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Michigan 2020 Election Tracker | Jeff Daniels makes Biden ad; Trump to return to Michigan Friday

Michigan 2020 Election Tracker | Jeff Daniels makes Biden ad; Trump to return to Michigan Friday

October 29, 2020 | Bridge Staff

This continuously updated post includes details of Michigan's elections, campaigns, politics and voting news.

Coronavirus Tracker | Cases climb to 3,271 with over 400 reported in Oakland County

Coronavirus Tracker | Cases climb to 3,271 with over 400 reported in Oakland County

October 28, 2020 | Bridge Staff

This continuously updated post includes details of Michigan's confirmed COVID-19 cases, maps of locations, state curve data, what the state is doing to contain the spread, and expert suggestions on how you can stay safe.

Whitmer Kidnap Case | Five men set to stand trial in the case

Whitmer Kidnap Case | Five men set to stand trial in the case

October 16, 2020 | Bridge Staff

On Oct. 8, the FBI claims that a Michigan militia group tried to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. This continuously updated post includes details of the case, the suspects and what's next.

Read affidavit accusing Michigan militia group of plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer

Read affidavit accusing Michigan militia group of plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer

October 8, 2020 | Bridge Staff

Here is a copy of the federal affidavit accusing six men of conspiracy to kidnap the Michigan governor and put her on trial.

Bridge Michigan seeks Capitol reporter to watchdog state government

Bridge Michigan seeks Capitol reporter to watchdog state government

September 30, 2020 | Bridge Staff

Bridge seeks a reporter with a track record of breaking great stories to join our award-winning team.

Michigan news coalition urges Whitmer to release more on COVID-19 outbreaks

Michigan news coalition urges Whitmer to release more on COVID-19 outbreaks

September 16, 2020 | Bridge Staff

A group of more than 30 news outlets and transparency groups wrote to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday, asking her to require schools to report COVID-19 outbreaks faster. The information comes as cases soar among some colleges and schools.

Bridge journalist wins fellowship to deepen work on career tech education

Bridge journalist wins fellowship to deepen work on career tech education

September 16, 2020 | Bridge Staff

Ron French is one of eight journalists nationally to receive the fellowship at Princeton University. He will continue working at Bridge while participating in the fellowship remotely due to COVID-19.

MI news coalition urges Gov. Whitmer to identify school COVID-19 outbreaks

MI news coalition urges Gov. Whitmer to identify school COVID-19 outbreaks

September 1, 2020 | Bridge Staff

A statewide group of news and government transparency groups is pushing the Whitmer administration to timely name schools and colleges in Michigan with coronavirus outbreaks as families decide whether to send children to classrooms.

Michigan school reopening tracker: Find out if your district is starting in person or online

Michigan school reopening tracker: Find out if your district is starting in person or online

August 28, 2020 | Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat Detroit, Bridge Staff

A few dozen districts are offering parents a choice between in-person learning and online learning. Many are starting the school year remotely and planning to transition to face-to-face instruction when conditions allow.

Bridge is hiring. Come help us cover the Michigan 2020 elections.

Bridge is hiring. Come help us cover the Michigan 2020 elections.

August 14, 2020 | Bridge Staff

Bridge is adding a temp team member to provide high-quality, nonpartisan coverage of the Michigan political campaigns.

Bridge wins national award for series on long-term substitute teachers

Bridge wins national award for series on long-term substitute teachers

July 21, 2020 | Bridge Staff

More than 2,500 Michigan classrooms were led by long-term substitutes, rather than trained educators – a 10-fold increase in five years. Bridge’s investigation won top honors from the Education Writers Association.

Bridge wins 20 awards from Society of Professional Journalists Detroit chapter

Bridge wins 20 awards from Society of Professional Journalists Detroit chapter

May 21, 2020 | Bridge Staff

Bridge was honored for 2019 reporting covering health, environment, education and racial justice as well as breaking and investigative news.

Meet Bridge Magazine’s 2020 summer journalism interns

Meet Bridge Magazine’s 2020 summer journalism interns

May 18, 2020 | Bridge Staff

From expanding our coverage of Native American issues, to data analysis to deepening reporting on the coronavirus pandemic, three young journalists will hone their journalism skills at Bridge this summer.

Wednesday Coronavirus Q&A: Antibody tests and marriage licenses

Wednesday Coronavirus Q&A: Antibody tests and marriage licenses

May 13, 2020 | Bridge Staff

Can my employer force me to come back to work? Will I lose my unemployment benefits? Bridge answers these questions and many more in a feature to address the rapidly evolving health threat.

See how the coronavirus has affected regions of Michigan differently

See how the coronavirus has affected regions of Michigan differently

May 12, 2020 | Bridge Staff

Michigan releases daily reports on case counts from eight regions across the state. There are few cases in northern Michigan and declining ones in Metro Detroit. But the southwest and west parts of Michigan are still seeing elevated case counts.

Faith and hope as antidotes to coronavirus tragedy in Detroit (BridgeDetroit podcast)

Faith and hope as antidotes to coronavirus tragedy in Detroit (BridgeDetroit podcast)

April 24, 2020 | Bridge Staff

Authentically Detroit is a BridgeDetroit partner podcast that tells the stories of Detroiters’ lives through exposition and interview. 

Michigan families can get food, cash, internet during coronavirus crisis

Michigan families can get food, cash, internet during coronavirus crisis

April 7, 2020 | Bridge Staff

Do you need help with food or cash through this coronavirus crisis? Want to know where to go to help?  We have a list of Michigan resources. 

Watch Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's coronavirus town hall

Watch Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's coronavirus town hall

April 2, 2020 | Bridge Staff

Watch a replay of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's coronavirus town hall. Michigan viewers were allowed to ask questions during this time of crisis.

Award-winning Oregon journalist is Bridge’s new environment reporter

Award-winning Oregon journalist is Bridge’s new environment reporter

April 1, 2020 | Bridge Staff

Kelly House will lead Bridge Magazine coverage of Great Lakes and water issues, conservation efforts and policy challenges surrounding the state’s natural resources.

As coronavirus slams businesses, some small Michigan newspapers struggle

As coronavirus slams businesses, some small Michigan newspapers struggle

March 21, 2020 | Bridge Staff

As the coronavirus crisis slams Michigan businesses, some local newspapers are struggling to stay open amid declining ad revenue. C&G Newspapers is suspending publication for 2 to 4 weeks, while the Metro Times in Detroit laid off staffers.

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