Ted Roelofs

Ted Roelofs of Kentwood, has been a general assignment reporter at Bridge since 2012 and has written extensively on healthcare in that time as well as prison and juvenile justice reform. Roelofs spent nearly three decades at the Grand Rapids Press where he covered politics, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, rural poverty and mental illness among the homeless. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. Reach Ted at ted.roelofs@gmail.com


Snow Wars: Schools struggle to meet required days of instruction

February 17, 2014 | Ted Roelofs

State education leaders are facing off against some districts and administrators who are balking at adding school days in June to account for a flurry of snow days this winter.

Snow closes the classroom, but the gym stays open

February 17, 2014 | Ted Roelofs

School districts debate the wisdom of closing schools on snow days while allowing basketball games and other activities to take place at night.

Like Michigan craft beer? Malt shortage could slow the pour

February 5, 2014 | Ted Roelofs

Farmers are eager to help Michigan’s growing beer and whiskey industry, but the state lacks enough malt operators to reach its potential

Michigan-made malt is pricey, but makes great booze

February 5, 2014 | Ted Roelofs

Wendell Banks says his small-batch malt in tiny Shepherd costs twice as much as national suppliers charge, but argues that fresh, Michigan-made malt is worth the price.