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Traditional newspaper newsrooms are decimated by staff and financial cutbacks. That’s why we created Bridge – as a public service to help provide the news and analysis readers and leaders need to navigate these complex times. It’s why readers are turning to new news sources in incredible numbers – more than 700,000 people read Bridge in 2015. You tell us you love us – nine out of ten readers surveyed tell us Bridge is the best news source in Michigan. You tell us you want us to keep growing. You tell us to keep bringing you more news and insights.
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