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Â LANSING - The Michigan Public Service Commission approved DTE Electric Co.â€™s amended renewable energy plan (Case No. U-18232), expanding the companyâ€™s portfolio of wind and solar power generation facilities and addressing concerns raised by the Commission in previous orders, including theÂ ability forÂ third-party purchased power agreementsÂ to be usedÂ to meet the renewable portfolioÂ standard.Â Â Â The Commission approved DTE
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WASHINGTON DC - Michiganâ€™s chief security officer, Chris DeRusha, has a new job - heâ€™s the senior cybersecurity advisor for Democrat-presidential candidate Joe Biden. DeRusha was White House senior cybersecurity adviser and held a series of top cybersecurity jobs in the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama administration. Chris DeRusha He also
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WARRENTON, VA â€“ Executives at Appy Pie noted a sharp increase in application development in Online eCommerce Stores, Radio/Podcasts, Education (128%), Delivery Services (98%) and News/Magazine apps. It was also observed that business apps in general have been stable, while applications that focus on Dating and Events have taken a dramatic nosedive. â€œThe pandemic has
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DETROITÂ â€“Â People interested in sharing their views on how Michiganâ€™s Kâ€“12 schools responded during the COVID-19 pandemicâ€”and how they should plan for the fallâ€”are invited to participate in a major statewide survey being conducted under the auspices of Launch Michigan. The surveys are open to 9thâ€“12th grade school leaders and teachers, kindergartenâ€“12th grade parents, and
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DETROIT - Researchers are working to develop cloth that could inactivate or repel coronavirusesâ€”ideally including the one that causes COVID-19â€”and other pathogens. People can transfer infectious particles to their hands if they touch the front of a mask during use or when they remove gowns or other PPE, according to Chandan Sen, director of the
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NOVI - Rivian is well underway to releasing its first products: the R1T pickupÂ and theÂ R1S SUV. As the two vehicles inch closer to production, the automaker's dynamics team has been hard at work making sure they can live up to the expectations of a world-class off-roader. Rivian has released a trio of short videos showing
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ANN ARBOR - Welcome to the first Four20Post streaming video - aka Internet TV - show. Today we feature news from Rick Thompson and Jamie Cooper, plus interviews with Rudy Patros from Securatech and Kevin MacRitchie from Helios Security. So the theme is keeping our Michigan cannabis businesses secure. You're going to want to watch
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ANN ARBOR - Growing hemp is one challenge. Setting up product development and distribution is another set of challenges. Lori Putt learned some hard lessons growing hops before the 2019 rush to grow CBD. Hang Over Hops became HOH Hempnotize and she became active with iHemp Michigan and has been a great source of information
ANN ARBOR - Yup, that's right. Barn Owl Drone Services uses drones to find male hemp plants in fields. Owners Jaron and Sarah Hinkley explain in this video how they do that. If you're a hemp farmer, you're going to want to see this because Barn Owl Drone can save you time and money....and your
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LANSING - In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, the State of Michigan has allocated $100 million of CARES Act funding to implement the Michigan Small Business Restart Program to support the needs of Michigan Businesses directly impacted by COVID-19. The application for businesses to apply for funding will open on July 15. Grant
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