“Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them.”

— Don Quixote

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Rest in Paint: Flint muralist remembered for generosity, kindness

Flint, MI–Just a few weeks before he died, Ryon Gonzalez finished painting the mural along the fence at the old Mega Coney Island.   Funky yellow, blue, pink and purple block letters spelled out “TIME FOR LOVE.” Gonzalez, 33, moved onto the front wall of the building next door, painting over the red bricks with […]

Genesee County Jail announces new partnerships to boost I.G.N.I.T.E. program

Flint, MI–Sheriff Chris Swanson announced on Wednesday new updates to the inmate education program at the Genesee County Jail, including a scholarship and a virtual reality station. The program, I.G.N.I.T.E., was announced last month and aims to “break the chains of generational incarceration.” Inmates are assessed for their reading and math levels, and then work […]

Flint Schools’ preliminary Count Day numbers look good, officials say

Flint, MI— October 7th was Count Day for Michigan schools, a day when student enrollment influences how much state aid a district receives. Flint Schools officials reported a preliminary count of 3,207 students, approximately 200 fewer than the 3,400 they initially budgeted.  The numbers still need to be certified by the state, so the final […]

Legislature codifies several Whitmer orders in marathon session

The Michigan Legislature passed more than a dozen bills related to the COVID-19 pandemic during a marathon session that ran past 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, including to extend unemployment benefits, provide liability protections to businesses and implement task force recommendations on nursing homes. Senate Bill 886, which extends unemployment benefit eligibility from 20 weeks to […]