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Brunch with Bridge

If you #lovelansing – or any community or charity – consider Giving Tuesday

When you’re doing your holiday shopping, don’t forget the charities that need tending, especially at this time of year. Giving Tuesday, after Thanksgiving, is the newly designated day.

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The Grosse Pointe Park side of the end of Kercheval Road invites pedestrians to shop at the city's Saturday farmers market. (Bridge photo by Nancy Derringer)

Detroit bankruptcy and beyond

Border crossing – the long, fraught history of the Detroit-Grosse Pointe divide

The sudden closing this summer of a road leading from Detroit into Grosse Pointe Park reignited accusations that Detroit’s largely African-American and poor population was not welcome. Residents on both sides are pushing for change.

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Michigan Truth Squad

Foul on Bishop for accusing opponent of tripling staff

Truth Squad cites warning after warning for Mike Bishop’s “Fighting for Our Families” video, and then a foul in his attack on Eric Schertzing.

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Detroit bankruptcy and beyond

Making Detroit’s streets safer

The Motor City was designed for residents who buy and drive cars and trucks. But those planning Detroit’s future envision a design that is more friendly and safe for pedestrians, bikers and people using public transportation.

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Michigan Truth Squad

Truth Squad foul on ad saying Barrett is beholden to Koch group

The Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity has backed state House candidate Tom Barrett. Does that mean Barrett will put AFP’s needs first?

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Talent & education

State schools chief: Michigan is 10 years behind leading states

Superintendent Mike Flanagan tells Bridge he is baffled by Michigan’s poor scores on national tests, has been slow to act on key reforms, and may have stayed in his job too long.

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Phil's column

Across Michigan, groups are daring to collaborate

From building workforce skills to economic development, Michigan works best when groups inside and outside government share smart ideas.

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