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Recent articles by Matt:

Report: Drivers could see $6 at the pump by August

Gas prices are reaching record highs and it doesn't look like they are slowing down anytime soon. → Read More

City of Flint honors former Flint Mayor Floyd J. McCree, statue to be unveiled in front of city hall

The unveiling of the Floyd J McCree statue will take place Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Flint City Hall. → Read More

Art of Observation

Can studying a painting or observing a piece of artwork help medical students become better doctors? → Read More

Genesee County judge tackles breast cancer for a second time

Genesee County Probate Judge Jennie Barkey is in remission now, but wants to encourage other women who may be facing a breast cancer diagnosis. → Read More

‘A beautiful man’: Nephew and successor remembers Congressman Dale Kildee

Over almost 40 years in public service, Dale Kildee worked to uplift the lives of countless people, families, cultures and communities in Michigan. → Read More

Flint’s Community Read kicks off in October

The Flint & Genesee Literacy Network's community read kicks off in October. → Read More

Missing 82 year old Saginaw Twp. man found safe

Missing Saginaw Township man found safe after being missing for days. → Read More

U.S. Postal Service mail truck catches fire near Frankenmuth

A United States Postal Service truck caught fire in Saginaw county Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

UAW: Workers will continue to wear masks in auto plants

Workers will continue to wear masks in UAW facilities for now → Read More

Michigan’s falling unemployment is lower than national average

Michigan added 6,000 jobs in April, following three straight months of consecutive employment gains. → Read More

Flint woman mauled by dog and hospitalized

A woman will recover after being attacked by a dog. → Read More

Michiganders encouraged to sign up for discounted high-speed internet

Michiganders are eligible to receive discounts on internet service and devices → Read More

Police: 15-year-old shot while walking past Saginaw store

Michigan State Police say the victim was walking past a store on Cooper Street around 6 p.m. Tuesday when he was shot. → Read More

Michigan students get moving on Bike to School Day

The day celebrates the benefits of bicycling. → Read More

Flint mayor to give public progress report on water system

Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley is going to give residents an update on the status of Flint water and infrastructure improvements. → Read More

ACLU urges Central Michigan University to bring back men’s track and field

The ACLU cites the need for the program due to its profound racial implications on students and their families. → Read More

Gov. Whitmer declares May 4 International Firefighters’ Day

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared May 4, as International Firefighters’ Day. The day is to recognize the sacrifices that firefighters across the state make to keep communities safe. The state says Michigan has over 30,000 firefighters and over 1,000 departments. → Read More

Doctors studying the long-term effects of COVID-19

For a group of people suffering from the effects of COVID-19, known as long haulers, the return to life as they once knew is still up in the air. → Read More

Whitmer looks back on ‘a heck of a year’ in 2020, hopes for better in 2021

Whitmer is looking ahead to better days and new goals for Michigan in 2021. → Read More

Delphi salaried retirees continue fight for full pension benefits

Eleven years after General Motors filed for bankruptcy, which caused a ripple effect in the auto industry, some mid-Michigan auto workers are still fighting for benefits cut in 2009. → Read More