A 17-year-old is not an adult, and shouldn’t be treated as such. Even felons.

A 17-year-old is not an adult, and shouldn’t be treated as such. Even felons.

May 19, 2017 | Paul Elam, Francisco A. Villarruel

After years of pushing juveniles into adult court, the trend has shifted, and is paying off in less recidivism, lower costs and fewer lives squandered. 

In a business-focused world, even ballerinas need to keep up

May 19, 2017 | Michael Rinkus

Not everyone needs an MBA, but higher ed is trying to give more learners essential business skills. 

How to cash in on a crappy home. Step one: Find a sucker to sign a land contract.

May 18, 2017 | Joel Kurth

Left for dead in the 1970s, lending through (often predatory) land contracts is back with a vengeance in Michigan and Rust Belt cities after the mortgage meltdown.

More showings added for documentary on ‘67 Detroit uprisings

May 18, 2017 | Chastity Pratt Dawsey

The documentary, produced by the Detroit Free Press in partnership with Bridge Magazine is selling out fast. A Bridge/DJC book examining the violence that shook Detroit 50 years ago is available now.

On the Detroit River, a faded dream at a city-owned marina

May 16, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

An African-American businessman dreamed of a place where people of color could live and boat on the river, in the shadow of high-rise luxury. It never happened.

Bridge asked readers to swap news sources for a week. The world answered. (slideshow)

May 16, 2017 | Ron French

It wasn’t always comfortable. But more than 200 brave souls from around the country (and six nations) switched to news feeds with a different political viewpoint. A few have yet to switch back.

Dismissed from an EPA board, an MSU economist fears for agency’s, and planet’s, future

May 12, 2017 | Robert B. Richardson

‘I was Trumped,’ Robert Richardson tweeted, but the loss of scientific counsel to a federal agency is no joke, he writes.

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