FACES of Flint available now
Jul28

FACES of Flint available now

Following Tuesday night’s premiere of the two new videos “FACES OF FLINT: a message from the anvil of America’s democracy,” both are available here: Video One (six minute version) Video Two:  

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City Clerk announces 11,000 absentee ballots issued and 3,500 ballots have been returned; Clerk says her office is “sincere”, “honest” and “working hard 24/7”
Jul28

City Clerk announces 11,000 absentee ballots issued and 3,500 ballots have been returned; Clerk says her office is “sincere”, “honest” and “working hard 24/7”

  By Tom Travis City Clerk Inez Brown attempted to assure the community that her office is “honest, sincere and working hard 24/7” to see that the voting process is carried out. In a press conference held in the lobby of Flint City Hall Tuesday morning Brown announced that 11,455 absentee ballots have been issued and 3,574 ballots have been returned. Brown said this is a 31.2% return rate. Pending litigation with ACLU...

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How to spend a million in Flint:  Mott Foundation wants to know
Jul28

How to spend a million in Flint: Mott Foundation wants to know

By Jan Worth-Nelson Flint residents have until Aug. 11 to vote on how the city’s largest and most dominant foundation should spend $1 million. Last November the C.S. Mott Foundation asked Flint residents to suggest how to spend $1 million on Flint neighborhoods.  There was no shortage of response.  The foundation heard from more than 440 people, who offered 625 ideas. Foundation officials shaped the suggestions into 70 projects...

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Education Beat:  Flint schools start new school year amid great uncertainty
Jul25

Education Beat: Flint schools start new school year amid great uncertainty

By Harold C. Ford Amid great uncertainty, Flint Community Schools (FCS) begin a new year in August amidst great uncertainty.   Sources of uncertainty emanate from international, national, state, and local levels of our pandemic-plagued world. Already weighted down by numerous challenges, FCS is moving into the 2020-2021 school year beset by an erratic pandemic, an unpredictable federal government, indeterminate revenue sources, the...

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Judge rules in favor of voters’ rights and calls for accountability in City Clerk’s office
Jul24

Judge rules in favor of voters’ rights and calls for accountability in City Clerk’s office

By Tom Travis Voters’ rights and prospects for proper processing of absentee ballot applications and ballots received a shot in the arm Thursday from Judge Celeste Bell of the 7th Circuit Court. Bell ruled in favor of a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) ordering the Flint City Clerk to comply with several terms including the Clerk’s office increasing open hours and days. In addition the judge ordered the...

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Flint Public Library opens in temporary quarters with COVID precautions in place
Jul23

Flint Public Library opens in temporary quarters with COVID precautions in place

By Coner Segren After a months-long closure due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Flint Public Library reopens its doors to the public at its temporary location in Courtland Center Mall today, July 23. Conditions for the “phased re-opening” include face masks, social distancing, frequent sanitizing, the use of “quarantine bins” for item returns, a 25-patron occupancy limit, and a one-hour browsing...

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