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City of Flint expands Spanish language services with onsite translators

Flint, MI – Officials and community leaders announce a partnership that will help provide Spanish language services at city hall and certain events — Something that Latinx leaders say is a move toward closing information gaps. “For years, we’ve been talking about the issues of language access and the negative consequences when they aren’t accessible,”…

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Drag queens celebrate 300th show in downtown Flint

Flint, MI —For Dakota Cox, being part of the drag community is more than feathers and sequins. For her it is everything. “When you’re a person who is LGBT, when you’re young, sometimes your family doesn’t accept you or you don’t have people you can lean on,” Cox said. “So finding that family within the…

McFarlan Court Street Village redevelopment breaks ground

Flint, MI—Gregg Outen, 62, had resided in Flint for most of his adult life, and he hoped to return to the resurging downtown after living away from the city for some time. Outen, who has retired from the banking and retail industry, found his community in McFarlan Court Street Village, just a few blocks from…

Kettering students welcome new Learning Commons

Flint, MI—Students filled the spaces of Kettering University’s Learning Commons, studying for their finals at the end of the summer semester. Scholars scribbled math formulas on whiteboards and worked together in collaboration spaces, or d.spaces, while guests from the Learning Commons’ grand opening ceremony peered through the rooms’ glass walls, taking a closer look at…

New program could help Flint fund more ‘missing middle’ housing development

Flint, MI—The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has launched a new program to spur the creation of attainable housing across the state. The Missing Middle Housing Program was created through a $50 million allotment of Michigan’s American Rescue Plan Act funds and stands to help eligible Flint developers finance projects that rarely qualify for…

Flint Photos: A look back at the summer of ’22

Flint, MI–Another Summer in Flint, Mich. in the books. With the weather cooling off and the summer officially over as of Sept. 22, 2022, what better time than now to take a look back at a summer full of life? Take a look at the summer through the lenses of our photographers in the gallery…

Kettering University grads hope to change how people navigate Flint

Flint, MI—A company that began as a thesis project at a local university now hopes to become the go-to solution for micromobility infrastructure beyond its Flint, Mich. roots. KUHMUTE, founded by Kettering University graduates Peter Deppe and Scott Spitler in 2018, manufactures charging stations that can support a variety of micromobility vehicles—think not only e-scooters…

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Summer’s second PorchFest comes to Flint’s north side

Flint, MI—Flint Residents Organizing for the Good (F.R.O.G.) will be hosting the summer’s second PorchFest event on the city’s north side this weekend. The neighborhood celebration will be held Saturday, August 13 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Caniff Street, near Fleming Park, from Warrington Street to Wiser Street. “We’re looking for another fun…

Really Cool Comic Con draws cosplayers, celebrities, fans to Flint

Flint, MI — Anime heroes, or at least fans dressed as them, rubbed elbows with Marvel villains and video game characters alike at Really Cool Comic Con in the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Mich. over the weekend on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Along with vendors selling everything from Lego minifigures to imported Japanese toys,…

Really Cool Comic Con returns to Flint in August

Flint, MI–Really Cool Comic Con is set to return to Flint’s Dort Financial Center the weekend of Aug. 6 and 7, 2022. “We have created a unique experience that has grown to be Michigan’s largest summer comic con,” said Michael Blagborne, Operations Director for Really Cool Comic Con LLC, which is now in its second…

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Flint’s Capitol Theatre to offer free, self-guided tours during Bikes on the Bricks

Flint, MI—The Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint, Mich. will be open for free, self-guided tours during Bikes on the Bricks this weekend. The tours will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, and feature a behind-the-scenes look at the theater, from dressing rooms to historical artwork, according to a press…

Flint Board of Ed. candidates host August campaign events

Flint, MI—For August 2022, five candidates running for Flint Community Schools Board of Education are hosting a series of “Meet and Greet” events in Flint’s nine wards. The slate of candidates is Michael Clack, Emily Doerr, Terae King Jr., Dylan Luna and Melody Relerford. They are among the 15 candidates who will be on the…

Flint City Clerk’s office open on Saturday, July 30 for absentee voters

Flint, MI—The City Clerk’s office will be open on Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow Flint-registered voters to vote by absentee ballot over the counter for the upcoming Primary Election, to be held on August 2, 2022.  Voters who may not have mailed their completed ballots to the City…

Bountiful Love Ministries to host 25th Anniversary Weekend Celebration

Flint, MI – Bountiful Love Ministries is celebrating 25 years of love, praise, and serving the Flint community with an Anniversary Weekend Celebration, on July 16 and 17, 2022 at the church located at 3432 W. Pasadena Ave. As part of the celebration, events will include a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, musical, and Sunday service with…

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Michigan officials issue order against Lockhart for Flint River chemical spill

Flint, MI—Officials are escalating their actions against Lockhart Chemical Company, which is responsible for the chemical spill along the Flint River in mid-June.  “We are embedded in making sure this doesn’t happen again and part of that is holding people accountable,” Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said at a press conference on Monday, Sept. 19,…

Cleanup, investigation efforts of Flint River chemical spill remain ongoing

Flint, MI—Nearly three months after the discovery of Lockhart Chemical Company’s spill along the Flint River, the no-contact order issued by the Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) remains in place.  Since late June, GCHD’s amended health order has advised people to avoid physical contact, fishing or water sports on the Flint River from Stepping Stone…

Here’s the schedule for Flint mobile food pantries in September 2022

Flint, MI—Mobile food pantries offering nutritious food are available throughout September, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced. Since 2016, MDHHS has partnered with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to provide mobile food pantries in Flint. This month, the pantries’ produce includes sweet corn, summer squash, hard squash, and cabbage. To…

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