Flint Registry, built to monitor, link and advocate for community health, gears up for September launch
Jul03

Flint Registry, built to monitor, link and advocate for community health, gears up for September launch

Flint Water Advisory Task Force Final Report, presented to Gov. Rick Snyder, March 21, 2016  Recommendation #7 to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services , p. 10:  “Establish and maintain a Flint Toxic Exposure Registry to include all the children and adults residing in Flint from April 2014 to present.” By Teddy Robertson In a significant marker of forward momentum in the aftermath of the water crisis, that 2016...

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Hundreds gather downtown to protest migrant separations, Donald Trump
Jul01

Hundreds gather downtown to protest migrant separations, Donald Trump

By Jan Worth-Nelson On a 90-degree Saturday, hundreds of poster-toting citizens convened at the Flat Lot in Flint and marched back and forth on Saginaw Street to protest separations of children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border, an action triggered by the Trump administration. To applause and loud cheers, march host Dan Chapman declared, of the family separation policy,  “It can’t happen, it has to stop.”...

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Arts millage up for a vote Aug. 7 could add $8.7 million per year to county’s “good news stories”
Jun28

Arts millage up for a vote Aug. 7 could add $8.7 million per year to county’s “good news stories”

By Jan Worth-Nelson and Patsy Isenberg A proposed county-wide millage that could bring in up to $8.7 million/year for the arts in Genesee County for the next ten years will be on the Aug. 7 ballot. Backers of the proposal say it would guarantee substantial support and widened access for what its backers call one of the area’s “good news stories,” including educational enrichment and free admission to the county’s best-known cultural...

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Ground broken for Flint Cultural Center K-8 charter school, C.S. Mott commits $35 million, FCS said no
Jun26

Ground broken for Flint Cultural Center K-8 charter school, C.S. Mott commits $35 million, FCS said no

                            By Harold C. Ford An array of Flint area nonprofit and political leaders gathered Tuesday on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center (FCC) to break ground for a new nonprofit charter school that will serve up to 650 students each school year in grades kindergarten through eighth. Project planners expect the new school to open in time for the 2019-2020 school year. The Flint Cultural Center Academy will...

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Dr. Mona charms SRO audience, calls for “radical reckoning” on nation’s child-care values
Jun23

Dr. Mona charms SRO audience, calls for “radical reckoning” on nation’s child-care values

By Jan Worth-Nelson Hurley Medical Center pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha, for the past three years regarded as one of the stand-out whistleblowers and heroes of the Flint water crisis, turned the tables on the hometown standing-room-only crowd who came to celebrate her Thursday night. Speaking at the Flint Public Library launch of her book What The Eyes Don’t See:  A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City,...

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Three years after devastating fire, Whaley House re-opens with top-to-bottom restoration
Jun22

Three years after devastating fire, Whaley House re-opens with top-to-bottom restoration

By Jan Worth-Nelson For staff and historians of the only Victorian home left from the row of mansions that once graced  Kearsley Street, the fire of 2015 was a crushing blow.  One November day, a welding torch left by roofers working on copper gutters at the Whaley Historic House Museum ignited a blaze that, along with smoke and water damage, ruined every room. Following a settlement and fundraising campaign, restoration work began....

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