Eleanor Holmes Norton is the U-S House Delegate from Washington D-C. She says she wants to see immediate action to help lower lead levels in Flint’s water.
The bills would define the sickouts as illegal teacher strikes in state law. The protests have closed dozens of Detroit schools in recent weeks. Continue reading
On the shelves today The Point Is, is a book that explores the way we build personal narratives to give purpose and meaning to our lives. The author, Lee Eisenberg, is the former editor-in-chief for Esquire Magazine, has worked as a consulting editor for Time magazine, and is the author of several books.
Even though there has been an overall decrease in vaccination waivers statewide, some counties still have high rates of children not receiving vaccinations.
Michigan’s immunization waiver rate has decreased by 39% as a result of a rule change last year. That rule makes it so parents who wish to not vaccinate their children are required to meet with health officials before a waiver will be granted. Continue reading
Season extension technologies allow farmers in the Upper Peninsula to offer fresh produce year round. Most recently, winter spinach has been added to the menu for the local food co-op the UP is working to launch.
The state Senate could vote as soon as Thursday on emergency funding to help address Flint’s water crisis.
Walmart announced today it will donate 176 truckloads of bottled water to help school children in Flint. The goal is to provide the students with drinkable water until the end of 2016. Continue reading
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 5 Administrator has tendered her resignation in light of the Flint lead contamination crisis. Continue reading
Michigan scientists said it’s early, but as of now, there isn’t enough evidence to confirm or deny any possible link between the rise in Legionnaires Disease in Genesee county and the water crisis in Flint. Continue reading
The emails show the governor was informed in September about the possibility of lead contamination of Flint’s water. Continue reading
Governor Rick Snyder will deliver his sixth State of the State address tomorrow (Tue.) night. He will outline his priorities for 2016. It’s expected plans to address the Flint water crisis will dominate the speech.
Residents and representatives in the Clare Gladwin county are trying to find the right balance between religious freedom and personal safety after a series of Amish buggy collisions culminated in a death this past December.
Experts in Flint are coming together to help the children in the city who were affected by lead poisoning.
A panel of state budget experts anticipates a 300 (m) million dollar windfall left over from the last fiscal year.
More than a quarter million dollars in grant money from the National Institutes of Health was recently awarded to a microbiologist from CMU in order to bolster a certain type of stem cell research.
Dr. Xantha Karp is a CMU professor, and the lead microbiologist on this stem cell research project.
Governor Rick Snyder is being dogged with questions of when exactly he knew Flint’s drinking water was contaminated with lead.
Five new centers have been set up in Flint to get water filters and testing kits to city residents. It’s another step to address the lead contamination crisis in Flint as Governor Rick Snyder faced a growing crescendo of criticism over the weekend on the state’s handling of the crisis. Continue reading
I took a trip to Saginaw Valley State University’s campus for this year’s regional HOSA competition. HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America.
The event is focused on getting high school students involved with every level of the health science field…. and it’s a big field.
The Environmental Protection Agency says by the end of 2016, it will be halfway done with cleanup of the Tittabawassee river.
Mary Logan is a spokeswoman for the EPA.
She said the cleanup is running ahead of schedule.
A new addiction recovery center is open in Traverse City looking to give residential support for men recovering from addiction.
Munson Medical Center is the next in a line of health providers to offer a fruit and vegetable prescription program.
Gov. Rick Snyder and Flint Mayer Karen Weaver are set to meet on Thursday to discuss the city’s water emergency.