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Flint Beat among 10 news outlets chosen for yearlong advertising program

Ten independent online news publishers from across the country have been chosen to participate in a yearlong program that will offer assistance in building advertising support for local journalism, LION Publishers announced this month Chosen from a group of 79 applicants to participate in RAMP — the Revenue from Advertising Mentorship Program — were: Adrian […]

Former Emergency Manager set to lead Flint Schools

FLINT, MI — A former state emergency manager is set to lead Flint Community Schools as interim superintendent. The Flint Community Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Gregory Weatherspoon to lead the district during a Wednesday, March 14, 2018 meeting. The move comes after the board placed Flint Schools’ top administrators on leave […]

Panelists to discuss justice, economic dignity for women

FLINT, MI — Local, state and national leaders will start International Women’s Day with a panel discussion focused on justice and economic dignity for women during the Women’s Issues and Education Breakfast on Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mott Community College Regional Technology Center located at 1401 E. […]

Opinion: Flint PD owes residents an apology for abusive behavior displayed in documentary

(This commentary was written by a Flint resident who wished to remain anonymous after reviewing his story. His identify has been verfied by Flint Beat staff.) The City of Flint police department has run amok. I never thought I would write that about the city’s understaffed, 100-officer police outfit, but Netflix’s new tell-all documentary “Flint […]

Flint officials issue water boil advisory alert for downtown buildings

FLINT, MI — Officials have issued boil advisory alerts for two downtown Flint buildings. According to a press release issued by Flint Spokeswoman Kristin Moore, crews are working on a water main break on that may impact the water quality at the Ferris Wheel Building and the Dryden Building on Saginaw Street. The break is […]

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Special forum to focus on Flint pipe replacement program, water quality

FLINT, MI — Officials are set to hold a special forum focused on Mayor Karen Weaver’s FAST Start program and the Flint Water Quality Improvement program. The forum will be held Feb. 1, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Mott Community College Event Center at 1401 E. Court Street. Weaver along with the Director of […]

60 Opportunities for Professional, Personal Growth in 2018

FLINT, MI – Whether you want to get your finances in order or bring a business idea to fruition, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce offers the resources to help make your goals a reality. In 2018, the Chamber will provide more than 60 workshops and seminars that are relevant to a variety of […]

Scientific information is the key to democracy in areas like Flint

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has deleted key statistics on its web page about the percentage of Puerto Ricans living without drinking water and electricity. In this photo from October 2017, Roberto Figueroa Caballero sits in his wall-less home after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File) By Scott McKenzie, University of […]