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Finley: Stop making politics a crime

The smackdown delivered to Attorney General Dana Nessel by the Michigan Supreme Court last week was about as big a wallop as it gets. The unanimous ruling and a separate concurrence basically accused the AG's office of subverting justice and manipulating the law to press its unwarranted vendetta against then-Gov. Rick Snyder and eight members of his team in the Flint water crisis.
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Riverfront Saginaw Is A Happening Place!

Anticipation is building for the huge Independence Day display over Riverfront Saginaw. It all starts Monday morning with the raising of a giant flag over the Court Street Bridge. Volunteers are needed to report at 9:30 to help raise the flag at 10. Then volunteers are needed again at 4 as Old Glory is lowered.
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Flint Roller Derby: The most slept on league in the city

FLINT, MI -- Over the last decade, roller derby has become one of the fastest growing women’s sports in the world. The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) currently has 445 member leagues on six continents globally, including the local team, Flint Roller Derby (FRD). FRD became an...

Man, woman injured in Flint shooting

FLINT, MI -- A shooting outside a Flint home left two people seriously injured Saturday morning, police said. The shooting took place just before 5 a.m. July 2 outside of a residence in the 2700 block of Sloan Street in Flint, according to the Flint Police Department. At the scene,...

Southwest revs up the bats to reach Little League district title round

HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, MI – Every inning is a new opportunity to score. And Bay City Southwest took advantage of every chance it got. Southwest did considerable damage with its bats in every inning, romping to a 25-4 victory over Bay County Eastside in the Little League baseball district tournament for age 11-and-under.
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UMich study finds correlation between Flint water crisis and poor academic performance

A recent University of Michigan study found a correlation between the Flint water crisis and a decrease in academic performance for school-age children. In April 2014, the city of Flint switched its drinking water supply from Detroit’s system to the Flint River to save money. However, later studies revealed elevated levels of lead in the blood of the city’s residents. The city switched its water source to Lake Huron in 2015, but the damage had already been done—approximately 99,000 residents had already been exposed to lead poisoning. Former Governor Rick Snyder and eight former state officials faced criminal charges for the Flint water crisis in 2021.

Loons shut out Dragons, 1-0

After scoring 19 runs and allowing 19 runs combined in their previous two games, the Great Lakes Loons flexed their pitching muscle and earned a 1-0 victory over the Dayton Dragons on Saturday night in front of 4,320 fans at Dow Diamond.

Grand Funk’s ‘We’re an American Band’ Backstory

It was a time of change for the power trio from Flint, Mich., of Mark Farner (guitar), Don Brewer (drums) and Mel Schacher (bass). After the just-formed band had played the 1969 Atlanta International Pop Festival, winning an enthusiastic crowd response and a subsequent deal with Capitol Records, Grand Funk Railroad quickly rose to gold album sales status on their first two releases and then platinum with 1970’s Closer To Home, and become a popular act on the rock concert circuit.

Holy smokes! A look at this year’s 5th Annual Michigan Rib Fest

When making that perfect rack of ribs, you must smoke them on low heat and, after several hours, take a look - absolute perfection. Charlie Weston of Charlie’s Smoking BBQ was up early Sunday, prepping for another jam-packed day at Michigan Rib Fest. “For me, it’s the smoke and...