Items Tagged with 'Flint water crisis'


Inside Track: Moving up the ladder

Mike Mitchell, executive director of the American Red Cross of West Michigan, started as a volunteer shortly after 9/11.

December 8, 2017
After watching a news broadcast of two planes crashing into the World Trade Center, Mike Mitchell was moved to do something meaningful in response. Read More

Cities face lead challenges

LANSING — While the lead in Flint’s water captures plenty of attention, another source of the deadly element also threatens Michigan cities and neighborhoods. Read More

Crisis management demands action, not politics

March 18, 2016
Gov. Rick Snyder sat for a grilling by the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform last week regarding state government failures over the Flint water crisis and the impact of Michigan’s “emergency manager” law on the crisis. Read More

Health information exchange commits $250K to Flint

February 15, 2016
A Grand Rapids-based health information exchange will collaborate with several other organizations across the state to provide help to the children and families of Flint dealing with the long-term health effects of the city’s water crisis. Read More

Problems with lead extend beyond municipal water systems

It’s more common to find contamination from lead-based paint.

January 29, 2016
The Flint water crisis has made the nation more aware of the dangers of lead. Read More

Street Talk: Transit workers throw Snyder under the bus

Art direction.

January 29, 2016
Who’s responsible for the tragedy that is Flint’s water crisis? Read More