Flint Board of Education election: twelve candidates for three six-year positions
Oct19

Flint Board of Education election: twelve candidates for three six-year positions

By Harold Ford Assisted by EVM Editorial staff Tom Travis, Jan Worth-Nelson and Ted Nelson SCROLL DOWN FOR CANDIDATE PROFILES AT THE END OF THIS STORY “When parents are looking at where to send their kids (to school), there’s an awful lot of faith involved in the sense that, you may not have any money, but you’re investing your kid in a school district.  It’s the job of the school district, the challenge of the school district, to be...

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GOP leaders’ words “fan the flames” of domestic terrorism in Michigan, Kildee says
Oct17

GOP leaders’ words “fan the flames” of domestic terrorism in Michigan, Kildee says

By Tom Travis “Self-indulgent” Michigan GOP leaders try to “twist” the Whitmer kidnapping into a story about themselves, and by their words “fan the flames” of domestic terrorism, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (5th District) said in comments made while visiting the Flint Public Library (FPL) Friday. Kildee spoke to EVM about the kidnapping plot against Whitmer, the use of the term “militia,” the...

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Kildee visits Flint Public Library to discuss $2 billion Library Stabilization Act and announces grant money for local libraries
Oct17

Kildee visits Flint Public Library to discuss $2 billion Library Stabilization Act and announces grant money for local libraries

By Tom Travis Federal grants totalling $28,914 will help Michigan libraries address operational challenges during the pandemic. U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (D) announced the new grants during a visit to the Flint Public Library (FPL) on Friday, where he received an update on the Kearsley Street Flint Public Library building renovation project by Kay Schwartz FPL director. “I am proud to announce these federal grants to...

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Local surgeon’s car collection revs up donations for area programming at Sloan and Flint Institute of Music
Oct16

Local surgeon’s car collection revs up donations for area programming at Sloan and Flint Institute of Music

By Tom Travis Car collector and local surgeon Bobby Mukkamala says every one of the 75 classic cars in his collection has a story explaining why he was attracted to it–and those stories are entertaining.  In an upcoming fundraising event for the Sloan Museum and Flint Institute of Music (FIM) Mukkamala will take visitors on a virtual tour of his massive collection and share some of those stories. “For example,” he...

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Cash prizes offered in Step Up, Pick Up program; blight, environmental clean-up and distracted driving discussed at Flint Neighborhoods Meeting
Oct13

Cash prizes offered in Step Up, Pick Up program; blight, environmental clean-up and distracted driving discussed at Flint Neighborhoods Meeting

By Coner Segren The Step Up, Pick Up program will combine fitness with community litter pickup, offering cash prizes of $1000 (1st prize), $500 (2nd prize) and $250 (3rd prize). The program will offer cash prizes to community groups that pick up the most trash and debris in their areas. Groups can collect trash from Oct. 19-25 to address litter in their areas and compete for the prizes. Groups must sign up and complete a form at the...

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Public electronic meetings nixed by Supreme Court action; City Council, EAB cancel.
Oct12

Public electronic meetings nixed by Supreme Court action; City Council, EAB cancel.

By Tom Travis Moments before the Flint City Council was to hold their bi-monthly Monday evening meeting a public notice was sent out from the City Clerk’s staff notifying the public that the meeting was cancelled. The notice was signed by Council President Monica Galloway (7th Ward) and Council Vice-president Maurice Davis (2nd Ward). Also, Monday evening Tane Dorsey, Flint’s Ombudsperson, sent out a public notice that the...

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