5 Flint city council members, mayor no shows for special COVID-19 meeting

Flint, MI– Two Flint city council members called for a special council meeting to be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18, but only two other members showed up. Councilman Eric Mays and Councilwoman Jerri Winfrey-Carter requested the special meeting to discuss the State of Emergency article in Flint City Code as it relates to the […]

Sen. Kamala Harris: Opening a business during COVID-19 is ‘brave’

Flint, MI—Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris toured downtown Flint on Tuesday, making it a point to visit black-owned businesses. Her first stop was at Comma Bookstore & Social Hub. A crowd gathered across the street to see her greet several business owners, including Comma Bookstore owner Egypt Otis. Otis said Harris commended her for […]

Whitmer details plan to give tuition-free college to essential workers

Lansing, MI—About 625,000 essential workers in Michigan who worked outside their home during the state’s stay-at-home order will be eligible for tuition-free college, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday. Futures for Frontliners, the plan detailed by Whitmer on Thursday, was initially announced in April. The plan is inspired by the G.I. Bill, which provided college education […]

Bishop Airport first in the country to use ‘Smart Helmets’ capable of monitoring body temperatures

Flint, MI—The future is now. Police officers in Flint’s own Bishop International Airport have become the first in the country to use ‘smart helmets’ capable of monitoring an individual’s body temperatures both while on the move and at a distance.  While the helmets, made by the Italian company KeyBiz, may not quite live up to […]

Three Flint Churches to Host Barrier-Free COVID-19 Testing

Flint, MI— Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Sept. 2 that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with community organizations across the state to launch 12 barrier-free COVID-19 testing sites, three of which will be in Flint. Flint’s sites will be the Word of Life Church, Bethel United Methodist Church and Macedonia Baptist […]


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