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Year’s Second Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup Begins this Weekend

The Michigan Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to be on the lookout this weekend as the year's second Adopt- A-Highway pickup begins this weekend. Thousands of volunteers will pick up litter along state roadways beginning Saturday and running through Sunday, July 20th

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courtesy U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee
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U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee Statement on Illegal Immigration, District Involvement

Congressman Dan Kildee, who represents Michigan's Fifth Congressional District, released a statement on the ongoing crisis of undocumented women and children crossing the U.S. - Mexico border:

“The U.S.

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Detroit to Hike Price of Water for Genesee County Suburbs

A deal for Genesee County suburbs to continue buying water from the City of Detroit comes with a price hike of 20 percent according to MLive.

Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright says a pending deal

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AAA Michigan: Gas Prices Drop Over Ten Cents

Gas prices dropped following the Fourth of July holidays, AAA Michigan reports. Michigan's currents statewide average is just over $3.78 per gallon, almost 11 cents less than last week.

Gas prices in and around the Flint area are slightly less than the statewide average with prices around $3

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Work on I-69 to Begin in Genesee County

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced that work will begin on I-69 in Genesee County next week. MDOT will be making pavement repairs on I-69 between M-15 and Center Road, as well as constructing temporary crossovers and widened shoulders in preparation for next year's reconstruction

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Update on Alleged Door-to-Door Scam / Public Safety Hazard in Genesee Twp.

UPDATED 7/7 (3:30p): Multiple citizens in Genesee Township have expressed concern about the unusual behavior of a door-to-door salesman in the area. Find out all the updated details and everything you need to know to be safe here.

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MDOT Suspends Construction for Fourth of July Holiday

The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced that they will suspend construction on 110 of 145 projects across the state in an effort to make travel easier for Fourth of July travelers.

Beginning at 3 p

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Storms Leave Close to 1,000 Without Power in Genesee County

Storms that blew through most of southeastern Michigan on Monday night have left close to 1,000 without power in parts of Genesee County. According to WNEM, the latest numbers from Consumers Energy are:

  • 110 customers are without power north of Gaines
  • 71 customers are without power in Gaines
  • 621 customers without power between Swartz Creek and Mundy Township near Bishop International Airport
  • 77 customers without power north of Baldwin Road
  • 92 customers without power in Clayton Township
  • A number of small outages within the City of Flint, Davison and Grand Blanc

Restoration times are not immediately available. To see the latest outages and estimated restoration times from Consumers Energy, click here.

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AAA: Gas Prices Up Slightly in Last Week, Significantly Higher Than Last Year

Pre-holiday gas prices rose slightly according to AAA Michigan. The current statewide average is just under $3.89 per gallon, about two cents more than last week, and about 40 cents higher than last year at the same time

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General Motors Adding Solar Panels to Local Facilities

General Motors has announced it will be increasing its renewable energy use by adding three acres of solar arrays at two local facilities.

GM's processing center in Swartz Creek and engine plant in Flint will be outfitted with 150-kilowatt, ground mount solar arrays which are expected to generate a combined 400,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy per year to the facilities grids

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