Detroit Dems seek alternative to Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan governor race

Detroit Dems seek alternative to Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan governor race

January 15, 2018 | Joel Kurth, Mike Wilkinson

Concerns about polling, fundraising and Gretchen Whitmer's name recognition prompt “hand wringing” among party insiders, led by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. But others see sexism at play.

Why Democratic candidates need Detroit to become governor

January 15, 2018 | John Bebow

Dem’s chances at the governor’s chair often run through Detroit and Wayne County. Strong connections and support there can make a big difference, past election results suggest.

You asked. We listened. Bridge boosts Lansing watchdog team.

January 15, 2018 | Bridge Staff

Bridge welcomes three new journalists to bolster our Lansing watchdog beat, coverage of Michigan’s environment and natural resources economy and our statewide social media and audience reach.

One resolution you can keep: Taking the Michigan News Quiz

January 12, 2018 | Bridge Staff

The diet can wait. Answer these 10 questions about Michigan news now.

Detroit is violent. But is constant video surveillance the answer?

January 11, 2018 | Chastity Pratt Dawsey

Police state or good government? That’s the debate as Detroit considers requiring businesses install live camera feeds.

How liberal critics of gentrification are hurting the poor

January 11, 2018 | Jason Segedy

The very people who claim to be fighting entrenched poverty in places like Detroit are inadvertently perpetuating it.

Robots don’t have to win: Michigan has what it takes to create jobs

January 11, 2018 | John Austin

In every fast growing sector linked to solving the world’s big challenges, Michigan has the expertise to show the way.

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