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2012 Genesee County Heart Walk Coming May 19th

Here is a great way to help the American Heart Association and yourself. Take part in the 2012 Genesee County Heart Walk and improve your health while raising funds to help fight heart disease and strokes. The walk starts at the University of Michigan-Flint and kicks off at 8:30am on Saturday, May 19th.

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Genesee County to Pay Flint $1 Million for River Water as Backup Source

Genesee County will pay the city of Flint approximately $1 million a year to use Flint River water as a backup water source. The county needs to have a backup source of water in case of emergency, such as a major pipeline break, power outage or contamination. The water would be treated, just like the water that the city currently gets from Detroit.

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Office of Genesee County Sheriff's Website
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Sheriff’s Department Hit Hardest With Genesee County Budget Cuts

To close it's nearly $18 million deficit, the Genesee County Board of Commissioners has a proposed budget in place that will eliminate 65 positions.  The hardest hit will be the Sheriff's Department with 31 positions being eliminated.

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Storms Bring Flooding To Flint And Mid-Michigan

The storm that rattled Mid-Michigan overnight and this morning is still wreaking havoc on local commuters.

For hours this morning, I-75 and US-23 northbound were at a stand still due to flooding.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection May 21st

Most of us have some of these things under our sinks, in our garages, basements and other out-of-the-way places.   Household hazardous waste.  You've kept these items, waiting for the opportunity to dispose of them properly.  That opportunity is knocking...

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Genesee – An Unhealthy County In An Unhealthy State

The latest news on our local health is not good.  A recent study by the Wisconsin Population Health Institute ranked all 82 counties in Michigan on several lifestyle and environmental factors and Genesee county ranked

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Scary Future Looms For Flint Tomorrow

Is Flint facing another takeover by the state?
A municipal bankruptcy?
How is payroll going to be met tomorrow for city employees?
Speculation is rampant this week after the state put the brakes on the city's request to borrow $20 million to cover its deficits.
Without the loan, the city will have only about a half- million dollars in cash on hand. That's not nearly enough to meet payroll expenses of $1.5 million to $2 million every two weeks.

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GM Bonus Just Ahead!

Just two years removed from bankruptcy, General Motors has rebounded strongly with new designs and new cars, including the new Chevy Volt. It is expected that sharing the auto industry's prosperity will be a focus of future contract talks this year between the United Auto Workers and GM, Ford, and Chrysler.

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Bishop Airport Keeps Growing…..

Another expansion at Bishop Airport is in the works. The new $16.8 million dollar project could begin this spring.  

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“Back To The Bricks” Continues To Grow

It looks like the "Back To The Bricks" excitement has grown in the suburbs. Now, it's doubling its length and expanding to five new communities. 

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Care For A Drink From The Flint River?

As the City of Flint moves forward with Genesee County on plans to build a water pipeline to Lake Huron, officials are also looking at the possibility of drawing water from the Flint River as an option.  

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Flint Fire Station Closure Delayed

Flint fire stations won't have to shut down this weekend, because the planned demotions of fire department supervisors was postponed.  The mayor's office is going to take some time to review the situation, but it certainly isn't over yet. 

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