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The State of Michigan Is Going to Text You About Free Wi-Fi. It’s a Real Offer.

More than a million Michigan households could qualify for free Wi-Fi. Here’s how. 

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Michigan’s Manufacturing Hot Streak Continues With 1,200 New Jobs at Battery Facility

“Michigan was a natural choice to our commitment of building an impactful global business because of its rich pool of talent, being close to the geographic epicenter of the automotive industry and its strong support."

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Semiconductor Shortages Have Hobbled the Auto Industry. Michigan Leaders Are Trying to Fix It.

The semiconductor shortage has limited auto production and driven up prices for available cars.

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Michigan Has a Broadband Office to Get Wi-Fi, But It’s Sitting Empty

Michigan has the opportunity to get internet access to isolated parts of the state. But the project has been on the back burner. Libraries are stepping in to fill the gap. 

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‘It’s Just a Hard-to-Imagine World’: Rural Michiganders Open up About Living Without Broadband

Some 400,000 rural households lack broadband internet in Michigan, creating a digital divide that harms their educational, economic, and interpersonal lives. Here is the plan to fix that.

An "Out Of Service" bag covers a gas pump as cars continue line up for the chance to fill their gas tanks at a Circle K near uptown Charlotte, North Carolina on May 11, 2021 following a ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline. - Fears the shutdown of a major fuel pipeline would cause a gasoline shortage led to some panic buying and prompted US regulators on Tuesday to temporarily suspend clean fuel requirements in three eastern states and the nation's capital.
Rising Cybersecurity Threats Are Targeting Michiganders. Here’s What’s Being Done About It.

The state government’s computer systems are attacked 90 million times a day. Rep. Elissa Slotkin says it’s time to get serious on cybersecurity.

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The PlayStation 5 Proves Supply Chains Are Essential Michigan Infrastructure. Yes, Really.

Gamers and auto workers both are left in the lurch by one key component they can't get. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Livonia) wants to make sure that crisis doesn't happen again.