Nestle Agrees to Provide Bottled Water to Three Flint Locations

Mayor Karen Weaver recently announced that Nestle Waters has agreed to provide bottled water to Flint residents. “We have been in conversation with representatives at Nestle Waters and they have generously agreed to provide the three Help Centers in Flint with bottled water for the next several months,” said Weaver. “I want to thank Nestle for their willingness to help the people of Flint. I also want to thank everyone who had a hand in helping to make this a reality, Senator Jim Ananich and Jamie Gaskin and his team…

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Marvin Jennings, Jr. Announces Candidacy for 7th Circuit Court

By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer Marvin Jennings Jr. has announced his candidacy for one of two open seats on Genesee County’s 7th Circuit Court.  He will join seven other candidates on the ballot in the Aug. 7 primary election.  The top four candidates will move on to the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Jennings said it was a chance encounter in the late 90s that sparked his interest in the field of law.  Once headed to medical school, he changed plans and opted to study law instead. Today,…

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Michigan Voters to Decide on Pot Legalization

By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer Michigan could soon join the growing list of states that have passed marijuana legalization measures. Now that the state Board of Canvassers has confirmed supporters of the ballot measure turned in enough valid signatures to qualify for the fall ballot, it will be up for voters to decide in November. If the measure passes, it would allow adults over the age of 21 to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. Marijuana retailers would be imposed a 10 percent excise tax…

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City Officials to Explore Legal Options Following PODS Shutdown  

 Governor’s Office Responds to Mayor’s Remarks   FLINT, Mich. — Mayor Karen Weaver said city officials feel they have no other choice but to exercise legal options to get the support still needed in Flint since Gov. Rick Snyder is no longer interested in discussing the water situation.  Mayor Weaver made the remarks following a meeting with the governor in Lansing on Monday, April 16.  Earlier this month, Gov. Synder announced Flint’s drinking water is safe to drink again and that the state-funded bottled water supply would end when current supplies…

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Local Activists to Take Water Fight to Lansing

Bus Caravan and Demonstration Planned for April 25th By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer FLINT, Mich. – A group of local activists said they plan to commemorate the four years since the start of Flint’s water crisis by taking their demands to Lansing.  Organizers with the group FlintH20Justice said they believe the city’s infrastructure was ruined by the decision to place money over the protection of human life when an emergency manager was appointed to oversee the affairs of the city.  In response, the group is coordinating a chartered bus…

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Sirius XM’s “Urban View Vote” to Address African American Voter Disenfranchisement

(The Network Journal) – SiriusXM has launched “Urban View Vote” – a nonpartisan, midterm election year voter registration campaign designed to raise awareness about voter registration opportunities throughout the fifty states.  SiriusXM’s Urban View channel will roll out an “Urban View Vote” vehicle to tour multiple states – visiting college campuses, community centers, and other key locations where citizens will get the information necessary to have a voice and join the ranks of America’s voters. The the tour kicked-off today in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and will focus on the African American…

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Local Prevention Group Says “No” to Legal Pot Use

By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer FLINT, Mich. – The Genesee County Prevention Coalition (GCPC) is hoping for more community involvement and dialogue around recreational marijuana. A spokesperson for the group said they are concerned that Flint and Genesee County residents are not talking more about marijuana and the dangers for youth.  The coalition is against legalized marijuana, except for medicinal purposes.  The coalition said it does not want to see Flint and Genesee County experience the same problems that have occurred in states that have passed recreational marijuana laws. …

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HerStory: Attorney Tabitha Marsh Poised to Make History

By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer  FLINT, Mich. – Attorney Tabitha Marsh is among the sisterhood of women who overcame early setbacks in life only to go on and accomplish great things both personally and professionally.  Now, at 39-years-old, Marsh is poised to ascend to even higher heights.  When the official list of candidates vying to fill three vacancies on the 7th Judicial Circuit Court is announced this spring, she will be among them. If successful, she will make history as the first African American female elected to the 7th…

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New City Council Ready to Get to Work

FLINT, Mich. – Change has come to City Hall in the form of five new council members who were sworn into office along with four incumbents on Monday, Nov. 13. Newcomers Maurice D. Davis, Santino J. Guerra, Jerri Winfrey-Carter, L. Allan Griggs and Eva Worthing joined incumbents Eric Mays, Kate Fields, Herbert J. Winfrey, and Monica S. Galloway in taking the oath of office, which was administered by City Clerk Inez Brown. Following a formal introduction to supporters inside City Council Chambers, each council member spoke briefly and pledged to…

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Council Swearing-In Ceremony; Monday, Nov. 13

City Council Prepares to Receive the Oath of Office By Courier Staff FLINT, Mich. – Newly elected city council members will take the Oath of Office during a swearing-in ceremony Monday, Nov. 13. Five of the nine council seats will now be filled by newcomers who defeated long-time incumbents in the November 7 election. The following councilpersons-elect will receive the Oath of Office: Eric Mays – Ward 1 Maurice D. Davis – Ward 2 Santino J. Guerra – Ward 3 Kate Fields – Ward 4 Jerri Winfrey-Carter – Ward 5…

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