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Bridge wins McCree justice award for stories on prison rape

March 15, 2016 | Bridge Staff

The award, named for the late federal judge and solicitor general, honors Michigan journalism that helps the public understand the judicial system

Center for Michigan launching Community Conversations on public trust in government

March 15, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Want your voice to be heard? Get in touch with The Center for Michigan today

Michigan primary delivers one big surprise

March 9, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Bridge breaks it down by party and county, in two interactive maps

Clinton fouls Sanders on auto bailout

March 8, 2016 | Bridge Staff

She’s guilty of oversimplifying, distorting and, yes, telling the truth.

Sanders fouls by oversimplifying roots of Flint's decline

March 8, 2016 | Bridge Staff

In a debate with time limits and little time to explain nuance, the Vermont senator wasn't very nuanced in his insistence that trade policy was the primary force behind Flint's decline.

Kasich gets a foul for remarks on Detroit, Cleveland schools

March 7, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Ohio Gov. John Kasich erred in saying Detroit’s mayor controls the school system. He also erred in recounting reforms touted in Cleveland schools.

Cruz earns foul for blaming Detroit’s decline solely on Democrats

March 7, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Detroit’s transition from manufacturing powerhouse to the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy can be blamed on myriad factors, from seismic changes in the auto industry to white flight.

Rubio gets warning for saying Dems ‘politicized’ Flint water crisis

March 7, 2016 | Bridge Staff

In the recent Republican debate held in Detroit Sen. Marco Rubio accuses Democrats of turning the Flint water crisis into an “outrageous” partisan attack. He ought to hear what fellow Republicans are saying.

The latest on what key Snyder aides knew about Flint and when

March 1, 2016 | Bridge Staff

The release of additional Snyder administration emails reveals yet more aides to the governor who were alert to potential dangers in Flint’s water long before emergency measures were taken.

No foul in by-the-numbers Clinton ad

February 25, 2016 | Bridge Staff

This television ad sticks to Hillary Clinton’s role in key initiatives central to her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, including women’s rights, healthcare and international relations. The ad successfully avoids more controversial topics.

Sanders ad earns a foul for exaggerations on work hours and the ultra-rich

February 25, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has struck a chord with his criticisms of income inequality and an economy that has not been kind to the middle class. But his Michigan ad gilds the lily on gains by the top 1 percent of wage earners

Interactive database: Compare your school’s M-STEP scores to peer schools

February 11, 2016 | Bridge Staff

If your school is like most, the switch from MEAP to M-STEP last year meant lower test scores and lots of confusion. Bridge’s new database helps you put that score in perspective.

Interactive database: See how YOUR high school stacks up

February 9, 2016 | Bridge Staff

See the Academic State Champs score – and key test scores and demographics – for your local high school. Use our tool to see how your high school stacks up against other schools in your area and across the state.

The 44 State Champs

February 9, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Here are the high schools across Michigan that best exceeded expectations in 2015

Where blame leads so far in Flint water crisis

February 4, 2016 | Bridge Staff

With Snyder taking the heat for the Flint crisis, an exhaustive review of available records shines harsh light on the state and federal agencies responsible for safe drinking water

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