Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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Prosecutors drop charges in Flint water crisis

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/14/19, 11:03 am

Michigan prosecutors dropped criminal charges against eight people in the Flint water crisis but promised to start a fresh investigation after finding new evidence. More than three years ago, authorities began to investigate a scandal that left the entire city’s water system contaminated with lead. Those now free from charges include former state health director Nick Lyon, former Michigan chief medical executive Eden Wells, and two state-appointed emergency managers in Flint.

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Raptors win first NBA championship

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/14/19, 10:30 am

The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA title Thursday night in Oakland, Calif., defeating the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, sweeping all three of their games on the road.

Toronto forward Kawhi Leonard averaged more than 28 points a game in the series and was named the Finals MVP for the second time in his career. “I wanted to make history here,” he said. “That’s what I did.” Leonard won his first MVP award playing for the San Antonio Spurs when they won the championship in 2014.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave press secretary post

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/13/19, 05:25 pm

WASHINGTON—White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will step down from that position at the end of June and return home to Arkansas, President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon. “She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job!” the president wrote. “I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas—she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!”

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