Author archive for Bridge Magazine

  • Are there two Detroits? A new report says yes, but…

    “Nobody who lives in neighborhoods could be surprised by this report,”

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  • Nikolai Vitti loves a challenge. He has one at Detroit Public Schools.

    What specifically will he do to make a real difference for families and students?

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  • Trump’s DACA reversal a nightmare to this west Michigan ‘dreamer’

    Wilfredo Diaz says he “never thought this day would come.” And yet here it is.

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  • Eleven surprising facts that define Detroit’s ‘139 Square Miles’ (Slideshow)

    “139 Square Miles” tells a story about the city.

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  • Michigan’s low unemployment rate masks ugly truth. People aren’t looking for work.

    Jobless rate at lowest since 2000. Teens aren’t working, high-school dropouts have left the labor pool.

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  • Arson finally on decline in Detroit. Now for the bad news.

    A gutted garage. Half a wall. A pile of rubble.

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  • Botched elections. Missing ballots. Is this any way to run a democracy?

    Michigan’s failed presidential recount last year wasn’t an aberration. It’s part of a pattern that has some concerned about…

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  • Detroit court gets tough on traffic tickets. County taxpayers get stuck with tab

    A get-tough approach is sending scofflaws to jail for unpaid misdemeanor tickets.

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  • One envelope holds her fate. Is she getting deported today?

    looking for a government official who held a sheet of paper with her fate written on it.

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  • Detroit cites progress, but water shutoffs actually rose last year

    Residential shutoffs spiked 18 percent in 2016: A staggering 83,000 homes have lost water service.

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