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MTA Flint bus rides are free on Sundays and $1 until March

Flint, MI—Flint Metropolitan Transportation Authority has extended its temporary fare reduction and free Sunday ride offerings until Mar. 1.  Primary, peak period, and fixed route fares have been reduced from $1.75 to $1. Demand response and Your Ride fares have been reduced from $3.50 to $2.  Customers can also purchase primary route monthly passes for […]

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Flint school board selects Adrian Walker to fill board vacancy

Flint, MI— The Flint Schools Board of Education have selected Adrian Walker to fill a board vacancy. The board voted to for Walker to join the board at a special meeting Jan. 15. Walker was one of several people to apply for the position–normally a position decided upon by a public vote–after Anita Moore, who was […]

Flint Schools fined $15K for asbestos found at Northwestern High School

Flint, MI— Flint Schools are facing $15,000 in fines for an asbestos violation in the former Northwestern High School found during a MIOSHA inspection in May 2020.   The district was first penalized $25,000 but has since negotiated the lower settlement amount. Board members will vote to approve the final settlement terms at the Jan. 20 […]

Snyder’s attorney says ‘fatally flawed’ charges should be dismissed

Flint, MI– During the pretrial hearing former Gov. Rick Snyder’s attorney said Snyder’s charges were not only false, but also made in the wrong county.  Attorney Brian Lennon said he sent a letter to Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud’s office last night regarding these claims, but has not yet heard back.  “The indictment is fatally flawed […]

Judge Judith Levy to make a decision on Flint water lawsuit settlement this week

Flint, MI– U.S. District Court Judge Judith Levy is expected to announce her decision regarding the $641.25 million Flint water crisis settlement this week.  The State of Michigan announced the settlement in August of last year. At that time, it was worth $600 million. In November, McLaren Regional Medical Center and Rowe Professional Services joined […]

Flint community groups to hold virtual event to honor Dr. King, and fight for justice in Flint

Flint, MI– “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Those are the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the message that Flint community groups will be discussing tonight during a virtual event to celebrate Dr. King, and demand justice for Flint.  Michigan United, the M.A.D.E. Institute, Environmental Transformation Movement of Flint, and […]

How a flurry of suspicious phone calls set investigators on Rick Snyder’s Trail

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder knew about a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Flint as early as October 2014, when there was still a significant amount of time to save lives. That was the accusation of investigators looking into the Flint water crisis, according to documents compiled as part of a three-year investigation and obtained by The Intercept. […]

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Vice President Mike Pence to campaign in Flint this week

Vice President Mike Pence will visit Flint on Wednesday for a rally at Bishop International Airport just six days before voting ends. At least five of Pence’s aides recently tested positive for COVID-19, including chief of staff Marc Short and outside political advisor Marty Obst, CNN reported. Pence is considered a close contact with at […]

It’s her first time voting, she’s making sure she’s not alone

Flint, MI–This presidential election will be the first one Ashley McIntosh is eligible to vote in, and she can’t wait.  “This election is the election of my lifetime,” said the 21-year-old. “This my first time voting and I’ll be damned if I’m never voting again.” She’s also on a mission to make sure everyone else […]

Friday Night Jazz Offers Free Socially Distanced Live Music

Flint, MI—For eighteen years Pat Cronley has been driving his truck, outfitted with a stage in back, to different events in the city, bringing people live music. This year marks a special year, as he has upgraded from the old 1973 Dodge to a newer and more reliable truck. This year is also the first […]

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Mott Foundation grants nearly $200k to support Flint neighborhood projects

Flint, Mich. — The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has granted a total of $192,007 to the Neighborhood Engagement Hub (NEH) to coordinate neighborhood cleanups and hire young people to assist with the work.  Mott announced in August that it would fully fund seven neighborhood projects and partially fund an eighth project — for a total […]

EPA to provide Flint update in virtual press conference Dec. 7

Flint, MI — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Kurt Thiede will be joined by Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley and other local officials at a virtual press conference on Monday to provide an update about the city’s drinking water system. Details When: 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time, Dec. 7  Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86365117936; or call-in: […]

City of Flint launches major push to Be Counted as Census deadline approaches

FLINT, Mich. — With just 20 days remaining to complete the 2020 Census, the City of Flint is coordinating a major push to encourage residents to BE COUNTED. A full count of Flint residents equates to approximately $3 billion in funding for Flint-area programs and services. That’s $300 million each of the next 10 years […]

United Way receives grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint for conversations on race, racism, and change

Flint, MI — The Community Foundation of Greater Flint awarded $8,000 to the United Way of Genesee County, on behalf of Community Roots, for the Courageous Conversations on Race, Racism, and Radical Change project. The grant will allow Community Roots to facilitate four community conversations that aim to engage residents of Flint and Genesee County […]

Flint Water Crisis

Nessel responds to criticisms that Snyder charges in Flint Water Crisis don’t go far enough

Lansing, MI–Attorney General Dana Nessel responded to concerns that criminal charges brought by her office against former Gov. Rick Snyder and other former state officials don’t go far enough during an MSNBC appearance Sunday evening. Nessel, appearing alongside Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, was shown clips from interviews with two Flint […]

Flintstones protest $641 million water settlement at steps of US District Court

Ann Arbor, MI–Flint residents recounted and relived some of their worst experiences from the Flint water crisis in front of the US District Court, where Judge Judith Levy will make the decision on whether or not to preliminarily approve a $641 million settlement from the state of Michigan. The demonstration, which started at 1 p.m. […]

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