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City of Flint Announces New Timeline for Charter Review Commission Election

The City of Flint has announced a new timeline for the election of a charter review commission.

In a news release from the city, Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley said "Flint City Attorney Peter Bade and outside counsel have had further discussions with election law experts regarding the timing of the charter review commission election

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FBI Data Shows Crimes in Flint in 2013 Down

Crime in Flint in 2013 is down according to new data released from the FBI on Monday. MLive says even though Flint's population fell from 2012 to 2013, the FBI Uniform Crime Report shows that categories of overall violent crime, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries and motor thefts each fell at least 30 percent. The arson category saw the biggest drop of just over 51 percent.

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Flint Provides Information for Residents Wishing to be Elected to Charter Review Commission

The City of Flint has released information for residents interested in being elected to the charter review commission following the approval of a general charter revision by voters last week. Nine commission positions will need to be filled by election with candidates elected at large as provided by the Home Rule City Act

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Flint EM Considering All Options for Replacing Departing Council Members

Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley is reviewing options for replacing two departing city council members according to MLive. In a news conference on Thursday, Earley said he wants individuals who

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Longway Planetarium to Close in January to Undergo Renovation

On January 5th, Longway Planetarium will close to undergo a massive renovation. According to ABC 12, the inside will be gutted to make way for the future which includes putting in an all new dome, seats and audio system. The entire project is expected to cost $1.8 million and the majority of the funding came from the C.S. Mott Foundation which co

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What You Need to Know About Saturday’s Michigan Food, Beer and Wine Fest

The third year of the Michigan Food, Beer and Wine Fest is going to be the best one yet and happens this Saturday (November 8th) at the new Flint Farmer's Market!

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Flint’s Ananich Elected Next Leader of Michigan’s Senate Democratic Caucus

State Senator Jim Ananich of Flint has been elected the next leader of the Michigan Senate Democrats replacing the outgoing Senator Gretchen Whitmer who was term limited. The announcement came on Thursday afternoon and Ananich will begin his leadership term in January when members elected to office earlier this month are sworn in

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Flint Emergency Manager Says Interviews for City Administrator Job to Begin Next Week

Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley announced that interviews for the new city administrator position will begin next week and will be open to the public. In a news release, Earley said applications were received for 27 candidates after a nationwide search

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Flint to Continue Flushing Fire Hydrants; Warn of Possible Discoloration

The City of Flint says the Water Service Center will continue to perform fire hydrant flushing this fall as part of the department's overall system maintenance plan. In a news release, the city says the hydrant flushing currently taking place is in preparation for the winter season and is part of the city's effort to provide high quality water to its residents and businesses

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Residents Vote to Revise Flint’s Charter for First Time in 40 Years

Unofficial results from Tuesday show Flint residents voting to rewrite the city's charter for the first time in 40 years. According to MLive, 56 percent had approved (at time of writing) Proposal 1 which wi

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