RILEY BEGGIN JOURNALIST
Reporter based in Michigan specializing in investigative and audio journalism.
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Bridge Michigan, November 2019 This multi-story project examines parallels between a chemical crisis in the 1970s and the unfolding contamination crisis of PFAS. Photo by Dale Young
Bridge Michigan, May 2020 One in a series of watchdog stories detailing how state and federal regulators failed to prevent a massive dam break that caused thousands to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Dale Young)
Bridge Michigan, April 2020 When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her second stay at home order, confused businesses around the state couldn't get clarification from the administration. Courtesy photo
Bridge Michigan, April 2020 Our reporting on the coronavirus' disproportionate impact on African American communities prompted Michigan to become one of the first states to release race-related virus data, fully revealing the disparity. (Photo by Kathryn Dugal)
Bridge Michigan, July 2019 Despite a desperate need for workers in the skilled trades, books that train inmates in computers and other tech are banned from state prisons. Shutterstock file photo
Bridge Michigan, November 2018 After the 2016 presidential election, political novice Katie Fahey put out a request on Facebook to organize against gerrymandering. Two years later, she'd created a movement that fundamentally changed Michigan's voting system. Photo by Anthony Lanzilote