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Dana Nessel, Michigan’s brash attorney general, plows through Lansing

April 19, 2019 | Riley Beggin

Just months into office, the state’s top lawyer has dueled with Lansing Republicans, the Trump administration and the Catholic church, while reversing course on lawsuits by her conservative predecessor. Got a problem with that?

Fixing typo, Michigan loosens U.P. brook trout limits — for now

April 19, 2019 | Jim Malewitz

Michigan anglers can bag up to 10 brook trout on 33 U.P. streams this season,  ranging from a stretch of the Iron River to the north branch of the Pine River. But the relaxed limit could be temporary.

Yes, it takes billions to fix Michigan roads. No, taxpayers don’t want to pay.

April 19, 2019 | Ron French

How willing are politicians to raise taxes on roads when the idea is unpopular and voters don’t trust Lansing? We’ll soon find out.

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm

April 17, 2019 | Ron French, Mike Wilkinson

Dearborn schools dominate many of the champs lists, as Bridge Magazine recognizes winners at schools from Grand Rapids to Detroit and the Upper Peninsula

Here are Michigan's Academic State Champs for 2019

April 17, 2019 | Mike Wilkinson

Take a bow. Here are the most successful high schools in Michigan at sending graduates to college, broken down into four categories. Did your school make the list?

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college

April 17, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic means.

Academic State Champs 2019 - upper income (slideshow)

April 17, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Here are the 2019 Academic State Champs among upper income schools, those with 25 percent or fewer economically disadvantaged students.

Academic State Champs 2019 - middle to upper income (slideshow)

April 17, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Here are the 2019 Academic State Champs among middle to upper income schools, those with 25 percent to 40 percent economically disadvantaged students. 

Academic State Champs 2019 - lower to middle income (slideshow)

April 17, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Here are the 2019 Academic State Champs among lower to middle income schools, those with 40 percent to 55 percent economically disadvantaged students.

Academic State Champs 2019 - lower income (slideshow)

April 17, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Here are the 2019 Academic State Champs among lower income schools, those with more than 55 percent of economically disadvantaged students. 

Whitmer and Republican leaders join forces to study Michigan jail reforms

April 17, 2019 | Lindsay VanHulle

Elected leaders, judges and law enforcement want to learn more about the state’s crowded jails in an era of lower crime rates, in hopes of crafting new laws to reduce the inmate population, cut costs and right wrongs.

Detroit court’s bail system criminalizes being black and broke, suit claims

April 16, 2019 | Chastity Pratt

In Detroit, hundreds remain jailed even though they’ve never been convicted because they can’t afford bail. A lawsuit takes aim at 36th District Court.

Public outcry changed Michigan social studies standards. Add your voice.

April 16, 2019 | Ron French

The public has one more round of public meetings to offer its views on updating subjects covered in social studies classes across the state. Check out the schedule for a hearing near you.

Opinion | Michigan’s private colleges must play vital role boosting college attainment

April 16, 2019 | Jeff Abernathy

Michigan is facing a talent gap – a gap that must be filled by more people with college degrees, says the president of Alma College

Shooter drills. Anxious teachers. Flying staplers. Michigan schools prepare.

April 15, 2019 | Ron French

It’s been 20 years since two students killed 13 people at Columbine High School. Today, Michigan schools use hockey pucks, hornet spray and gun sensors to train for the unthinkable. Are they ready? And at what cost?

Michigan doesn’t track school security – or fund safety office it created

April 15, 2019 | Ron French, Lindsay VanHulle

Most Michigan schools visited take active shooter security seriously. Just don’t ask the state what each school is doing – it doesn’t keep track. And the Office of School Safety the Legislature created? It remains unfunded.

It’s tax day, Michigan. Take this quiz or face an audit

April 15, 2019 | Joel Kurth

Okay, we totally lied about the audit. But it wouldn’t kill you to learn more about Michigan’s taxes and exemptions. Test your smarts with this quiz.

A deal to fix Michigan’s roads looks to roll into summer, at least

April 12, 2019 | Lindsay VanHulle

The ball is in the Republican Legislature’s court when it comes to presenting an alternative to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s $2.5 billion road-funding plan. Will private negotiations produce a compromise both sides can sell?

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