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State child support payment program enlists drugstore

State child support payment program enlists drugstore

Getting much-needed financial resources to Michigan’s children can be as simple as a trip to the drug store. With countless households throughout the state impacted by income challenges, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has expanded its PayNearMe child support payment initiative to include CVS Pharmacy locations. Launched through its Michigan State […]

Volunteers needed in ongoing blight fight

Volunteers needed in ongoing blight fight

It’s always a win when any neighborhood transforms blight into beauty. In Flint, where the blight battle is being waged citywide, signs of success are visible in safer blocks with boarded homes, some painted with colorful decorations that brighten the community. There also are dozens of volunteer-led, community-coordinated, and collaborative efforts to plant gardens, mow […]

Cooling centers offer Flint residents a chance to beat the heat

Cooling centers offer Flint residents a chance to beat the heat

The forecast: Hot (and then some). Residents can escape the sweltering heat of summer at cooling centers throughout the city. Many area activity centers are open to the public and city officials are encouraging any one in need to visit them in order to avoid heat-related conditions, which can be fatal. Children and seniors are […]

Summer Sips: Stay healthy, stay hydrated

Summer Sips: Stay healthy, stay hydrated

Kids don’t cool down as quickly as adults. Their body temperature rises more quickly, and doesn’t come down as fast, so it’s important for parents to provide plenty of opportunities to “chill” during the hot summer days ahead. Seniors are also at risk. In addition to drinking plenty of water, frozen fruits provide a great […]

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