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New mayor encounters some opposition on first day

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With a standing-room-only crowd on hand to witness history in the making:  Dr. Karen Weaver took the oath of office to become the mayor of Mid-Michigan's biggest city.

To the people who attended, the city's first ever female to hold the job was a big hit.

“It was better than I expected,” Weaver said.

Weaver became Flint’s 93rd mayor, and the first woman. To kick things off, she spoke passionately about Flint’s water crisis.

She said her first priority is to seek federal government assistance to flush out the city’s contaminated water.

“We need that money and we deserve that money,” Weaver said. “We need those funds to do what we have to do.”

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