Zahra Ahmad, Bridge Magazine

Zahra Ahmad

Bridge Magazine

Michigan, United States

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Past articles by Zahra:

How and where to vote in Michigan on Election Day

Here is how to find candidate information, an outline of Michigan voting regulations for the polls and answers to frequently asked questions. → Read More

Gretchen Whitmer: Michigan governor’s issues, biography, controversies

What to know about the Democrat: where she stands, her four years in office, her priorities and her race against Republican Tudor Dixon. → Read More

Tudor Dixon: Michigan GOP governor candidate’s issues, biography, controversies

What to know about Tudor Dixon where she stands, how she became Republican nominee against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and how she might govern. → Read More

Where Michigan attorney general foes Dana Nessel and Matthew DePerno stand

Not a lot of common ground between Nessel, a progressive Democrat, and DePerno, a Trump-endorsed attorney. She supports abortion rights, same-sex marriage and the integrity of the 2020 election. He opposes abortion and sees corruption in Nessel’s office and in Trump’s 2020 defeat. → Read More

Michigan secretary of state race: Where Jocelyn Benson, Kristina Karamo stand on issues

Incumbent Jocelyn Benson and Republican challenger Kristina Karamo offer voters stark contrasts in background and campaign promises. → Read More

How to watch the Tudor Dixon, Gretchen Whitmer second debate on Oct. 25

Michigan’s last gubernatorial debate before the Nov. 8 election is Tuesday. Here’s how to watch it. → Read More

Social Security increase: 2.2 million in Michigan to get $140 more per month

Monthly benefits will increase 8.7 percent in January because inflation has soared all year. Here’s how much it will benefit Michigan families. → Read More

Michigan Proposal 2: What’s true, false, unknown about the voting ballot question

You still need an ID to vote. Billionaires can contribute to running elections. Prisoners can’t vote. What else to know about Promote the Vote. → Read More

Michigan firm linked to election worker data breach; Detroit ends contract

The owner of an East Lansing election software firm is expected to self-surrender to authorities from Los Angeles County, California, where he’s facing at least one felony charge for a potential breach of poll worker data. → Read More

How to watch Tudor Dixon-Gretchen Whitmer gubernatorial debates on Oct. 13 and Oct. 25

Michigan’s gubernatorial candidates are coming up. Here’s how to watch them. → Read More

Michigan gas prices are up again. Here is why.

Several factors, from a refinery fire to a cut in oil production, are pushing Michigan’s gas prices above the national average. → Read More

Biden pardons federal marijuana possession charges. What it means to Michigan

Michigan marijuana activists hope President Joe Biden’s pardons will lead to more drug reform in Michigan and other states. The drug is still listed as a Schedule 1 narcotic. → Read More

Judge dismisses Flint water crisis charges against former Michigan officials

Seventh Circuit Court Judge Elizabeth Kelly dropped felony charges against seven former government officials tied to the Flint water crisis on Tuesday. → Read More

Michigan Proposal 1: What would change if voters approve term-limits law

What to know about a ballot measure to extend term limits and require more financial transparency in state government. → Read More

Michigan Proposal 3: What changes if abortion becomes constitutional right

What to know about state of abortion today in Michigan, who supports the ballot measure and what would change if voters approve it on Nov. 8. → Read More

Trump will rally in Michigan Saturday to support Tudor Dixon, other GOP candidates

The former president will speak at 7 p.m. Saturday in Warren. → Read More

Election worker facing tampering charges in Michigan is GOP precinct delegate

The Kent County prosecutor has charged a GOP delegate and election worker with felonies claiming he tampered with an electronic poll book in the August primary. → Read More

Proposal 2 wouldn’t let Michigan prisoners vote, despite claims in mass texts

A new ballot question committee is resurrecting false claims about a voting rights measure on the Nov. 8 ballot. → Read More

Who is running for University of Michigan, MSU and Wayne State boards?

Voters will elect two candidates apiece for the boards of each of Michigan’s largest universities. The currently unfilled positions wield enormous influence. → Read More

Who is running for the Michigan State Board of Education?

The board has little influence over day-to-day operations of Michigan schools, but it has become a focal point of cultural and gender controversies over curriculum. Two seats are up for grabs. → Read More