Bridge Magazine

7:34 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Bridge Magazine examines how Portage has no unfunded pension or retiree health care debt

Kalamazoo faces challenge of paying for retiree health care
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: The Center for Michigan
KALAMAZOO/PORTAGE - A quick drive through Kalamazoo and its bordering neighbor to the south, Portage, reveals some obvious differences. Others are less so. Kalamazoo, older and more ethnically diverse, has its share of historic downtown buildings, a mix of vintage and blue-collar neighborhoods and the campus of Western Michigan University.
5:11 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Young black men in Michigan dying at high rate

The three leading causes of death for that demographic were homicide, accidents, and suicide.
By Kurt Metzger/Data Driven Detroit While Michigan may be aging faster than any other state, our overall death numbers are not growing. Provisional death totals for 2011, just released by Michigan's Department of Community Health, show that the total number of deaths in Michigan fell by 313 between 2010 and 2011.
2:27 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

4 billion gallons of Michigan water to be used for fracking

Encana Corporation plans to drill about 500 new natural gas wells in northern Michigan. The amount of water Encana requires would equate to two years’ worth of water for all the residents in Traverse City.
KALKASKA - A Canadian firm has laid out plans to drill 500 new natural gas wells in Northern Michigan, using a technique that could consume more than 4 billion gallons of groundwater - or about as much water as Traverse City uses in two years.
6:19 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

High child abuse, neglect rates in Michigan

Child abuse and neglect in Michigan is more than 50 percent higher than the national average.
The number of abused and neglected Michigan children rose in recent years, during a period when state spending on abuse and neglect prevention plummeted. The state's rate of abuse and neglect, below the national average as recently as 2006, is now more than 50 percent higher than the national rate.
Health care
6:59 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Bridge Magazine crunches health care numbers for Michigan

Credit Bridge Illustration/A.J. Jones

New figures from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation show a snapshot of health in Michigan. Bridge Magazine looked into the numbers and found great disparity in the state. They also found some numbers can be deceiving. 

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