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At 25, Americans With Disabilities Act about more than bathrooms and parking

July 17, 2015 | Bridge Staff

The ADA made it possible for individuals with physical and mental challenges to more fully integrate with the able-bodied world, through “reasonable accommodation” to their needs.

Read Bridge and WIN!

July 14, 2015 | Bridge Staff

As a summer treat, the Center for Michigan is pleased to announce an opportunity for loyal Bridge readers and brand new subscribers to reap a handsome reward for reading Bridge.

Bittersweet relief in city’s doorless, unisex restrooms

June 16, 2015 | Bridge Staff

A no-frills toilet in one city park has proven indestructible to vandals, yet potentially mortifying to patrons. Has Detroit prototyped the public restroom of the future?

A cycling track for the Motor City

June 10, 2015 | Bridge Staff

An Olympic-style velodrome may not have been the first priority for Detroit urban planners, but one developer is betting Detroit kids will flock to his project.

Have your voice heard! Just ONE week left for “Getting to Work” Community Conversations

May 21, 2015 | Bridge Staff

The Center for Michigan’s public engagement team has been traveling the state to facilitate Community Conversations about jobs and workforce development. These discussions will conclude at the end of this month. JOIN IN AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

Slideshow: Worst counties for job growth (2005 - 2013)

May 14, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Here are the worst counties for job growth in Michigan, 2005 - 2013

Slideshow: Best counties for job growth (2005 - 2013)

May 14, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Here are the best counties in Michigan for job growth, 2005 - 2013

Slideshow: Worst counties for total jobs added (2005 - 2013)

May 14, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Here are the top ten worst counties for total jobs performance, 2005 - 2013

Slideshow: Best counties for total jobs added (2005 - 2013)

May 14, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Here are the top ten best counties for total jobs performance, 2005 - 2013.

Award-winning Detroit Journalism Cooperative to extend focus on city’s bankruptcy and its impact with new $500,000 Knight Foundation investment

May 14, 2015 | Bridge Staff

The Detroit Journalism Cooperative will extend its exploration of Detroit’s financial issues and engage citizens in finding solutions to challenges facing the city

Have your voice heard! Just two weeks left for “Getting to Work” Community Conversations

May 13, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Beginning in December, the Center for Michigan’s public engagement team has been traveling the state to facilitate Community Conversations about jobs and workforce development. There are just two weeks left to join in and make your voice heard.

Slideshow: Best counties for wage gains (1990 - 2013)

May 12, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Here are the best counties for average wage gains, adjusted for inflation, from 1990 - 2013

Slideshow: Worst counties for wage losses (1990 - 2013)

May 12, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Here are the worst counties for average wage losses, adjusted for inflation, from 1990 – 2013

Slideshow: Best counties for wages (September 2014)

May 12, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Here are the best counties for average weekly wages as of September, 2014

Slideshow: Worst counties for wages (September 2014)

May 12, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Here are the worst counties for average weekly wages, as of September, 2014

Where in the world is the Center for Michigan?

May 6, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Beginning in December, the Center for Michigan’s public engagement team has been traveling the state to facilitate Community Conversations about jobs and workforce development. These discussions, titled “Getting to work: Opportunity and hurdles to success in Michigan,” have gathered more than 1,600 people in more than 50 cities across our state to date.

It’s not too late to master the basics of Proposal 1. Here’s a 5-minute version.

May 4, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Latecomers to the road-funding debate who plan to vote Tuesday may want to bone up on the basics.

Safe Roads Yes’ Proposal 1 ad gets a Truth Squad warning

April 30, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Most of the claims about the May 5 ballot question are generally based in fact. But this ad gilds the lily with its apocalyptic warning.

Pro-Proposal 1 ad’s claims go beyond facts, drawing a foul

April 30, 2015 | Bridge Staff

In a state with so many glaring examples of terrible roadways, this Safe Roads Yes ad uses vague and misleading video and claims to make its argument.

Foul for misleading ads attacking Proposal 1

April 30, 2015 | Bridge Staff

“Special interests” has come to be political-speak for “something we disapprove of,” but it’s wrong to apply the label to funding for education and local revenue sharing.

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