29 November 2016 • 6 comments
Michigan uses a for-profit company that’s been accused in the death, injury and abuse of prisoners, while other prisoners have escaped. State prison officials don’t want to talk about it.
29 November 2016 • 2 comments
To reduce injuries, deaths, escapes and lawsuits involving for-profit prison transport companies, state prison officials could consider these recommendations.
25 October 2016 • 1 commentSome of the 63 candidates for school board want to carry on the fight against the state’s financial oversight. Others vow to work within the state’s restrictions. See our database on each candidate.
29 September 2016 • 7 comments
Detroit Community Schools, run by former Detroit city attorney Sharon McPhail, faces $21k in monthly fines for continuing to employ her and another administrator who the state say lack proper certification as administrators. She has appealed.
16 August 2016 • 9 comments
More resources are being sought for transportation that recently doubled the number of Flint-area residents hired and bused to jobs in Livingston County.
4 August 2016 • 19 comments
A school run by former Detroit city councilwoman Sharon McPhail is fined after a Bridge investigation revealed she is unlicensed.
2 August 2016 • 6 comments
Detroit’s school board will have power limits unlike other districts across Michigan. Some fear that those restrictions will scare off strong candidates
28 July 2016 • 5 comments
Monica Lewis-Patrick, 50, president and CEO of We the People of Detroit, is African American and has lived in Detroit for the past decade. The group advocates for water rights, workers’ rights and housing rights, among other issues, and opposes the state’s […]
28 July 2016 • 1 comment
Adonis Flores, 28, is an immigrants rights organizer with Michigan United and a resident of Detroit. He said generations of his relatives found work in America under the Bracero Program, which allowed Mexican workers to come to America to help alleviate the […]
28 July 2016
Kenneth Reed, 48, spokesman for the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, is African American and a resident of Detroit. This interview took place in the midst of the recent spate of police-involved killings nationwide — after police killed an African-American man in […]
28 July 2016
Jim Fouts, 73, who is white, is mayor of Warren, in Macomb County just north of Detroit. In 1967, many residents in Warren feared violent disturbances in Detroit would come to their neighborhoods if African Americans moved there, he said. African-American Detroiters […]
28 July 2016 • 2 comments
Matthew Jaber Stiffler, 37, is research and content manager at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn. His father is white. His mother was born in America and is of Lebanese descent. Stiffler said he was raised as, and thought of himself […]
28 June 2016 • 14 comments
Bertie Marble’s death certificate points to pneumonia. But an attorney for her family, and her own medical records, raise questions about whether she was an uncounted victim of Legionnaires’ disease. Experts say toll may be far larger.
28 June 2016 • 1 comment
Bertie Marble’s 2015 death coincided with a trio of emergencies in Genesee County: the Flint water crisis, an increase in pneumonia and flu deaths, and a deadly Legionnaires’ outbreak.
21 June 2016 • 39 comments
In a U.P. forest, the “‘hood in the woods” has struggled to build a real community on an abandoned military base. The results so far are mixed.
12 May 2016 • 9 comments
Saginaw’s recreation department was eliminated following cuts to state revenue sharing money, which used to be the city’s biggest funding source
10 May 2016 • 6 comments
A partnership is connecting poor, hard-to-employ Flint residents with a factory hungry for workers in Howell. How a public-private transportation program is helping both sides thrive.
14 April 2016 • 57 comments
In the aftermath of Bridge’s story on the Detroit Community Schools, the Michigan Department of Education is checking for certification violations.