Behind the Walls: Inside the criminal justice system to hold town hall meeting
Dec16

Behind the Walls: Inside the criminal justice system to hold town hall meeting

By Tom Travis The Behind the Walls: Inside the Criminal Justice System organization will be hosting a town hall zoom meeting from 12 noon to 1 p.m. (EST) Saturday, Dec. 18. The town hall will be hosted by Michael Anderson, founder and executive director of Behind the Walls. Those that want to attend are asked to RSVP at rsvp@usbtw.org or call toll free (800)672-9001. The event is sponsored by US Behind the Walls,  a prisoners’...

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Public meeting on city ward redistricting set for 1 p.m. Wed Dec. 8 by Flint Election Commission
Dec06

Public meeting on city ward redistricting set for 1 p.m. Wed Dec. 8 by Flint Election Commission

By Tom Travis The Flint Election Commission will hold a public meeting regarding the redrawing/redistricting of Flint’s nine wards at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8  in the City Council Committee room on the third floor of City Hall,  1101 S. Saginaw St.  according to a press release from City Clerk Inez Brown. EVM reported previously on Nov. 11, 2021 concerning the redrawing of the wards: The Flint city council and community members...

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Genesee Health Plan receives grant for $219,492 to help people enroll in health care
Dec03

Genesee Health Plan receives grant for $219,492 to help people enroll in health care

By Tom Travis Genesee Health Plan (GHP) has received a three-year federal Navigator Cooperative Agreement Award of $219,492 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The grant will fund what are called Support Navigators in Federally-facilitated Exchanges to help people access a variety of federally-funded health care services, including Obamacare and Medicare during open enrollment periods. Open Enrollment through...

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Averill Ave and Lapeer Road area site of this week’s mobile COVID vaccine unit – COVID third dose and booster information
Nov17

Averill Ave and Lapeer Road area site of this week’s mobile COVID vaccine unit – COVID third dose and booster information

By Tom Travis A mobile COVID-19 and flu vaccination unit will be in the neighborhoods surrounding Averill Avenue and Lapeer Road from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 20.  A new community collaboration is bringing COVID vaccines, water, meals and other resources to Flint neighborhoods again this week, with free lunch, COVID-19 vaccines and flu vaccines available. The approved pediatric COVID-19 vaccination is not...

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Hostile Terrain 94 art exhibit displayed at Farmer’s Market brings awareness to more than 3,200 immigrant deaths at U.S.-Mexico border
Nov13

Hostile Terrain 94 art exhibit displayed at Farmer’s Market brings awareness to more than 3,200 immigrant deaths at U.S.-Mexico border

By Tom Travis Hostile Terrain 94 is an art exhibit on display at Flint Farmer’s Market until Nov. 27. Created by UCLA anthropologist Jason De Leon the exhibit aims to raise awareness about the realities of the U.S-Mexico border, focusing on the deaths that have been happening almost daily since 1994 as a direct result of the Border Patrol policy known as “Prevention Through Deterrence” (PTD), described in materials...

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Bill to change “Good Time” policy for incarcerated prisoners focus of Michigan Justice Advocacy event Saturday, Oct. 9
Oct08

Bill to change “Good Time” policy for incarcerated prisoners focus of Michigan Justice Advocacy event Saturday, Oct. 9

By Tom Travis In the last 40 years, Michigan’s prison population has ballooned 71 percent, with State expenditures on prisons and the incarcerated also jumping from $330 million to $2.4 billion — an average of $44,000 per prisoner per year. These are among facts that the The Michigan Justice Advocacy (MJA) organization hopes to highlight in a Saturday, Oct. 9 event  to draw support and awareness to Michigan Senate Bill...

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