27 August 2015 • 31 comments
With 23 million gallons of oil and gas passing beneath the Straits of Mackinac each day, Bridge weighs the evidence on the safety of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline.
27 August 2015 • 11 comments
Enbridge Energy has historically kept inspection data about the Straits of Mackinac pipeline to itself.
20 August 2015 • 41 commentsReform advocates agree that Michigan could save millions by reducing its prison population, a cost that has risen seven-fold over three decades. But with politics never far from the surface, can policymakers agree on who doesn’t belong?
20 August 2015 • 6 comments
An unexpected coalition of conservatives and progressives is forming around finding ways to reduce Michigan’s costly prison population
4 August 2015 • 18 comments
This year’s bloom promises to be bigger, slimier and more trouble for marine life than past years. While experts are calling for tougher regulation of industrial farming, the state says Michigan’s current conservation efforts are working.
4 August 2015 • 1 comment
Fifteen years after landowners along the Mississippi River were asked to help reduce conditions for blooms, there has been no reduction in a marine dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. One expert suggests tougher regulation.
21 July 2015 • 4 comments
A shortage of primary care doctors is associated with worse health outcomes and higher death rates. What steps Michigan can take to close the doctor gap.
21 July 2015 • 6 comments
Since 1974, Michigan State University’s medical school has offered intensive training for rural primary care physicians
16 July 2015 • 11 comments
Michigan’s state park system adapts to budget squeezes and changing values about the outdoors. But major costs kicked down the road.
16 July 2015
In just about every corner of Michigan’s state park system, there is evidence of the heavy price of years of deferred maintenance. Roads and parking lots cry out for patching and resurfacing, buildings need repair or replacement, as do decks, boardwalks and […]
9 June 2015 • 21 comments
Women in full-time jobs earn on average three-fourths the pay as men in Michigan, a wider margin than most of the nation. While critics question the scale of the gap, policymakers debate ways to close it.
9 June 2015 • 6 comments
Hispanic women in Michigan earn barely half the income of non-Hispanic white males.
14 May 2015 • 3 commentsWest Michigan leads the way in Michigan jobs recovery, while the state as a whole still trails the nation.
14 May 2015 • 3 comments
Michigan rural counties struggle with jobs loss.
6 May 2015 • 71 comments
With the resounding defeat of Proposal 1 on Tuesday, it’s unclear how Michigan’s deteriorating roads will be fixed.
16 April 2015 • 6 comments
A social media post by a prison rape coordinator may serve to underscore allegations that the state is insensitive to young inmates’ rape claims.
14 April 2015 • 8 comments
The full deposition testimony of seven teenage inmates is notable for its graphic consistency, producing a damning portrait of institutional indifference within Michigan’s prisons.
14 April 2015
The inmate known as John Doe 3 says the abuse began from the moment he entered adult prison.