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Michigan’s nonpartisan, nonprofit news source

Olivia Lewis

Olivia Lewis is a reporter and editor for BridgeDetroit.  A former Gannett news reporter, she covered social justice and opportunity for the Battle Creek Enquirer before transitioning to the Indianapolis Star to cover Hamilton County. Her byline has appeared in the Houston Chronicle and the Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia, among other publications. Lewis joined the BridgeDetroit team following a stint in the charitable sector. You can reach her at 313-432-8320 or at


Detroiters demand solutions after massive flooding

Nearly 6 inches of rain inundated Detroit’s water and sewage systems last weekend, causing basements to flood in residential and commercial properties across the city. As residents continue to clean the debris and file insurance claims, they say quick, Band-Aid fixes are unacceptable.