Stories tagged: "rural Michigan"


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1 in 4 Rural Michigan Hospitals Is in Danger of Closing, Even During a Pandemic. Here’s Why.

Overburdened and underfunded, Michigan’s rural hospitals are in need of life support to continue serving a large swath of the state’s families. 

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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.

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‘It Opened the World to Us’: Broadband Infrastructure Can Transform Rural Michigan Life

More than a million Michiganders don't have access to broadband internet. Here's what it's like to finally connect.

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Thousands of Michigan Households Don’t Have Access to Internet. Here’s Where It’s Worst

There are thousands of households in Michigan that do not have access to basic internet connection.

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This Rural County Is One of the Worst Hit in Michigan’s Latest COVID Storm

Bay County is struggling to keep up with a surge of coronavirus cases local health officials don't expect to go away any time soon.