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Paying attention? Prove it. Take our Michigan News Quiz.

September 7, 2017 | Bridge Staff

Fun questions that test your knowledge of this week's news throughout the state. Give it a whirl.

Bridge Magazine’s Michigan news celebration, a peek inside the fun in Traverse City (slideshow)

August 29, 2017 | Bridge Staff

Bridge is traveling Michigan this fall, thanking readers and donors for building our publication, and building deeper understanding about the issues that matter most across our state. Here’s a look inside our first reader thank you event of the fall last week in Traverse City.

Bridge is having a birthday, and you're invited

August 18, 2017 | Bridge Staff

Please join us for special events in Traverse City, Grand Rapids and Detroit

MICHIGAN JOURNALISM JOB OPENING: Environmental/Pure Michigan Business Reporter – Bridge Magazine

August 17, 2017 | Bridge Staff

Bridge Magazine seeks an experienced, dynamic, full-time journalist to aggressively cover Michigan environmental, conservation, and natural resource business issues.

Here’s what Michigan lawmakers have to say about Charlottesville, Trump’s ‘both sides’

August 16, 2017 | Bridge Staff

Lawmakers condemned the alt-right, and question the president’s statement about violence in Virginia.

Share your 1967 recollections and attend showing of documentary on Detroit uprisings

July 11, 2017 | Bridge Staff

Additional showings of “12th and Clairmount,” a documentary produced by the Detroit Free Press in collaboration with Bridge and WXYZ-TV, have been scheduled as the 50th anniversary of the unrest of 1967 approaches.

Retraction: A Bridge story on a student accepted at Harvard turns out to be a hoax

June 30, 2017 | Bridge Staff

Bridge recently published the inspirational story of a low-income Detroit student who overcame steep odds to win acceptance to Harvard. It turns out, Bridge discovered, the acceptance letter was fabricated.

Bridge explains how a Legionnaires’ outbreak led to this week’s stunning manslaughter charges

June 14, 2017 | Bridge Staff

Bridge Magazine reveals how government officials and a major Flint hospital initially failed to alert the public about an outbreak of deadly Legionnaires’, and why the disease’s death count is likely much higher.

A guide to Michigan’s leading business groups (slideshow)

June 1, 2017 | Bridge Staff, Crain's Staff

What does big business want in Michigan? Who are the major players? Here’s a quickie primer on the state’s leading industry groups and their publicly stated wish lists.

How big business spends its money in Lansing

June 1, 2017 | Bridge Staff, Crain's Staff

To measure one way in which the business community can influence lawmakers, we analyzed the campaign contributions of 15 leading business advocacy groups.

The Detroit uprising: 50 years later

May 26, 2017 | Bridge Staff

July 22, 1967 - It's been 50 years since the uprising

Snyder’s former budget chief points to Michigan’s way forward

May 9, 2017 | Bridge Staff

A Q-and-A with John Nixon, Gov. Rick Snyder’s lauded budget guru before he left in 2014.

Take a trip through the Michigan Tax Time Machine (SLIDESHOW)

May 9, 2017 | Bridge Staff

Michigan used to have plenty of jobs, high wages – and high taxes. Not so today. Travel briefly through time to see how what Michigan collects in taxes has shrunk over a generation – and why we now struggle to fund the basics.

How much is Bridge Magazine worth to you? Why we hope you’ll contribute today.

May 1, 2017 | Bridge Staff

Will you join the more than 2,000 readers who now financially support Bridge’s award-winning work?  

'The Intersection': ORDER TODAY

April 19, 2017 | Bridge Staff

Click here to order your copy of our latest, book, "The Intersection." Fifty years after anger and frustration over police-community relations boiled over into a rebellion in Detroit, there are lots of people asking what we’ve learned, how we’ve changed.

News Bubble Swap

April 7, 2017 | Bridge Staff

Would you like to participate in your own news source swap? Bridge Magazine will pair you with a participant with significantly different news sources, and we’ll publish some of the results.

Download a copy of "Fractured Trust: Lost faith in state government and how to restore it"

March 21, 2017 | Bridge Staff

Download a PDF of the final report of The Center for Michigan's 2016 statewide public engagement campaign