledges to Drink (Filtered) Water for a Month

20 April 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A Michigan judge has authorized criminal charges against one city official and two state officials in connection with the lead contamination of Flint's water. The office of Michigan's attorney general announced Wednesday they were pressing charges on two Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials and a local water treatment plant supervisor in conjunction with the crisis. Michael Prysby, a Deq district engineer, and Stephen Busch, a supervisor with the Deq's Office of Drinking Water, were both charged with misconduct in office, conspiracy to tamper with evidence, tampering with evidence and violations of water treatment and monitoring laws. Flint utilities administrator »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Flint Families Launch Class-Action Lawsuit Against Michigan Governor Over Water Crisis

8 March 2016 8:10 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Seven families have filed a class-action lawsuit against Michigan Governor Rick Snyder over the lead-laced water crisis in Flint. The lawsuit also names other state and city officials. In the lawsuit, the families allege that their children are the victims of developmental disabilities that stem from the high levels of lead they ingested when Michigan switched Flint's water source from Detroit's system to the Flint River to cut costs. Without corresponding treatment for lead levels, the water flowing from Flint residents' taps smelled and tasted strange, though it took over a year for testing to reveal high levels of lead »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Flint Families Launch Class-Action Lawsuit Against Michigan Governor Over Water Crisis

8 March 2016 8:10 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Seven families have filed a class-action lawsuit against Michigan Governor Rick Snyder over the lead-laced water crisis in Flint. The lawsuit also names other state and city officials. In the lawsuit, the families allege that their children are the victims of developmental disabilities that stem from the high levels of lead they ingested when Michigan switched Flint's water source from Detroit's system to the Flint River to cut costs. Without corresponding treatment for lead levels, the water flowing from Flint residents' taps smelled and tasted strange, though it took over a year for testing to reveal high levels of lead »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Surprise: Clinton Joins Sanders in Call For Michigan Governor’s Resignation — After Her Camp Said She Wouldn’t

6 March 2016 6:54 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hillary Clinton did something unexpected in Sunday’s Democratic debate: She joined Bernie Sanders in calling for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to resign. Sanders asked for Snyder’s resignation back on Jan. 16, and made the same statement in Sunday’s debate in Flint, Mich., a city poisoned by lead-tainted water. “Amen to that,” Hillary Clinton began after Sanders’ statement. “I agree — the governor should resign or be recalled.” Also Read: Michael Moore, Flint Native, Rips Hillary Clinton During Debate Both Democrats have been outspoken about Flint’s lead-tainted water and both have visited the city to show support. But Clinton »

- Brian Flood

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Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ to Screen for Free in Flint (Exclusive)

17 February 2016 1:52 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The distributors for Michael Moore’s documentary “Where to Invade Next” have announced that Flint, Mich., residents will be able to see the film for free for a week at two local theaters.

The film will open Friday at Cinemark’s Flint West 14 and the Ncg Trillium Cinema + Imax, with tickets given out at no charge for a full one-week run.

Moore was born in Flint and made the 1989 documentary “Roger and Me” about the city. He has spearheaded a petition calling for the arrest of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in response to the city’s water contamination crisis and visited the city on Jan. 16 to speak out on the issue.

The film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, was released on Dec. 23 for an Oscar-qualifying run in New York and Los Angeles by the still-unnamed distribution label formed by Radius-twc co-founders Tom Quinn and Jason Janego and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema founder Tim League. »

- Dave McNary

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Michael Moore Hospitalized for Pneumonia: 'Let's Just Say Things Didn't Look Good'

6 February 2016 11:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Outspoken filmmaker Michael Moore is recovering from a days-long stay in the ICU after being diagnosed with pneumonia, even though "things didn't look good" soon after he was admitted. Moore revealed his health struggles, which led to the cancellation of multiple planned public appearances, in a pair of Facebook updates published Friday. "Between running all over the place lately promoting my new movie ... plus going to Flint to help the people of my hometown, plus jumping in to support Senator Sanders, plus doing a dozen other things - well, I read somewhere you can't burn it at both ends, and if u do, »

- Adam Carlson, @acarlson91

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Newly Released Emails Show State Officials Were Given Clean Water as Flint Water Crisis Worsened

29 January 2016 11:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Newly released emails about the Flint, Michigan, water crisis suggest that state employees were supplied with clean drinking water while officials told the city's residents that their tap water was safe to drink. Progress Michigan, a liberal group critical of governor Rick Snyder's administration, released the emails on Thursday, one of which noted violations to the city's drinking water standards and offered a short-term solution - for those in the Flint State Office Building. "[The Department of Technology, Management and Budget] is in the process of providing a water cooler on each occupied floor, positioned near the water fountain, so you can choose which water to drink, »

- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_

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Michigan Governor Releases Nearly 300 Pages of Emails About Flint Water Crisis

21 January 2016 8:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has released more than 200 pages of emails regarding the Flint water crisis. The exchanges record mounting complaints by the public, some of which elected officials dismissed. The governor released the nearly 300 emails on Wednesday, just one day after he apologized to the residents of Flint for the way he handled the water crisis, which has led to thousands of citizens' exposure to lead due to corroded water pipes. The emails show that it took months of receiving complaints from the public before state officials admitted that the city was in the midst of a major public health emergency. »

- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_

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Michigan Governor Releases Nearly 300 Pages of Emails About Flint Water Crisis

21 January 2016 8:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has released more than 200 pages of emails regarding the Flint water crisis. The exchanges record mounting complaints by the public, some of which elected officials dismissed. The governor released the nearly 300 emails on Wednesday, just one day after he apologized to the residents of Flint for the way he handled the water crisis, which has led to thousands of citizens' exposure to lead due to corroded water pipes. The emails show that it took months of receiving complaints from the public before state officials admitted that the city was in the midst of a major public health emergency. »

- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_

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Michigan Governor Apologizes for Flint Water Crisis: 'I Am Sorry and I Will Fix It'

20 January 2016 8:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is apologizing to the residents of Flint for the way he has handled the water crisis. "Your families face a crisis - a crisis you did not create and could not have prevented," Snyder said in his State of the State address on Tuesday in Lansing. "To you, the people of Flint, I say tonight as I have before: I am sorry and I will fix it." Snyder has come under fire for his handling of the crisis, which began in April 2014 when officials switched Flint's water source from Detroit water to the Flint River as a cost-saving measure. »

- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_

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Michigan Governor Apologizes for Flint Water Crisis: 'I Am Sorry and I Will Fix It'

20 January 2016 8:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is apologizing to the residents of Flint for the way he has handled the water crisis. "Your families face a crisis - a crisis you did not create and could not have prevented," Snyder said in his State of the State address on Tuesday in Lansing. "To you, the people of Flint, I say tonight as I have before: I am sorry and I will fix it." Snyder has come under fire for his handling of the crisis, which began in April 2014 when officials switched Flint's water source from Detroit water to the Flint River as a cost-saving measure. »

- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_

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'Everybody in the City Has Been Poisoned': New Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against Michigan Governor and Other Officials in Flint Water Crisis

19 January 2016 1:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Two new class action lawsuits have been filed against Flint city officials and Michigan state officials for what plaintiffs are calling negligence in the Flint water crisis. In a press conference Tuesday, it was revealed that Flint residents filed the suits against Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Former Flint Emergency Managers Darnell Earley and Jerry Ambrose, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Genesee County and other government officials believed to be blamed for the crisis, according to ABC News. A class action lawsuit had already been filed in Federal Court. "Everybody in the city has been poisoned, »

- Tiare Dunlap, @tiaredunlap

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Mindy Newell is Just Ramblin’ On

18 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Sometimes a writer can sit in front of the computer screen for hours, fingers poised on the keyboard, and – nothing happens. Not a word, not a syllable. Not a random thought, not a brainstorm. There’s not one single idea that can be expanded upon, not a hint of anything that seems at least remotely interesting.

Hmm, here’s something.

Did you read Denny’s column last week, the one about the Mighty Marvel Method? This writer came late to that particular game; in fact, I didn’t even know it existed, and the first time I heard the words “Marvel style” – another way to describe the “method” – I didn’t have a clue, though I was familiar with what a “script” was, having read numerous plays, including a whole lotta Shakespeare, in high school and college. I do think that, for novices, the best way to learn how to »

- Mindy Newell

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Cher, a Hero We Can Believe in, Donates More Than 180,000 Bottles of Water to Flint, Michigan

17 January 2016 10:25 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Cher is currently hard at work on a musical about herself, but the Oscar-winning pop sensation still has time to focus on other matters. After hearing the news about contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan, the singer announced plans to donate more than 180,000 bottles of water to help its residents, some of whom have gone without clean drinking water for a year. "This is a tragedy of staggering proportion and shocking that it's happening in the middle of our country," Cher said in a press release that details her partnership with water company Icelandic Glacial. The water will be shipped to the city starting Monday. President Obama declared a state of emergency in the city yesterday. The singer has also been outspoken about the news on social media as well, publishing harsh critiques of Michigan governor Rick Snyder and supportive messages to Flint Mayor Karen Weaver on Twitter in her »

- Jackson McHenry

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John Ostrander Gets The Lead Out

17 January 2016 5:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Let’s get it right, hmm?

I was watching The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore as I usually do. I’ll watch Colbert depending on who he has on but, in general, I’ve been watching The Nightly Show. I know, I could tape one and watch the other later but the reality is I just don‘t get around to watching the taped show.

I like Wilmore and did when he was “Senior Black Correspondent” on The Daily Show. He’s been sharp and timely… most of the time.

On Tuesday night, Wilmore did a segment on the water situation in Flint, Michigan. Flint has been a hard-luck case for quite a while, often trading with Detroit the title of the murder capital of America and usually high on the list of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. They’ve also been broke for a lot of the time, »

- John Ostrander

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