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January 14, 2021
Michigan Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder Charged in Flint Water Crisis
Michigan’s former governor Rick Snyder was charged Wednesday with willful neglect of duty for his role in the deadly Flint water crisis that poisoned residents and is still overshadowing the city.
January 13, 2021
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The report was commissioned after a WSJ-FRONTLINE investigation revealed the agency’s failure to protect patients from a pedophile doctor.
January 13, 2021
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Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and some of his top health officials and aides are expecting criminal charges for their roles in the Flint water crisis, according to two lawyers involved in the case.
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December 16, 2020
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November 25, 2020
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Lifelines: Preventing Youth Suicide
During a time of pandemic when so many people are experiencing illness, isolation and financial struggle, mental health is a top concern. The Rocky Mountain PBS "Insight with John Ferrugia" team has gathered stories of prevention, healing and hope.
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