Commentary: The right to vote — It’s not just about Democrats or Republicans. It’s about democracy.
May28

Commentary: The right to vote — It’s not just about Democrats or Republicans. It’s about democracy.

By Paul Rozycki Guess what?  There was cheating in the 2020 election.  And guess what? There was so little of it, in a nation of 330 million, that it scarcely mattered.  And from what we know, there were both Republicans and Democrats doing it.  According to a Washington Post survey, there were 16 cases of cheating last year—about one for every 10 million votes cast. Even the Republican leaning Heritage Foundation claimed to have...

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Sports Beat: Flint City Bucks open defense of USL2 championship  with convincing 3-1 win over Toledo
May27

Sports Beat: Flint City Bucks open defense of USL2 championship with convincing 3-1 win over Toledo

By Harold C. Ford “It’s hard defending a national championship; it’s harder winning one.” –Dan Duggan, chairman and CEO, Flint City Bucks The Flint City Bucks football [soccer] club opened the 2021 season with a convincing 3-1 win over Toledo Villa Football Club May 15 at Atwood Stadium before a reported 1700 fans.   The Bucks’ next home match [game] is set for Saturday, May 29 against the Dayton Dutch Lions.  Start time...

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$46 million in stimulus funds land in city’s coffers:  online survey asks Flint residents what to do with it
May26

$46 million in stimulus funds land in city’s coffers: online survey asks Flint residents what to do with it

By Tom Travis A check for $46 million was deposited into the City of Flint’s bank account last Wednesday, according to the city’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Shelbi Frayer. It is the first payment from the federal government’s American Rescue Plan stimulus money. Recently the U.S. Treasury updated the amount Flint would receive from $99 million to $94 million. Frayer said in a follow-up email that she expects...

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Redistricting, social equity and water costs among topics discussed at Flint Neighborhoods United monthly virtual session
May26

Redistricting, social equity and water costs among topics discussed at Flint Neighborhoods United monthly virtual session

By Coner Segren Potential Michigan redistricting losses based on Census-2020 numbers, establishment of a new urban institute dedicated to social equity at the UM – Flint,  a proposal  to study a flat rate for water in the City of Flint, and the Genesee County Land Bank’s Clean and Green program were among topics discussed at the latest Flint Neighborhoods United (FNU) meeting.  FNU still holds its monthly meetings by Zoom....

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Flint’s Pride Festival continues to reflect community identities and prioritize health
May25

Flint’s Pride Festival continues to reflect community identities and prioritize health

By Melodee Mabbitt  This year, Flint’s Pride Festival will once again be shaped in response to the need for disease prevention and centered on supporting identities that are most vulnerable within Flint’s LGBTQ+ communities. In response to COVID-19 precautions, planning is underway for Flint’s Pride to include its annual cookout and a series of small events throughout the coming summer, rather than the annual festival in June.  It...

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Lapeer MCC campus hosts COVID-19 vaccination Spring Drive-Up event on Friday, May 21
May13

Lapeer MCC campus hosts COVID-19 vaccination Spring Drive-Up event on Friday, May 21

Hamilton Community Health Network is partnering with the Lapeer County Senior Coalition to provide a community wide COVID-19 vaccination event. The event will be hosted at Mott Community College’s Lapeer Campus by providing COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, May 21 located at 550 Lake Dr., Lapeer, MI. There will be 100 Johnson & Johnson vaccines available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until they run out, according to a press release....

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