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Flint City Council puts end to threats of property liens during city’s water crisis

FLINT, MI – The Flint City Council voted 8 – 0 in favor of a moratorium putting a stop to potential liens on thousands of properties in Flint for overdue utility bills. The decision came after Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s office issued lien threat notices to nearly 8,000 Flint property owners. “This is not right,” […]

Flint City Council calls special meeting to put a stop to property liens

FLINT, MI – The Flint City Council has called a special meeting in hopes of putting a stop to threats of property liens for nonpayment of water bills. The move comes after Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s office issued letters to thousands of Flint property owners saying liens will be placed on some Flint properties for […]

Mott Community College student’s Flint water crisis artwork gains attention on Facebook

FLINT, MI – The assignment was simple. Create a piece of art focused on a cause or an issue. But the issue that Kawatha Tobias, an art student at Mott Community College, chose is one she lives every day – the Flint water crisis. “There was a long list of different things I could have […]

Recall efforts may launch another mayor’s race for Flint

FLINT, MI – If backers of a recall effort to remove Flint Mayor Karen Weaver make good on collecting nearly 6,000 signatures Flint could have another mayor’s race. According to the Michigan recall law, people wanting to compete for the mayor’s seat would have to collect 900 signatures to be put on the November ballot […]

Guns heading to online auction in hopes of bringing more money to Flint

FLINT, MI – A number of guns are heading to an online auction after Flint City Council members said yes to a request from Flint Police Chief Tim Johnson to sell a stockpile of firearm inventory. Johnson said he didn’t have details as to exactly how many guns but did say it could be thousands and […]

Flint City Council appoints residents to Community Block Grant funds advisory council

FLINT, MI — The Flint City Council appointed community members to the advisory council that oversees  recommendations for the city’s Community Development Block Grant funds. The council voted 8 to 1 to appoint seven residents to the City Wide Advisory Council, the group that makes recommendations to the Flint City Council regarding Community Development Block Grant […]

Council and mayor at odds over Flint’s damage claim policy

FLINT, MI — Flint City Council President Kerry Nelson says he is set to call a special meeting after Mayor Karen Weaver vetoed a resolution to have damage claims $2,500 or more come before council for approval. “She has been pushing to keep it at $10,000,” Nelson said. “At the end of the day all […]

Health officials warn of third bacterium since Flint’s water crisis

FLINT, MI – One Flint woman says she hasn’t been able to safely go into her home since December 2016 after researchers found a rare bacterium in her water. “I’ve been screaming about it on and off on my Facebook page since November,” said Florlisa Stebbins. “My doctors say they will never be able to […]

Sneaker boutique holds Air Jordan I Retro High “Royal” fundraiser to raise money for Flint water crisis

HUNTINGTON, NY – There are two things Chase Ceparano knew when he was growing up. He would escape poverty and he would give back. Those reasons have fueled his desire to raise money and awareness for Flint’s water crisis even if it’s from his sneaker boutique in Huntington, NY. “Everything that my team and I […]

Man who called Flint’s mayor a ‘Black Racist’ says he doesn’t want any trouble

ROSEVILLE, MI – The man behind a postcard sent to Mayor Karen Weaver says he only wrote it after he disagreed with comments he says she made about President Donald Trump. “I was upset about it and when I hear someone being mean to someone else I have to do something about it,” said Edward […]