Bridge Staff


Claiming credit for Snyder aid plea gets Clinton a warning

January 21, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Candidate Clinton suggests her criticism of Gov. Snyder spurred the governor to seek federal emergency aid for Flint within hours. We check the clock.

Detroit music battles ISIS (and suffering) in northern Iraq

January 7, 2016 | Bridge Staff

A day in the life of DJ and Detroit music booster Noor Matti in Iraq

Slideshow: Portrait of a homeless college student

December 18, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Photo gallery: What it's like to walk in Ramone Williams' shoes.

Interactive map: Places with higher lead rates than Flint

December 10, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Check out cities across Michigan with high lead exposure rates, as well as rates in your neighborhood

Michigan teen birth rate by county

December 3, 2015 | Bridge Staff

The nation's teen birth rate has been falling since the early 1990s, and Michigan has generally tracked with that drop. But some counties remain above the state level of 7.8 percent of all births.

Slideshow: Michigan’s Best Value Colleges

December 1, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Students choose colleges and universities for all kinds of reasons. Here’s one way to view what they’re getting for their money.

Interactive map: How old are YOUR farmers?

November 5, 2015 | Bridge Staff

As Michigan farmers age, farmland is more likely to be concentrated in the hands of fewer people in the future. See how farmers in your county are aging.

College value and affordability solutions summit

October 21, 2015 | Bridge Staff

When it comes to college education, Michigan residents say they face a conundrum. They firmly believe that earning a college degree or other advanced training beyond high school is very important to prospering in today’s economy. Yet ever-rising tuition now leaves many questioning whether the costs of college actually pay off in the long run.

Challenges to upward mobility solutions summit

October 6, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Some workers question the quality of services available through workforce development agencies - and suggest there are inadequate resources for workers to improve their basic skills. Join us on Oct 20 to add your voice to this important issue.

Part two: Reducing extreme college drinking, here and elsewhere

October 1, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Michigan universities have invested heavily in programs to curb dangerous drinking, with mixed results. Experts suggest ways that both schools and lawmakers in Lansing can help keep students safer. Meanwhile, a model for success emerges in Nebraska.

Game Day: Michigan struggles with college drinking

September 29, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Universities are spending millions to curb dangerous drinking. Yet blackout partying persists in a puke-and-rally culture. Bridge investigates what works, and what doesn’t, in the ongoing battle to keep college students safe.

UofM game day drinking

September 29, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Scenes from the first home football game in Ann Arbor, Sept. 12. Students, fans and alumni turned out on a crisp fall day to party.

MSU game day drinking

September 29, 2015 | Bridge Staff

The game in East Lansing on Sept. 12 was against the University of Oregon, and started at 8 p.m. Later-starting games frequently mean more alcohol-related problems, because students have longer to party before kickoff.

Career Navigation Solutions Summit Agenda

September 18, 2015 | Bridge Staff

What's the best way to help students make decisions about post-secondary education and careers? And who should provide career navigation and guidance? What do the experts say? Join us October 5 and add your voice to this important discussion.

Fall conference agenda features three dozen state and national experts

September 17, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Please join The Center for Michigan and more than three dozen state and national experts this fall for in-depth discussions on Career Navigation, Upward Mobility, and College Affordability. Reserve your space today!

Fall summits address college affordability, career navigation and upward mobility

September 8, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Hear Gov. Rick Snyder, presidents from U-M, MSU and Grand Valley, and innovative business, academic and legislative leaders address what residents tell the Center for Michigan they want done: lowering the price tag of higher education and broadening career opportunities for workers of all ages.

Map: Heroin deaths by county in Michigan

September 1, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Overdose deaths as the result of heroin or other opioid addictions have quadrupled in recent years across Michigan, often primed by abuse of prescribed painkillers.

Interactive map: See how much the middle class has lost in your county

August 13, 2015 | Bridge Staff

See how much ground the middle class has lost in every Michigan county since buying power peaked, in an interactive map that confirms what you’ve feared when you pay your monthly bills.

Monster fish finder

July 30, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Use Bridge’s database of data from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to find where Michigan’s biggest fish are hooked. Plus, see a slideshow of monster fish submitted by readers.