Madyson Fitzgerald

Madyson Fitzgerald

Madyson Fitzgerald is the newsletter producer and breaking news reporter for Stateline.

Instructions for free Wi-Fi are posted on a fence outside of the To’Hajiilee Senior Citizen Center on To’Hajiilee Indian Reservation, N.M. Some Native nations are building their own networks to provide high-speed internet. (Sam Wasson/Getty Images)

Native nations with scarce internet are building their own broadband networks

By: - January 17, 2024

On the Hopi Reservation’s more than 1.5 million acres of desert landscape in northeast Arizona, most residents live in villages atop arid mesas. Below ground, there’s a network of copper wires that provides telephone and internet service. Hopi Telecommunications in 2004 bought the company that had installed them, but has been struggling ever since to upgrade the […]

Pieces of Good Meat's cultivated chicken are shown at the Eat Just office in Alameda, Calif., June 14, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Was that chicken cutlet grown in a lab? These states (including SD) want you to know.

By: - August 31, 2023

Select U.S. restaurants have begun serving laboratory-grown chicken, spurring long wait times for reservations by diners curious to taste it. In June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture gave final approval for a few California-based companies to begin selling lab-produced chicken across the country. While it may be years before lab-grown meat is available at grocery […]