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Nisa Khan

Digital Intern

Nisa Khan is a digital intern for Michigan Radio. She is currently a senior in the University of Michigan’s School of Information, studying User Experience. Her experience includes being a news editor for The Michigan Daily, an Asian American Journalists Association fellow, a Knight Foundation/CUNYJ fellow, an intern for ProPublica, and an intern for the investigative team here at Michigan Radio. She’s so excited to be here!

PS: She really likes Spider-Man.

Detroit street.
Pixabay

NeighborhoodScout, an online database of hyperlocal real estate information, released its annual research on the top 100 "most dangerous" cities in the United States. Bessemer, Alabama, found itself at the top of the list, with nine Michigan cities appearing throughout. 

work in progress farmers
Joey Horan / Michigan Radio

It has been a meaningful year for Michigan -- read the stories below to reflect on some of the highlights that Michigan Radio covered this year.

 

Believed

 

John Auchter / Michigan Radio
Mercedes Mejia / Michigan Radio

Catch up on the most read stories about Michigan’s education system.

 

Report: State took $4.5 billion from K-12 funds to plug budget holes

 

It was supposed to be paid back. The bill included language requiring funds to be repaid to the School Aid Fund to the General Fund between fiscal years 2011/12 and 2015/16. But the legislature never paid it back.

 

A diver inspects Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac for a possible dent.
Enbridge inspection video shared with the state of Michigan

From following the aftereffects of the Flint Water Crisis to the new discoveries of PFAS in the state, here is some of most important stories Michigan Radio covered on the environment.

Ripple Effects of the Flint Water Crisis

French fries
HopCat

A Michigan-based bar and restaurant chain plans to change the name of its "Crack Fries" in January to distance itself from a name associated with a drug epidemic.

A post on HopCat's website by BarFly Ventures CEO Mark Gray says the recipe and ingredients of its seasoned fries will stay the same.