Bridge Staff


Tell us how YOU would fix Michigan’s roads

March 22, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Want to ensure your voice is heard in Michigan’s road debate? Come give us a piece of your mind!

Bridge Magazine seeks reporter to cover healthcare, mental health issues

February 13, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Healthcare remains a critical issue for Michigan families and businesses. Bridge seeks an experienced journalist to convey the challenges and policy choices to our growing statewide audience.

Read previously undisclosed Republican emails on Michigan gerrymandering

February 5, 2019 | Bridge Staff

 A slew of new emails were made public on the eve of a federal trial over whether the GOP illegally gerrymandered legislative and congressional districts in Michigan in 2011.

Bridge earns fourth straight Michigan Newspaper of the Year award

February 1, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Bridge earned 30 Michigan Press Association prizes altogether, including five first-place awards in open-class competition against every newspaper in the state. Among them: MPA's prestigious Public Service Award.

Bridge Magazine wins Michigan Environmental Journalism Award

January 30, 2019 | Bridge Staff

The Michigan Sierra Club recognized Bridge for expanding its coverage of the environment in its Michigan Environment Watch edition.

The Center for Michigan is looking to hire an outreach coordinator

January 18, 2019 | Bridge Staff

If you have a passion for public engagement and want to impact issues critical to Michigan’s future, this is your opportunity.

School grades, toxic waste and dark money: Your Michigan lame duck roundup

December 19, 2018 | Bridge Staff

Lawmakers passed bills Tuesday to conceal identities of donors to political nonprofits, assign letter grades to schools and change toxic waste standards, among other measures.

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.