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Michigan news: Bridge archive

Title Date Author
Race, abortion dominate debate on Michigan $2-billion COVID response plan February 25, 2021 Jonathan Oosting
Michigan dams need ‘immediate attention’ to prevent next failure February 25, 2021 Kelly House
Opinion | Don’t listen to Michigan GOP, we need equity in vaccine distribution February 25, 2021 Debra Furr-Holden
Michigan GOP: Vaccine distribution shouldn’t consider race, ‘social justice’ February 24, 2021 Jonathan Oosting
Whitmer: Nearly all Michigan schools to open amid COVID. Ann Arbor, too. February 24, 2021 Ron French
What flu season? Michigan influenza barely registers during COVID February 24, 2021 Robin Erb
COVID reveals Michigan’s internet broadband gap. Will take years to close. February 24, 2021 Jonathan Oosting
Michigan lawmakers propose health care reforms, including insulin copay caps February 24, 2021 Jonathan Oosting
Opinion | Child care costs hobble Michigan families. Here’s one suggestion February 24, 2021 Greg VanWoerkom
Michigan is no Texas, but it has grid reliability issues of its own February 23, 2021 Kelly House
White Michigan residents get COVID vaccine at twice rate of African Americans February 23, 2021 Mike Wilkinson
Michigan students to take standardized tests, but which one is unclear February 23, 2021 Ron French
COVID rates plunge in Michigan nursing homes following vaccinations February 23, 2021 Mike Wilkinson
Help on way in Michigan, as 4M COVID vaccines expected by April, Congress told February 23, 2021 Mike Wilkinson
I share a house with my cat, Ling Ling, and my roommate PFAS February 23, 2021 Tom Perkins
Michigan students must take M-STEP, despite COVID, Biden administration says February 22, 2021 Ron French
Bridge Book Club reads ‘Annie’s Ghosts’ in March February 22, 2021 Amber DeLind, Kathryn Dugal
Southwest Michigan First admits it has ‘work to do’ after Chatfield flap February 22, 2021 Paula Gardner, Jonathan Oosting
On Michigan’s inland lakes, ice fishing with less ice, and fewer fish February 22, 2021 Lester Graham
Intense storms from climate change harming Michigan streams and rivers February 22, 2021 Lester Graham
Lake Superior is warming faster than many of the world’s big lakes February 22, 2021 Lester Graham
Michigan’s child welfare system is improving, but its leaders just left February 22, 2021 Robin Erb
Lee Chatfield quits Southwest Michigan First amid uproar over his politics February 22, 2021 Jonathan Oosting, Paula Gardner
In changing Grosse Pointes, subtle racism gives way to political extremism February 22, 2021 Madeline Halpert
Pfizer pledges dramatic increase in COVID vaccines during Biden visit to Michigan February 19, 2021 Madeline Halpert, Jonathan Oosting
Frustrations mount as COVID vaccine more available in some parts of Michigan February 19, 2021 Mike Wilkinson
How Nestlé sale impacts Michigan water permit dispute February 19, 2021 Natasha Blakely, Great Lakes Now
Opinion | If teachers think standardized tests stink, maybe we should listen February 19, 2021 Matt Koleszar
Affluent Michigan schools want bigger share of federal COVID funds February 18, 2021 Ron French
Lee Chatfield fought LGBT rights in Lansing. He’s on board in Kalamazoo. February 18, 2021 Paula Gardner
As COVID slows, Michigan restaurants urge Whitmer to ease ‘nightmare’ limits February 18, 2021 Jonathan Oosting
Aide who wrote Mike Shirkey’s apologies leaving to work for Dana Nessel February 18, 2021 Jonathan Oosting
Editor's note: A flawed report on COVID safety in Michigan schools February 17, 2021 David Zeman
How do I get a COVID vaccine in Michigan? Tips to boost chances for seniors February 17, 2021 Robin Erb, Madeline Halpert
Michigan wanted to end gerrymandering. Census delays make it ‘really messy’ February 17, 2021 Madeline Halpert
Opinion | Why aren’t Michigan primary doctors involved in COVID vaccinations? February 17, 2021 S. "Bobby" Mukkamala
COVID-19 is draining Detroit’s biggest source of funding: city income tax. February 17, 2021 Louis Aguilar
Tensions mount as 3 Michigan school districts hesitate to open classrooms February 16, 2021 Ron French, Mike Wilkinson
Five ways to open Michigan nursing homes for visits during COVID February 16, 2021 Robin Erb
Making Michigan lame-duck lame again. Plan to curb post-election hijinks. February 16, 2021 Jonathan Oosting
Hugging stations: How some Michigan nursing homes fight despair amid COVID February 16, 2021 Robin Erb
Water could make the Great Lakes a climate refuge. Are we prepared? February 16, 2021 Keith Schneider, Circle of Blue
Michigan sending COVID vaccines to low-income clinics to improve equity February 15, 2021 Robin Erb
Opinion | Seeds for insurrection were planted 34 years ago with a rule change February 15, 2021 Walt Sorg
Opinion | How are Michigan kids doing amid COVID? Standardized tests will tell February 15, 2021 Alexa Kramer
PFAS is in fish and wildlife. Researchers prowl Michigan for clues. February 15, 2021 Kelly House
Invasive mussels now control key Great Lakes nutrients, threatening fish February 15, 2021 Kelly House
Mike Shirkey navigates changing Michigan GOP. His mouth doesn't help. February 15, 2021 Jonathan Oosting
Business leaders seek federal aid to rebuild Michigan’s unemployment fund February 12, 2021 Paula Gardner
Michigan advocates for vaccine equity, but it’s unclear whether it’s delivering February 12, 2021 Olivia Lewis