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Race, privilege topic of 10-minute plays FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre will present “Facing Our Truth,” a collection of 10-minute plays that examine race and privilege, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. In light of the George Zimmerman verdict, The New Black Fest commissioned six very diverse playwrights to write 10-minute plays on the topics of Trayvon Martin, race and/or […]

Downtown Flint Trolley hits streets

FLINT — Getting around downtown Flint is about to get easier. The Downtown Flint Trolley began operating last week, offering free rides to visitors, college students and residents to get in and around downtown. The trolley — a 27-passenger, handicap accessible, environmentally friendly vehicle – will operate Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays to shuttle shoppers and restaurant-goers through downtown, to local […]


Chrome & Ice show coming up Feb. 10-11

FLINT — Back to the Bricks and Buick will sponsor the upcoming annual winter indoor car show Chrome and Ice, which is set for Feb. 10-11 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint. The theme for this year’s event is “MORE.” The 2017 Chrome and Ice event will be larger and more spectacular than ever before, featuring […]

Rep. Kildee introduces bill on ethics

Watchdog groups give state an 'F' for ethics

FLINT — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) has introduced his first piece of legislation in the 115th Congress aimed at cleaning up state government in Michigan and other state legislatures across the country. Congressman Kildee’s legislation, The Make State Government More Open, Honest, and Transparent Act, would require states like Michigan to adopt common sense ethics laws which promote transparency and […]

Reading is fundamental

A generous donation from Jan Crawford, a Davison Middle School teacher, made it possible for four books each to go home with students at Dillon Elementary, in Mrs. Heron’s and Mrs. Welch’s class.

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Painless Chiropractic now Kennedy Decompression Technique certified FENTON — Dr. James Ide and the staff at the Painless Chiropractic of Fenton are pleased to announce that they are now certified in the Kennedy Decompression Technique. The Kennedy Decompression Technique is a credible, decompression certification course which involves 12 hours of online training and 12 hours of hands on decompression training. […]

Baker College’s Cyber Defense Club wins again

FLINT TWP. — The student Cyber Defense Club at Baker College’s Flint campus can add another victory to its growing list, thanks to the great turnout for its first Computer Fix-IT. Through the two-day event, Dec. 29-30, about 25 students and faculty members serviced more than 250 computers at no cost for approximately 150 community members. There was a line […]

Is Flint area included in optimistic forecast?

FLINT TWP. — Two Federal Reserve economists painted an upbeat 2017 economic outlook for Michigan but some audience members questioned whether that forecast applies to the Flint area. Paul Traub and Martin Lavelle, both economists for the Federal Reserve Bank Chicago-Detroit branch, gave their annual economic presentation last week at Baker College-Flint. Based on several indicators such as retail sales, […]

Public notices in paper critical to democracy

Last week the Michigan House of Representatives began their 99th session. The first bill introduced deals with an important issue … rolling back Michigan’s income tax. The second bill, HB-4002, introduced by Rep. Rob Verheulen, R-Walker is a replica of the bill introduced in the last two sessions by former Rep. Amanda Price R-Clark Township that would remove ALL public […]

Flint Troopers recognized for outstanding patrol

FLINT TWP. — Four Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers from the Flint Post on Corunna Road are recipients of the Cpl. Samuel A. Mapes Criminal Patrol and Investigation Award, according to an MSP press release. The four troopers were among those recognized at a ceremony in Lansing on Jan. 11. The award is named in honor of Corporal Mapes, an […]