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Shelter of Flint receives $10K grant to provide alternative shelter solutions due to COVID-19, high demand

The Shelter of Flint has received a grant of $10,000 from the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund, a partnership of United Way of Genesee County and the Community Foundation for Greater Flint, to support hotel and motel stays for individuals and families in Genesee County who are experiencing homelessness and are unable to stay at the shelter due to COVID-19. […]Read more >Similar articles >
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‘Astrid and Lilly Save The World’ stars on new plus-sized heroine series

By Lauren Sarner
  • Premiering Jan. 26 (10 p.m on Syfy and simulcast on USA), the series follows high school best buds Astrid (Jana Morrison “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”) and Lilly (Samantha Aucoin), quirky outcasts often bullied by their classmates for being plus-sized.
  • “When I got the audition, I was really excited about it because one of the things it was saying was the girls are supposed to be a little bit bigger – plus-sized people,” Morrison, told The Post.
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Horacio Rodríguez Larreta: ‘To govern and transform Argentina requires a broader coalition’

By Jorge Fontevecchia
  • Why weren’t you the first to support the government efforts to reach an agreement with the International Monetary Fund, knowing that any improvement gained for Argentina would be better than the debt contracted by the Macri administration, plus the prestige and fame you enjoy as a conciliator?
  • [Jujuy Province Governor] Gerardo Morales has said that there are hawks in Juntos por el Cambio who would prefer “everything to blow up,” seeking the destabilisation and the failure of the government more than contributing to solving the grave problems affecting Argentina.
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MAT Asphalt says its air pollution is below state limits

By Brett Chase
  • The owner of a controversial asphalt plant in McKinley Park said testing by a paid consultant last year showed that one measure of air pollution showed relatively low levels compared with state limits.
  • Levels of hazardous air pollutants, particulate matter and additional cancer-causing chemicals were less than 10% of limits set by the state for the operation, MAT Asphalt said, citing a report from its consultant.
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Defense serves Whitman-Hanson well once again

By Matt Feld
  • Abby Martin scored 19 points while Whitman-Hanson allowed just eight fourth-quarter points to remain unbeaten with a 52-37 win over Hingham at Whitman-Hanson High School.
  • Courtesy of Katelyn Cirillo and Rosie MacKinnon, the Panthers gained separation in the opening stages of the fourth as the duo knocked down back to back 3s to up Whitman-Hanson’s lead to 36-29 with six minutes to go.
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Adrift in a world out of kilter

By James Neilson
  • Were those who put their money on the United States remaining a superpower for several generations to come wiser, more realistic and clearer-sighted than others who thought, and in many cases hoped, that the future would belong first to fascism, then communism and, in this part of the world at least, variants of populism?
  • A few years later, they took it for granted that the Anglo-Saxon powers and the Soviet Union were about to come to blows and decided that the best course for Argentina would be to remain as neutral as she had been before Nazi Germany and the Japanese Empire were on the brink of defeat.
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Politico: Trump had a plan to seize voting machines

  • A draft executive order that then-President Donald Trump considered signing in December 2020 would’ve directed the Pentagon to seize voting machines in key states and hunt for evidence of fraud, according to a draft published by Politico.
  • But it would’ve directed the Secretary of Defense to “seize, collect, retain and analyze all machines, equipment, electronically stored information, and material records” related to Trump’s false claims of an international vote-rigging conspiracy to deprive him of a second term in the White House, according to the draft.
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Nevada AG stays silent on possible fake electoral vote investigation

By Blake Apgar and Bill Dentzer
  • Attorney General Aaron Ford said in a statement that his office received numerous inquiries about the state GOP’s attempt to send fake electoral votes to Washington, D.C. following unfounded claims of massive voter fraud in the presidential election.
  • If Nevada’s top law enforcement officer is investigating the state Republican Party’s 2020 plot to send illegitimate electoral votes to the nation’s capital in support of then-President Donald Trump, he isn’t saying so publicly.
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The handling of the Texas abortion case is an embarrassment for the federal judiciary

By Ruth Marcus
  • By contrast, in the weeks since the court allowed a limited challenge to the Texas abortion law to proceed, the conservative justices have shown themselves unwilling to enforce even that weak edict.
  • The Supreme Court eventually agreed to decide whether the law could be challenged in federal court — and still allowed it to remain in place while that case proceeded.
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Boston mum on how many workers remain out of compliance

By Sean Philip Cotter
  • The city’s still not saying how many people are out of compliance with the coronavirus vaccine mandate that goes into effect next week even as the fire department insists that “there will be no interruption of service.”
  • She’s also said that over 1,000 more people have gotten the shot since last Monday, bringing compliance up over 95% among the city’s 18,000-plus workers.
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World’s biggest ballet competition holds regionals in Huntington Beach

By Michele Cardon, Mike Fernandez
  • First time competitor Silvia Snow and her coach Amanda Cobb warm up backstage as hundreds of ballet dancers ages 9 to 19 audition for the Youth America Grand Prix at Huntington Beach high school Thursday, January 20, 2022.
  • Judge Kathryn Morgan, right, who is a young dancer with the New York City Ballet and artistic director and founder of Youth America Gran Prix, Larissa Saveliev, left, also known as the Simon Cowells of the ballet world as she picks out talent among the dancers, chat between performances as hundreds of ballet dancers ages 9 to 19 audition for the Youth America Grand Prix at Huntington Beach high school Thursday, January 20, 2022.
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Washington County becomes Oregon’s first county to join federal housing initiative

By Joelle Jones
  • With funding and resources provided by the American Rescue Plan and the new HUD Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) program, the Washington County Department of Housing Services has been able to grow the number of vouchers for those experiencing homelessness by more than 70%.
  • In a recent press release, the Washington County Department of Housing Services stated, “At this time, over 95% of these vouchers have been issued to families in need, but Washington County closely aligns these programs with the Regional Supportive Housing Services measure that is bringing much needed rental assistance and housing case management resources.”
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