Stories tagged: "biden administration"

Michigan Scores $61M Federal Grant to Build Hundreds of Miles of High-Speed Internet

An eight-figure grant awarded this week from the federal government aims to help continue building out an affordable, high-speed internet network across Michigan.

A portion of the river was drained in the late 1800s to accommodate the lumber industry. (Photo via Muskegon River Watershed Assembly)
Feds Fund Project to Restore Northern Michigan River That Has Been Disconnected Since 1800s

Newly announced federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act will bridge a northern Michigan waterway that has been disconnected from the Maple River since the 1800s.

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., applaud. (Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
Biden Renews Call for Action on Gun Control in Wake of Mass Shooting at Michigan State

President Joe Biden at an annual meeting with county leaders on Tuesday said there is much more work to be done on gun control legislation—such as banning assault-style weapons, which are typically used in most mass shootings.

In this photo provided by the US Navy, sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 recover a high-altitude surveillance balloon off the coast of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Feb. 5, 2023. (US Navy via AP)
Report: Downed Object in Lake Huron Could Well Be ‘Benign’

The three still-unidentified aerial objects shot down by the US in the past week likely had merely a "benign purpose," the White House said Tuesday, drawing a distinction between them and the massive Chinese balloon that earlier traversed the US with a suspected goal of surveillance.

A Toyota Motor Corp.'s new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle Mirai arrives at a charge station near Toyota's showroom on Nov. 17, 2014, in Tokyo.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
Michigan Joins Midwest Partnership to Back Hydrogen as Clean Energy Source

Michigan has joined six other Midwestern states in teaming up to accelerate the development of hydrogen as a clean-energy alternative for automobiles and factories that rely largely on climate-warming fossil fuels, governors said Monday.

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Sept. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Biden Administration Awards Grant to Tear Down Divisive Detroit Highway

A plan to dismantle Interstate 375, a 1-mile depressed freeway in Detroit that was built by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago, was a big winner of federal money Thursday, and the first Biden administration grant awarded to tear down a racially divisive roadway.

General Motors, Pilot Travel Centers and EVgo also have plans to build 2,000 charging stalls at “up to” 500 Pilot Flying J sites across the nation. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
GM Announces Partnership to Build 500 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

General Motors, Pilot Travel Centers and EVgo said they will build 2,000 charging stalls at "up to" 500 Pilot Flying J sites across the nation.