SPLASH! Recap of December 20, 2016

News Making A Splash Today Will Have Ripple Effects Tomorrow

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More Officials Charged in Flint Lead Crisis

The Hill – On Tuesday, Michigan’s attorney general charged four more officials with criminal accusations in the Flint lead crisis. The matter, which lingered in the national spotlight for a little while, has still not been unresolved. Two of the officials that have been newly charged are emergency managers of Flint, Darnell Earley and Jerry Ambrose. Earley and Ambrose face a possible 25 years in prison. The other two officials are Flint city employees Daugherty Johnson and Howard Croft, who are accused of false pretenses and conspiracy and face up to 20 years in prison.

These charges bring the total charged up to 13 people and help investigators get one step closer to possibly charged Governor Rick Snyder himself.

Driver of Truck that Crashed into Berlin Christmas Market Still at Large

The Washington Post – On Monday, a truck was driven into a Christmas market, killing 12 and injuring many more. While ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack and German police have taken someone into custody in connection with the attack, the actual driver of the truck is suspected to still be at large.

Gender Divide in the Tech Industry

I was asked about a month ago if I knew any prominent woman tech news writers. I follow tech news a bit and was surprised when I drew a blank trying to answer the question. This question led me to ask the prominent tech writers I currently follow. Following their suggestion I’ve begun following the work of Nanjira@NiNanjira on Twitter. This morning she shared an article by Doreen Bogdan-Martin which outlines the gender divide as it currently stands in the tech industry and tools to address the issue:

The gender digital divide is a complex and widespread problem. The only way to tackle it is through a global concerted effort and by using the right tools for the job. The Gender Digital Inclusion Map is a critical first step in understanding how to address these disparities and empower more women and girls.

-Andre Roberge

Written by Raven Payne

Recently awakened progressive in pursuit of truth in all things.

Raven Payne is an Editor and Writer for Progressive Army, and a member of its Editorial Board.

Written by Andre Roberge

Father, Husband. Went to school for philosophy (university of WA) and now I work for a train company -- Interests include Labor Law, TILA, Unions, Paid Family Leave, Healthcare, Philosophy of Science, Fantasy Football and Open Government-- Fanboy of The Take Down with Nick Nowlin and The Way with Anoa. Follow Andre on Twitter @SubvertingPower.

Andre Roberge is a Researcher and Writer for Progressive Army.

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SPLASH! Recap of December 20, 2016