Mayor Neeley on the death of John Lewis: “We have lost a great American hero”
Jul18

Mayor Neeley on the death of John Lewis: “We have lost a great American hero”

  Mayor Sheldon Neeley today issued the following statement on the passing of Congressman John Lewis: “We have lost a great American hero. Congressman John Lewis leaves us after a lifetime dedicated to fighting nonviolently for equity and social justice. He unabashedly stood for what was right — always. I had the honor of repeatedly working alongside John Lewis while serving as chair of the Legislative Black Caucus in...

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ACLU sues City of Flint Clerk’s office over absentee ballot concerns
Jul17

ACLU sues City of Flint Clerk’s office over absentee ballot concerns

By Jan Worth-Nelson and Tom Travis Concerns about processing of absentee ballots have led to a complaint by The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan against the Flint City Clerk’s office seeking to account for absentee ballot requests submitted to the clerk and getting the ballots out to voters in time for the upcoming Aug. 4 and Nov. 3 elections. In a press release issued this morning, the ACLU said, “Flint...

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Sloan Museum receives $400K from Hagerman Foundation for new early childhood gallery
Jul17

Sloan Museum receives $400K from Hagerman Foundation for new early childhood gallery

By Jan Worth-Nelson A new $400,000 grant from the Flint-based Hagerman Foundation to the Sloan Museum of Discovery will provide funding for a new early childhood gallery, and brings the Flint science and history museum to within $2 million of its $27.6 million fundraising goal, Sloan Executive Director Todd Slisher announced today. The latest donation brings the Hagerman Foundation’s contributions to the museum to a total of $1...

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Commentary:  An August primary primer–how it’s different and why its important
Jul12

Commentary: An August primary primer–how it’s different and why its important

By Paul Rozycki In a time of the COVID-19 virus, economic shutdowns, Black Lives Matter protests, and 500-year floods, it’s difficult to focus on something as routine as an August primary election.  Even in “normal” times, the primary is often overshadowed by summer vacations, county fairs, and car cruises, and the turnout is usually low.  But this August 4, voters will have opportunity to cast their ballots in what may be one of the...

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Free COVID testing for Flint residents returns to Shiloh MBC Thursday and Friday
Jul07

Free COVID testing for Flint residents returns to Shiloh MBC Thursday and Friday

The City of Flint has issued the following announcement: “FLINT, Michigan—Free COVID-19 testing will return on Thursday and Friday to Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church through the continued partnership of state, county and local entities. Testing at Shiloh has been extremely popular with residents with more than 1,200 tests conducted during two previous testing cycles [starting Memorial Day weekend]. The testing site tends to...

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