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Michigan news: Bridge archive

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s sixth State of the State set for Jan. 24Jonathan Oosting
Three new members selected for Michigan redistricting commissionLauren Gibbons
Calley: Michigan small businesses want to slow change, ease up on new rulesPaula Gardner
New FAFSA form: What MI students need to know about 2024-2025 applicationIsabel Lohman
Opinion | Universities must restore trust. It starts with respectful debateOra Hirsch Pescovitz, David Dulio, Mark Navin, James Naus
Michigan Capitol bomb threat not credible; building remains closed WednesdayLauren Gibbons, Jonathan Oosting
Ex-Chatfield aides plead not guilty to ‘criminal enterprise’ in MichiganJonathan Oosting
Upper Peninsula dog sled and ski races in peril from higher temps, no snow Janelle D. James
Detroiters ask court for Senate elections this year in disputed districtsLauren Gibbons
In southeast Michigan, a voucher program allows caregivers to take a breakEleanore Catolico
Kristina Karamo critics plan Saturday vote to oust Michigan GOP chair, aidesJonathan Oosting
A Sears comes down, apartments go up at Michigan mall. Is this the future?Paula Gardner
Michigan stories to watch in 2024, from politics and schools to EVs and energyBridge Staff
Seven political plot lines to watch this year in MichiganLauren Gibbons
Michigan Senate GOP leader: 2023 a year of ‘missed opportunity’Jonathan Oosting
Top Michigan Senate Democrat: ‘Really pleased with results’ in 2023Lauren Gibbons
Buck up, Michigan. Prices remain a bummer but there are positive signs Mike Wilkinson
‘Forever chemicals’ found in freshwater fish, yet most states don’t warn residentsHannah Norman, KFF Health News
Michigan has a new way to fight climate change: Energy from cow poop and urineKeith Schneider, Circle of Blue
Michigan House GOP leader: Bipartisanship possible in 2024 if Dems want itLauren Gibbons
Michigan House Speaker Joe Tate: 2023 ‘the most productive year’ everJonathan Oosting
How Bridge Michigan grew from a playground idea to national reputationJohn Bebow
Bridge Michigan top editor David Zeman retiring after award-winning careerRon French
John Bebow retires after building Bridge into national model for nonprofit newsRon French
Bridge Michigan expands again, hires editor of innovation, daily newsBridge Staff
Michigan Dems’ big year: Sweeping new laws, no vetoes and an early end Jonathan Oosting
Great Lakes Compact at 15: How states worked prevented water diversionsGary Wilson, Great Lakes Now
Michigan needs teachers. Melvindale high school students explore the careerIsabel Lohman
Five reasons why Michigan deer herds are surging: hunting declines are just oneKelly House
Bridge Michigan seeks summer intern for 2024Bridge Staff
New toll system should cut wait times at Michigan bridges to OntarioKayte Marshall, Capital News Service
Experts: ‘Everything up in the air’ now that Michigan districts must be redrawnLauren Gibbons, Mike Wilkinson
Opinion | Michigan must work together to expand our populationKelli Dobner
Opinion | Food insecurity on Michigan campuses, a crisis we need to addressLiam Donahue
450,000 Michigan residents have now lost Medicaid coverageRobin Erb
Court: Metro Detroit districts must be redrawn. Will ‘chaos’ follow?Lauren Gibbons
Dana Nessel charges ex-aides of Lee Chatfield with misusing campaign fundsJonathan Oosting, Lauren Gibbons
Green ‘Water Wonderland’ license plates to return in MichiganJanelle D. James
After pandemic dip, Michigan universities see bump in freshman enrollment Isabel Lohman, Mike Wilkinson
More than 350,000 Michiganders have lost Medicaid so far this yearRobin Erb
Report: Michigan could lose congressional seat if population trends persist Lauren Gibbons
Opinion | Michigan’s clean energy law will lower bills, boost reliabilityJennifer Conlin
For Michigan kindergarteners next fall, open your mouth and say 'ahh'Robin Erb
Warmer temperatures force Michigan ski resorts to make more snow Janelle D. James
‘Reason’ station returns to Michigan city in response to ‘prayer’ stationJanelle D. James
Michigan state parks system leads the nation in accessible recreationKelly House
Michigan population inches up as deaths fall and immigration climbs Mike Wilkinson
Michigan gas prices drop 15 cents, fall below $3 a gallonJanelle D. James
Opinion | After Detroit child killed by dog, a call to boost animal control servicesTanya Hilgendorf
Fred Upton: No Labels 'unity ticket' could beat Biden, Trump. But who will run?Jonathan Oosting