In-depth reporting on Michigan's largest city and surrounding communities, including deep dives into the big changes afoot in Detroit, its schools, neighborhoods, institutions and city hall.
Undocumented immigrants are increasingly ‘self-deporting,’ returning to Mexico or other countries and forsaking the American Dream. (video)
Deportation split his family in two. Now, he’s surrounded by shanties and homes without running water. (video)
Rampant turnover has schools yearning for teachers and turning to bonuses and penalties. Research shows the instability is bad for kids.
Watch the debate right here on Bridge with the incumbent Mayor Mike Duggan and challenger state Senator Coleman Young II.
Bridge Magazine examines four corners of Detroit. The numbers say the city is improving. The people sometimes tell another story.
Cheap homes are attracting new residents. But dumping, crime and a feeling of disconnection from City Hall pervade this far-west neighborhood.
City Hall has spent four years demolishing hundreds of homes in this northeast neighborhood. Many more remain.
Detroit is planning big changes to a little neighborhood near Belle Isle. Some wonder who will benefit.
In one of city’s most self-reliant neighborhoods, City Hall plans improvements as old brick homes get new owners.
Maurice Cox’s plan for the city: Make its biggest weakness a strength.
A law was supposed to stop land speculators from buying homes at tax auctions. It hasn’t worked out that way.
He has a name, but little money. So Young relies on his speeches in his uphill climb to unseat incumbent Mayor Mike Duggan.
A Bridge analysis shows that police responses to emergencies are roughly the same in all neighborhoods, but vary wildly for lesser crimes.
Raised in America, a young Detroit woman is a stranger in a violent land in Mexico after she is deported.
Bridge Magazine scours State of City speeches to filter fact from promises of Detroit’s mayor.
Bridge Magazine and the Detroit Journalism Cooperative gathered Detroiters past and present to share their choices. A theme emerged.
Laws passed to prevent terrorism and identity theft have made it harder to get the state-issued ID needed to escape poverty. A peek inside the poverty trap.
Once steamy and seedy, a North End sauna has booted the swingers and is investing big money in rehab work. Can it be a Detroit spa destination?
Architecture buff turns postcard collection into picture book. Take a peek at the fabulous and familiar with 11 images from Detroit’s colorful past.
Detroit’s new superintendent only gets three hours’ sleep per night. There’s no time to waste if he’s going to fix a district pushed to the brink.