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Ron Fonger


Flint, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Ron:

Judge facing medical issue steps aside in Flint water crisis civil trial

A federal judge is stepping away from a marathon trial tied to the Flint water crisis because of a medical issue. → Read More

Neeley signs new contracts with two Flint employee unions

Mayor Sheldon Neeley has signed off on new contracts with the two largest unions representing city employees. → Read More

Your guide to what’s on the Aug. 2 primary election ballot in Genesee County

Voters in Genesee County will decide on tax proposals in Flint's primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 2. → Read More

Former Flint mayor told to remove ‘re-elect’ from campaign materials

Former Flint Mayor Karen Weaver has been ordered to stop using the term “re-elect” in campaign literature and signs. → Read More

Every elected official in this Michigan township targeted for recall

One of the smallest townships in Genesee County has one of the biggest political problems in Michigan. → Read More

Meet the three candidates who want to be Flint’s next mayor

There’s more at stake in the election for Flint mayor than who signs proclamations and issues keys to the city. → Read More

Sheriff’s ‘Operation Arrowhead’ could take over policing downtown Flint

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office could be getting into the business of policing the core of the city of Flint. → Read More

Seven days after Flint River spill, search continues for source of contamination

Finding the source of a chemical spill into the Flint River is proving at least as difficult as cleaning it up. → Read More

Genesee County household hazardous waste drop-off continues until 6 p.m. today

A household hazardous waste and electronics recycling drop-off will continue until 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. → Read More

Thousands of gallons of oil-based material spilled into Flint River

City, Genesee County and state of Michigan agencies are responding to a significant oil spill in the Flint River. → Read More

Work on downtown Flint bricks gets final approval from council

Flint can move ahead with planning for a massive street reconstruction project through the heart of the city. → Read More

Amazon Fresh coming to former Kmart Plaza in Grand Blanc, city says

The city says Amazon Fresh will anchor the Grand Blanc Marketplace, a vacant plaza that was once home to retailer Kmart and a Farmer Jack grocery store. → Read More

Lapeer Road bridge over I-69 closing Monday, month-long detour planned

A deck resurfacing job will close the Lapeer Road bridge over I-69 in Davison Township starting on Monday, May 9, work that’s expected to continue into June. → Read More

White Flint councilwoman apologizes after remark toward Black colleague

Several members of the council called Worthing’s remark unprofessional and offensive after 6th Ward Councilwoman Tonya Burns heard the comment and repeated it. → Read More

Gas prices are so high, Flint needs a budget transfer to keep up with rising costs

Michigan gas prices are rising faster than any other state in the nation and the city is feeling the same pinch at the pump as individual drivers. → Read More

Downtown Flint’s historic bricks to get $5.2M facelift – all 750,000 of them

The city of Flint is making plans to take on a painstaking downtown improvement project -- lifting up, resetting and replacing the 750,000 bricks that make up Saginaw Street. → Read More

Flint water crisis documentary set to show May 6-12 at NCG Cinema

An Alec Baldwin-narrated documentary on the Flint water crisis is about to get its area premiere. → Read More

Flint consultants had a duty but failed to warn of potential for lead, expert witness says

An expert witness for four Flint children who claim they were lead poisoned by city water testified Wednesday, May 4, that two consultants had a duty to recommend a standard treatment to control corrosion in the Flint water system. → Read More

Michigan Supreme Court scrutinizes grand jury process in criminal Flint water cases

Flint water prosecutors asked the Michigan Supreme Court to keep their criminal cases against nine former government officials afloat on Wednesday, May 4, defending their use of a one-person grand jury to issue indictments in the cases more than a year ago. → Read More

Two weeks of lane closures expected as railroad crossing replaced near Lennon

The Michigan Department of Transportation is planning to replace a Huron and Eastern Railway railroad crossing in the township this week and says drivers should expect to encounter lanes closures and traffic shifts during the work. → Read More