Quality of Life
Michigan is a great place to live. Bridge will report that fact often — and on potential threats to the assets that make it so.
Northern Michigan counties are losing residents at a startling rate. Jobs are scarce. And so is hope among some.
After lost decade, state sees slow growth. Check out how your county is faring with this interactive map.
Leaving prison was supposed to make everything better. It was only the beginning of the troubles for an unlikely pair.
The 2016 election exposed a gulf among Michigan residents. Bridge revisited 11 people and families we first profiled at Donald Trump’s inauguration to see if the past six months had changed their outlook. Both sides, it appears, are digging in.
The village president’s inflammatory Facebook posts leads to an evening standoff along the normally placid main street of Kalkaska.
Flint residents took to Lansing to deliver handwritten messages in water bottles to the governor. It’s the latest effort by residents to focus attention on poisoned water caused by government ineptitude.
For three generations, the odds of outearning your parents has dropped. Today, a young person’s odds of climbing higher than their parents are no better than a coin flip.
Your chances of living the American Dream – climbing higher up the economic ladder than your parents – used to be a sure thing. Times have changed, and not for the better.
How much of the political divide is an economic opportunity gap? In Bay City, which went twice for Obama, the focus is, as President Trump likes to say, jobs, jobs, jobs.