One in five American adults struggles to read and write at an elementary level, so when it comes to citizens’ ability to register to vote and read a ballot, how do those with low literacy skills fare in the process? One Detroit producer WIll Glover sits down with ProPublica reporters Annie Waldman and Aliyya Swaby who recently explored the confusion and complexity behind America’s election process, how it impacts voters and what states can do to make the process more accessible.Read More
Under the microscope: Former Rochester Hills City Clerk Tina Barton addresses election misinformation
Detroit Free Press Politics Editor Emily Lawler sits down with former Rochester Hills City Clerk Tina Barton to address misinformation that spread after the 2020 election and posit how the 2022 election process will turn out.Read More
Where do Michigan voters stand on key issues ahead of the Nov. 8, 2022 midterm election? One Detroit senior producer Bill Kubota teamed up with Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau Chief Paul Egan to talk with voters from across Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties about who they’ll cast their ballots for and where they land on the key issues like absentee voting, the economy and abortion.Read More
Republican Nominee for Governor, Congressional, and State Legislative Races Decided in Michigan Primary Election
The results are in. After the 2022 Michigan primary election, One Detroit contributor Nolan Finley and Deadline Detroit’s Greg Bowens sit down to discuss the results of the hotly contested governor, congressional and state legislative races across the state and what the results could mean for November.Read More
New plans for how Detroit will verify votes during the Aug. 2 primary election will include more stringent protocols on the number of challengers present as election inspectors count and verify ballots. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota teams up with the Detroit Free Press for a visit to one of Detroit’s election inspector trainings for a look at what goes on behind the scenes of elections and what election workers are required to know to preserve the democratic process.Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Replacement paratransit vendor unlikely before 2023 service cutsby Bryce Huffman and Malachi Barrett (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Some council members would convene a December session to vote on a new contract, but Mike Duggan’s administration said the bidding process will have to reopen next year.
- Prosecutor won’t charge Detroit officers in Porter Burks’ shooting deathby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy rules Detroit officers acted in self-defense in the 20-year-old Detroit resident’s Oct. 2 shooting death.
- Transit for Detroiters with disabilities at risk after contract rejectedby Bryce Huffman and Malachi Barrett (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit needs to find a new vendor to deliver 70% of its transit services for disabled residents after the City Council votes down a controversial five-year contract.
- Citizen complaint backlog against Detroit police could drag into 2023by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The Office of the Chief Investigator is adding eight investigators, but can’t project when the case backlog will be cleared since the interim department chief might be out next month.
- Some bus riders left cold and confused by temporary State Fair transit hubby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit’s makeshift hub is getting more shelters and is expected to be in place for about 18 months as the city constructs a new transit center at the former Michigan State Fairgrounds.
- News Wrap: Iran may disband morality police amid months of protests
In our news wrap Sunday, Iran's state media pushed back on a top official's comment that the country's morality police has been disbanded, Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson returned to play after being suspended for allegations of sexual misconduct, a volcanic eruption in Indonesia forced evacuations, and France and England advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals.
- A look ahead at two cases before the Supreme Court this week
The Supreme Court will hear two cases this week -- Creative v. Elenis and Moore v. Harper -- that have the potential to reshape anti-discrimination laws and the future of federal elections nationwide. John Yang joins Geoff Bennett to discuss.
- How countries are trying to tackle the plastic pollution problem together
This week, representatives from 150 nations are meeting in Uruguay with the goal of dramatically reducing or eliminating all plastic pollution by 2040. Meanwhile, U.S. lawmakers introduced a new bill to help curtail the harmful impacts of plastic waste. Washington Post reporter Michael Birnbaum joins Amna Nawaz to discuss.