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
Category: Black History
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
- 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.
- Detroit families wait-listed for ‘maxed out’ after school programby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Get On And Learn, or GOAL, wants to keep Detroit kids in the city for school and alleviate concerns about a lack of after care, transportation and programming.
- Biden calls on Congress to block potential railroad strike
President Joe Biden is calling on Congress to pass legislation to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month's deadline in the stalled contract talks.
- Thousands in China protest zero-COVID policy in largest demonstrations in decades
The largest protests in more than 30 years rocked China as tens of thousands of demonstrators across the country filled the streets to denounce Beijing's zero-COVID quarantine and testing policies. But some of the demonstrations quickly evolved into demands for political change, including the removal of President Xi. Nick Schifrin spoke with long-time China watcher Minxin Pei about the protests.
- News Wrap: Teenager pleads guilty to killing ten Black workers and shoppers in Buffalo
In our news wrap Monday, a white teenager pleaded guilty to killing ten Black shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, unrest in China sent a shudder down Wall Street as major stock indexes dropped, Ukraine is warning of another hard week with more Russian missile strikes against power and water systems and Mauna Loa in Hawaii is erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years.