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Habitat for Humanity presents ReStore

GENESEE COUNTY — The first edition of the ReStore Round-Up, an email newsletter from Genesee County Habitat for Humanity is now available online. It features new merchandise, sales and coupons for the Habitat ReStore, 101 Burton Street in Flint. This month, the site is posting brand new items from Ethan Allen Furniture available for sale at the Habitat ReStore. All proceeds from sales will help build homes, community and hope in Genesee County. Sign up to receive the email at https:// optin?v=001cE7QhWa2OWx-6ZfUa5458rvCTEoO26k0WAcb6faiOnmJpeDqUVEFh

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The Habitat ReStore is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday – Saturday. – R.S.

Get ready to shred

FLINT TWP. – The autumn Township Shredding Day is set for 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 30 at the township administrative building, 1490 S. Dye Road. Township residents are allowed to bring up to two boxes of documents per vehicle. That applies to paper only. Items that will not be accepted include large binder clips, prescription pill bottles, vinyl notebooks (binders) and hard cover books, said Clerk Kathy Funk. Shredding Day is scheduled once in the spring and once in the fall when a shredder truck is brought to the parking lot to handle sensitive documents. — R.S.

Top universities to join AutoMobili-D in Detroit for 2018 NAIAS

DETROIT – The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in partnership with Magna International, has announced that Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Clemson University have joined an ever-growing list of acclaimed universities from across the U.S. and Canada that will showcase their schools’ mobility and automotive focuses as part of AutoMobili-D during the auto show January 14-21, 2018 The inaugural launch of AutoMobili-D last January featured more than 180 brands, ranging from automakers, to suppliers, to tech startups as well as universities and government organizations – R.S.

Peters cosponsors campaign finance reform

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) has cosponsored two bills to increase transparency in campaign finance and reduce the influence of special interests in Congressional elections. The Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act will require outside groups that spend over $10,000 on election advertising, including super PACs, to disclose their donors and source of funding within 24 hours.

“For too long, our campaign finance system has given big corporations the ability to spend millions of dollars on federal elections – silencing the voices of Michigan middle class families in the process,” said Senator Peters. – L.R.

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