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Guest commentary

Discriminate against a newborn? It’s legal in Michigan

Baby, there’s something wrong when a pediatrician can refuse to treat an infant because her parents are lesbians. The legislature should make sure it never happens again.

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Talent & education

When is college credit not a credit? Too often, when it’s earned at a community college

For thousands of low-income students, a four-year college degree is only within reach if they start at community college, saving money on tuition. State lawmakers are leaning on colleges and universities to make that process easier by ensuring students’ hard-earned credits transfer with them.

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Guest commentary

Michigan must abolish cruel gas chamber deaths for shelter pets

When abandoned animals must be euthanized, injection is not only more humane, but less expensive to carry out. There is no reason to allow shelters to inflict needless suffering on animals

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Talent & education

College costs have doubled, even after inflation, and other frightening facts (Chapter 1)

Think you can still pay for college delivering pizza? Think again. Bridge presents 6 realities facing today’s college student.

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Talent & education

The crazy cost of college, a cultural timeline (Chapter 2)

Hemlines rise and fall, but tuition just goes up.

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Talent & education

Four reasons why Michigan college prices have skyrocketed (Chapter 3)

The state bears blame for the high cost of higher education, but students aren’t blameless, either.

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Guest commentary

Higher education is critical to improving Michigan’s economy

Colleges and universities are well-positioned to help Michigan become a top 10 state.

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Detroit bankruptcy and beyond

Big ambitions for Detroit’s M-1 Rail system

Boosters promise the streetcar system, now under construction along Woodward Avenue, will spur downtown revitalization, brushing aside critics who fear another People Mover.

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