Animal groups aim to abate dog, cat problems with spay/neuter clinics at Franklin Ave Mission
Jun18

Animal groups aim to abate dog, cat problems with spay/neuter clinics at Franklin Ave Mission

By Jan Worth-Nelson The East Side of Flint may have fewer unwanted kittens and puppies to contend with soon, following a free spaying and neutering clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow and Thursday at the Franklin Avenue Mission, 2210 N. Franklin Ave. A mobile surgical unit provided by All About Animals, a nonprofit rescue clinic, will be staffed with 10 veterinary technicians supervised by a veterinarian, according to Edith...

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Proposal cuts gay rights, Roe v. Wade, climate change, NAACP from public school standards:  hearing Monday
Jun16

Proposal cuts gay rights, Roe v. Wade, climate change, NAACP from public school standards: hearing Monday

by Harold C. Ford EVM staff writer Ford, a 44-year veteran of public education, now retired, surveyed the 138-page draft proposal described below and which is available for perusal in full here.   The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is holding a series of nine meetings across the state seeking the public’s input about proposed revisions to the state’s social studies standards.  Five hearings have already been held. The next...

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Flint declared “Tree City USA”–300 seedlings planted
Jun14

Flint declared “Tree City USA”–300 seedlings planted

By Jan Worth-Nelson Flint is one of 3,400 city nationwide to be named a 2018 “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation. It was the 18th year in a row for the city to receive the designation. To celebrate, staff of  the Genesee Conservation District, managers of the city’s urban treescape, planted 300 seedlings this spring, distributed in four locations:  Longway Park, Atherton Park, Cronin Park and the Haskell...

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Commentary:  Water shutoffs do no one any good
Jun13

Commentary: Water shutoffs do no one any good

By Laura Sullivan In 2015, Dr. Sullivan, a Kettering University professor of mechanical engineering, worked with other activists as part of the Coalition for Clean Water to return the city of Flint to Detroit for its water supply. Since then, she has helped to coordinate positive interactions between residents, local physicians, researchers, journalists, the City of Flint, and the EPA. Dr. Sullivan is a member of the Flint Water...

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City Council fails to override Weaver’s budget veto:  next steps uncertain
Jun13

City Council fails to override Weaver’s budget veto: next steps uncertain

By Meghan Christian Flint City Council (FCC) did not have the six votes needed to override Mayor Karen Weaver’s veto of the amended budget they proposed at a special city council meeting at 11 a.m. today. The proposed budget included eight amendments, totaling a $267,000 difference in what the council wants and what the Mayor wants, which represents one half of one percent of the overall proposed budget for 2018-2019 of $55.8...

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