Stories tagged: "biden"


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.

A Buick Wildcat EV concept is shown during the media previews for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
A Less-Glitzy Detroit Auto Show Returns After 3-Year Absence—With President Joe Biden

Michigan automakers have figured out that new models can make a bigger splash when they're unveiled to a digital audience on a day where they don't have to share the spotlight with their rivals. Not to mention that making a debut at an auto show can be hugely expensive.

Marijuana is fully legal in Michigan, 18 other states, and Washington D.C., and legal for medicinal use in 18 additional states.
Democrats Want Biden to Decriminalize Weed. It’s an Idea Michiganders Overwhelmingly Support.

Most Michiganders want legal weed, and so do seven in 10 Americans. It's about as popular of an idea that can exist in modern politics.

President Joe Biden speaks on the campaign trail on Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Biden Cancels Student $10-20K Loan Debt, Extends Repayment Pause, Announces Reforms for Future Repayments

The announcement, which came after months of deliberation, will provide immediate relief to an estimated 1.4 million Michiganders who’ve struggled with the financial albatross of student loan debt and help millions of future students avoid crushing monthly payments. 

Polling shows nearly six in 10 voters support extending the pause on federal student loan payments.
Will Most Michiganders Qualify if Biden Forgives Student Loans?

Around 400,000 Michiganders would have student loan debt erased, if the plan turns out the way experts are speculating.

Millions of Michiganders are waiting on news of student loan forgiveness.
Voters Want Student Debt Erased—But Many Michiganders Don’t Have to Wait

Some Michigan graduates don’t have to wait on the White House to start seeing their student loans erased.