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Forum to seek solutions to Detroit’s problems with frequent school moves

November 7, 2018 | Bridge Staff

School officials and experts to gather Nov. 15 to discuss issues highlighted in joint report by Bridge Magazine and Chalkbeat. Program will be aired later on WDET-FM and Detroit Public Television.

Bridge reporter wins Michigan Bar award for consumer coverage

October 4, 2018 | Bridge Staff

Ted Roelofs received the Frank J. Kelley Consumer Advocacy Award for his reporting last year on the pitfalls of reverse mortgages and their impact on Michigan seniors.

Slideshow | A closer look at the students at Bethune School in Detroit

October 1, 2018 | Bridge Staff

View photos of the students who were in eighth grade in homeroom 8B last school year. On average, they had attended four or more schools since kindergarten.

Online broadcast to discuss Michigan groundwater emergency on Oct. 1

September 26, 2018 | Bridge Staff

Bridge and its partners, Circle of Blue and Detroit Public Television, will host an interactive broadcast to discuss pollution threats that affect millions worldwide.

These Republican insiders split $1 million to design and defend Michigan 2011 maps

September 25, 2018 | Bridge Staff

An obscure nonprofit, the Michigan Redistricting Resource Institute, paid the funds from undisclosed sources to GOP lawyers and consultants to draw legislative lines that favored the party in 2011 redistricting

Timeline: President Trump’s efforts to repeal, dismantle Obamacare

September 11, 2018 | Bridge Staff

In light of news that the Affordable Care Act appears to be stabilizing in Michigan, here's a look back at all of the attempts by President Donald Trump to dismantle the program.

See Bridge's documentary 'Michigan Divided' on the big screen in Novi

September 5, 2018 | Bridge Staff

Bridge Magazine spent 2017 chronicling the lives of Michigan voters across the political spectrum. A free showing will be held at Emagine Novi, located at 44425 West 12 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48377, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on September 17th.

Where Michigan governor primary winners Schuette and Whitmer stand on issues

August 8, 2018 | Riley Beggin, Bridge Staff

Michigan’s voters chose Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette as their parties candidates for governor Tuesday night. Here is what they would do if elected in November.

Tools for teaching Michigan students about government and citizenship

July 30, 2018 | Bridge Staff

In this vital election year, Bridge Magazine is working to provide fun, interactive citizenship opportunities for Michigan residents. That includes students!

Watch: In-depth interviews with Michigan candidates for governor

July 19, 2018 | Bridge Staff

Candidates for governor met with Bridge and the Detroit Journalism Cooperative for an hour each. Watch the videos or read the transcripts for the most in-depth and substantive interviews available with those who seek to run Michigan for the next four years.

Michigan Supreme Court will decide redistricting battle

July 6, 2018 | Bridge Staff

The high court says it will hear arguments July 18 on whether to allow voters in November to consider a ballot measure that would change how legislative districts are drawn in Michigan.


Graphic: The cost for your family at 15 Michigan universities

June 28, 2018 | Bridge Staff

If you know your household income, you can look up the actual cost of attending each of Michigan’s 15 public universities, as of the 2016-17 school year.

Michigan Sen. Patrick Colbeck attacks ‘inaccurate’ reporting on social studies role

June 13, 2018 | Bridge Staff

Sen. Colbeck accuses Bridge Magazine of overstating his role in revising state social studies standards. Bridge responds.

Watch the 2018 Michigan gubernatorial debate from Mackinac Island

May 30, 2018 | Bridge Staff

Tune in to the Mackinac Policy Conference right here on Bridge, courtesy of Detroit Public TV.

Do Michigan Republican candidates support Trump? Let us count the ways

May 10, 2018 | Bridge Staff

If fidelity to President Donald Trump is the litmus test, the four Republican candidates for Michigan governor passed heartily at Tuesday’s debate.

Listen: Bridge discusses low ridership of Detroit’s QLine streetcar

May 4, 2018 | Bridge Staff

The first year of Detroit’s first mass transit in a half-century saw frequent stoppages and low ridership. Hear a conversation about the QLine’s troubles

The Michigan News Quiz: Fact lovers of the world, unite

April 20, 2018 | Bridge Staff

We love facts almost as much as we love quizzes about 10 things that happened in Michigan last week.

Bridge staffers win 23 awards from Society of Professional Journalists

April 19, 2018 | Bridge Staff

Bridge Magazine swept multiple categories and won five first-place honors from the Detroit chapter of SPJ

Listen: Discussion on poaching of Detroit police who received free training

April 17, 2018 | Bridge Staff

Listen to Chastity Pratt-Dawsey discuss efforts in Lansing to allow Detroit to recoup training money from new cops who split for suburban departments.