Bridge Staff


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Slideshow: Michigan’s Best Value Colleges

December 1, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Students choose colleges and universities for all kinds of reasons. Here’s one way to view what they’re getting for their money.

Interactive map: How old are YOUR farmers?

November 5, 2015 | Bridge Staff

As Michigan farmers age, farmland is more likely to be concentrated in the hands of fewer people in the future. See how farmers in your county are aging.

College value and affordability solutions summit

October 21, 2015 | Bridge Staff

When it comes to college education, Michigan residents say they face a conundrum. They firmly believe that earning a college degree or other advanced training beyond high school is very important to prospering in today’s economy. Yet ever-rising tuition now leaves many questioning whether the costs of college actually pay off in the long run.

Challenges to upward mobility solutions summit

October 6, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Some workers question the quality of services available through workforce development agencies - and suggest there are inadequate resources for workers to improve their basic skills. Join us on Oct 20 to add your voice to this important issue.

Part two: Reducing extreme college drinking, here and elsewhere

October 1, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Michigan universities have invested heavily in programs to curb dangerous drinking, with mixed results. Experts suggest ways that both schools and lawmakers in Lansing can help keep students safer. Meanwhile, a model for success emerges in Nebraska.