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No foul in by-the-numbers Clinton ad

No foul in by-the-numbers Clinton ad

February 25, 2016 | Bridge Staff

This television ad sticks to Hillary Clinton’s role in key initiatives central to her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, including women’s rights, healthcare and international relations. The ad successfully avoids more controversial topics.

Sanders ad earns a foul for exaggerations on work hours and the ultra-rich

Sanders ad earns a foul for exaggerations on work hours and the ultra-rich

February 25, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has struck a chord with his criticisms of income inequality and an economy that has not been kind to the middle class. But his Michigan ad gilds the lily on gains by the top 1 percent of wage earners

Interactive database: Compare your school’s M-STEP scores to peer schools

Interactive database: Compare your school’s M-STEP scores to peer schools

February 11, 2016 | Bridge Staff

If your school is like most, the switch from MEAP to M-STEP last year meant lower test scores and lots of confusion. Bridge’s new database helps you put that score in perspective.

Interactive database: See how YOUR high school stacks up

Interactive database: See how YOUR high school stacks up

February 9, 2016 | Bridge Staff

See the Academic State Champs score – and key test scores and demographics – for your local high school. Use our tool to see how your high school stacks up against other schools in your area and across the state.

The 44 State Champs

The 44 State Champs

February 9, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Here are the high schools across Michigan that best exceeded expectations in 2015

Where blame leads so far in Flint water crisis

Where blame leads so far in Flint water crisis

February 4, 2016 | Bridge Staff

With Snyder taking the heat for the Flint crisis, an exhaustive review of available records shines harsh light on the state and federal agencies responsible for safe drinking water

Disaster Day by Day: A detailed Flint crisis timeline

Disaster Day by Day: A detailed Flint crisis timeline

February 4, 2016 | Bridge Staff

This timeline seeks to present as complete a picture of the Flint water disaster as can reasonably be provided at this time from information currently in the public sphere

THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE UGLY: Rating comments of public officials and experts on the Flint water crisis

THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE UGLY: Rating comments of public officials and experts on the Flint water crisis

February 4, 2016 | Bridge Staff

This Michigan Truth Squad gallery of quotes provides a quick public guide to nearly three dozen key statements attributed to public officials, government regulators, and other drinking water and public health experts throughout the Flint drinking water saga.

Bridge takes state 'Newspaper of the Year' honor

Bridge takes state 'Newspaper of the Year' honor

January 30, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Bridge won more than a dozen awards at the Michigan Press Association annual contest, including recognition for producing the best written story in any newspaper in the state.

Ranking Michigan colleges by social mobility

Ranking Michigan colleges by social mobility

January 26, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Bridge Magazine has ranked every public and private college and university in the state on how high their low-income students soar after leaving school.

Who approved switch to Flint River? State's answers draw fouls

Who approved switch to Flint River? State's answers draw fouls

January 21, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Gov. Snyder, his supporters and appointees contend that Flint’s elected officials made the fateful decision to draw the city’s drinking water from the Flint River. Truth Squad shows you what the documents reveal.

Claiming credit for Snyder aid plea gets Clinton a warning

Claiming credit for Snyder aid plea gets Clinton a warning

January 21, 2016 | Bridge Staff

Candidate Clinton suggests her criticism of Gov. Snyder spurred the governor to seek federal emergency aid for Flint within hours. We check the clock.

Detroit music battles ISIS (and suffering) in northern Iraq

Detroit music battles ISIS (and suffering) in northern Iraq

January 7, 2016 | Bridge Staff

A day in the life of DJ and Detroit music booster Noor Matti in Iraq

Slideshow: Portrait of a homeless college student

Slideshow: Portrait of a homeless college student

December 18, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Photo gallery: What it's like to walk in Ramone Williams' shoes.

Interactive map: Places with higher lead rates than Flint

Interactive map: Places with higher lead rates than Flint

December 10, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Check out cities across Michigan with high lead exposure rates, as well as rates in your neighborhood

Michigan teen birth rate by county

Michigan teen birth rate by county

December 3, 2015 | Bridge Staff

The nation's teen birth rate has been falling since the early 1990s, and Michigan has generally tracked with that drop. But some counties remain above the state level of 7.8 percent of all births.

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