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Parents react to data showing 49507 leads state in lead poisoned children

by (Talor Musil)

Submitted 11-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

After a decade of decline, the number of lead-poisoned children in Kent County is rising. Recent data shows a 40 percent increase in lead-poisoned children in the 49507 zip code during the past two years. This Grand Rapids neighborhood ranks number...

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Catalyst Radio: Grants available through Healthy Homes Coalition to get lead contamination out of homes

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-26-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we highlight the nonprofit Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan – working to improve children’s health...

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Vuela Grito; Picardo celebrates 25 years of art

by (scott warren)

Submitted 08-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On Thursday August 29, 2013, local artist Erick Picardo hosts an evening of spoken word poetry, and authentic drumming. The show is titled "Vuela Grito", which loosely translates to "flying scream", or as Picardo explains it,...

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