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.
10 March 2015 • 6 comments
Borgess Run Camp in Kalamazoo has persuaded more than a thousand out-of-shape residents to hit the streets
10 March 2015
Grand Rapids is following the Borgess model to get its residents running. Follow these guidelines and your city can do the same.
19 February 2015 • 27 comments
After growing up in Pure Michigan, millennials say they must leave a land they love to fulfill their career ambitions. Second of two parts.
19 February 2015 • 17 comments
A rural school district in Cheboygan County and a more affluent one in Harbor Springs underscore the role money can play in student performance.
17 February 2015 • 6 comments
For many unseen residents of northern Michigan, life can be struggle for survival. This is true even for those with jobs, which tend to be seasonal with marginal pay
11 February 2015 • 2 comments
The leaders of the state’s Top 11 high schools in this year’s Academic State Champ rankings offer advice on their success strategies and how to help low-income students achieve.
13 January 2015 • 11 comments
Michigan’s K-12 vocational education system will never become the powerful job engine that Gov. Snyder demands without a fix to inequitable funding across the state.
13 January 2015 • 11 comments
How one student from Paw Paw found success in the IT marketplace
17 December 2014 • 7 comments
Four legislative leaders tell Bridge Magazine what’s on their mind when the new legislative session begins in January.
11 December 2014 • 9 comments
The safety net is anything but secure for homeless children and families across the state. Bridge reviews some approaches that have shown promise elsewhere.
11 December 2014
Runaway and unaccompanied teens navigate a treacherous world
20 November 2014
A national report finds nearly 80,000 homeless children in Michigan, with a lack of state planning to deal with the problem.
18 November 2014 • 59 comments
Government and medical studies reveal motorcyclists are more likely to die or be seriously injured if they are not wearing helmets in a crash, raising questions about the 2012 repeal of Michigan’s helmet law. A Republican Legislature sees no reason to take up the issue.
11 November 2014 • 8 commentsAmid promising signs of growth, Michigan still has not reached its peak GDP from a decade ago.
11 November 2014
The Grand Rapids region is strong in virtually every economic sector, and is the closest of any Michigan region to returning to pre-recession levels.