Nancy Derringer

Nancy Nall Derringer has been a writer and editor in Metro Detroit since 2005.

Articles

A Detroit bathhouse cleans up its act. Welcome to the Schvitz. (Slideshow)

September 21, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

Once steamy and seedy, a North End sauna has booted the swingers and is investing big money in rehab work. Can it be a Detroit spa destination?

Staying safe on football game day in Michigan (SLIDESHOW)

September 7, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

Drinking and football are often synonymous. But they don’t have to be dangerous. Use these 10 tips to avoid big trouble.

Eleven surprising facts that define Detroit’s ‘139 Square Miles’ (Slideshow)

August 29, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

Detroit’s middle class is shrinking and poverty remains rampant, but neighborhoods are stabilizing, a new report shows.

Detroit is a city with many needs. So why are bikes such a priority?

August 24, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

The city’s neighborhoods are still in need of many improvements, but they’re getting striped set-asides for cyclists. Transportation evolution or an amenity for the few?

If you don’t want to lose your job to a robot, don’t think like one

August 17, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

Jobs will undoubtedly be lost to artificial intelligence, and others gained. The trick will be to craft policy to help as many people who lost jobs to find new ones.  

Four tips for staying employed in the age of artificial intelligence

August 17, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

Spoiler alert: Use your head. It’s still better than a robot’s.

Fewer college students want to be teachers, and why it matters (searchable database)

August 3, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

Enrollment in teacher-prep programs is falling nationwide, and by more than 50 percent in Michigan colleges and universities. Why the classroom is losing its appeal.

Reviving war on drugs could carry big costs in Michigan

July 6, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is moving to reverse Obama policies in federal prosecutions that he views as soft on drugs. Doing so, though, could increase costs. A similar tough-on-crime approach in Michigan would reverse years of inmate declines. 

How many in your county would be most vulnerable to Obamacare repeal?

June 22, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson, Nancy Derringer

While everyone would feel the impact of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, some are more vulnerable than others. Almost one in 10 Michigan residents have health insurance either through Obamacare individual plans or through Medicaid expansion. See how many in your county would be affected.

Should Michigan make it easier to opt out of school vaccines?

May 23, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson, Nancy Derringer

More kindergartners get their shots after the state made it harder to receive a waiver for them. Now, two lawmakers want to go back to the old system, but health officials say doing so is an invitation to trouble.

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.

Six ways Trump budget could threaten Michigan environment (SLIDESHOW)

May 4, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

A budget deal granted a reprieve to a popular Great Lakes program. But rivers, lakes and air could still be at risk, environmentalists warn.

Is gentrification helping or dividing Detroit?

April 20, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

Two writers discuss gentrification. One sees inequality. The other, glimmers of hope.

Welcome to the New Detroit, white people. So long, poor folks.

April 20, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

New book argues City Hall is picking winners and losers. And longtime residents are out of luck.

Bring on the wealthy to ease inequality in Detroit

April 20, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

Scholar argues that neighborhoods thrive when rich and poor live together.

Detroit scales back drain fees after churches balk

April 20, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

The city reduces controversial surcharge after religious leaders balk.

Top of the pecking order: Meet your Detroit Chicken

April 18, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

Which came first, the artist or the egg? High art generates a new breed of chicken for a Detroit urban farm.

Take two hits of Maui Wowie and call me in the morning: Baby boomers in the age of medical marijuana

March 14, 2017 | Nancy Derringer

Bad knees and all, a Bridge writer joins the middle-aged rush to marijuana dispensaries across Michigan

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