Starting now: voters can apply for, receive and submit absentee ballots in City Clerk’s office; new hours announced
Apr19

Starting now: voters can apply for, receive and submit absentee ballots in City Clerk’s office; new hours announced

By Tom Travis Voters can begin in-person voting at the City Clerk’s office on the 2nd floor of City Hall located at 1001 S. Saginaw Street, 48502. In a press release the City Clerk’s office announced their office hours during the upcoming voting season for the May 4, 2021 election. The City Clerk’s office will remain open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday through election day, May 4 for voters to receive...

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City Hall open for voters to cast May 4 election ballots; four items cover police, fire, 9-1-1, mental health support
Apr16

City Hall open for voters to cast May 4 election ballots; four items cover police, fire, 9-1-1, mental health support

By Tom Travis Flint City Hall is now open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for in-person absentee voting for the May 4, 2021 election, according to a press release from the City of Flint. Residents may register to vote, receive an absentee ballot and vote in person all in a single visit. Absentee voting is open to all residents. Additional hours, including weekend availability, will be added leading up to the May 4 election. The May 4...

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Vaccine Beat:  Genesee County is 24% fully vaccinated; MTA providing free transport to vaccination sites
Apr15

Vaccine Beat: Genesee County is 24% fully vaccinated; MTA providing free transport to vaccination sites

By Tom Travis The alarming number of new coronavirus cases and deaths throughout Michigan has brought renewed urgency for a vaccine. Three major vaccines have been distributed in the area and throughout the country since mid-December 2020: Moderna and Pfizer both requiring two injections to be fully vaccinated and the Johnson & Johnson, a single injection vaccination. Last week the Johnson & Johnson vaccine...

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“Unconscionable” and “blatant filibustering” – Mayor Neeley accuses City Council; work on last 500 water lines halted by council’s inaction
Apr14

“Unconscionable” and “blatant filibustering” – Mayor Neeley accuses City Council; work on last 500 water lines halted by council’s inaction

By Tom Travis Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley Tuesday scolded the City Council in a scathing statement released a day after a seven-and-a-half-hour meeting in which the council failed to address a resolution to allow additional funds to complete water pipeline replacement. Seven years into the city’s water crisis, 500 water lines remain to be checked and potentially replaced. The mayor’s statement read in part: “It is...

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“This will not be tolerated,” Pastor Chris Martin, State Sen. Ananich and other activists declare about GOP voter suppression moves;  protest set for noon Tuesday
Apr12

“This will not be tolerated,” Pastor Chris Martin, State Sen. Ananich and other activists declare about GOP voter suppression moves; protest set for noon Tuesday

By Tom Travis Michigan State Senator Jim Ananich (D – 27th District) joined Flint Pastor Chris Martin of the Cathedral of Faith,  community activists and other pastors in front of Berston Field House this morning to voice their opposition to 39 Michigan Republican bills being introduced this week in Lansing. “We stand here today to say that this will not be tolerated,” Martin declared, referring to 39 Michigan State...

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