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BC-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI

August 26, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan at 1:30 p.m. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Detroit bureau at 800-642-4125 or 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. Tom Davies is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Democrats on Sunday made official their slate of top candidates for the fall election, nominating Dana Nessel for attorney general and Jocelyn Benson for secretary of state in bids to retake state offices the party has not led in years. The moves at a convention in East Lansing were a formality after Democratic delegates first endorsed the candidates in the spring. Also backed then — and again on Sunday — were state Supreme Court candidates Sam Bagenstos and Megan Cavanagh, who will try to upend GOP-supported Justices Elizabeth Clement and Kurtis Wilder in November. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.



DETROIT — Michigan seismologists are studying a meteor that exploded in the atmosphere over the state in January with the help of scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego. The University of Michigan seismologists and the California scientists will publish their combined data on Michigan’s celestial event in a research paper, the Detroit Free Press reported. The Jan. 17 meteor showered small fragments down toward Earth near Livingston County’s Hamburg Township west of Detroit. Witnesses watched the spectacular meteor flash across southern Michigan skies. SENT: 400 words.


DETROIT — The Belle Isle Aquarium, North America’s oldest, has seen its share of challenges over the decades and was shuttered for a seven-year period until it reopened in 2012. But with its operations now securely in the hands of the nonprofit Belle Isle Conservancy, the aquarium continues to reinvent itself with new exhibits and structural improvements. At least three new tanks are poised to open this fall. By Maureen Feighan, The Detroit News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,000 words.


VICKSBURG, Mich. — The historic site of the Lee Paper Mill has become a workshop for artists brought from across the world to Vicksburg, Michigan through the Prairie Ronde Artist Residency. The residency program started earlier this year and was made possible by Paper City Development, who owns the paper mill and plans to redevelop the historic site into a mixed-use facility. Plans for the site include a brewery and beer garden, restaurant, retail center, craft food and beverage production facility, offices, arts community, museum, 42 apartments and events spaces. By Winter Keefer, The Kalamazoo Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 800 words.


— GRAYLING MARKET: The northern Michigan city of Grayling is receiving a $250,000 state grant to help build a “food hub” that will put commercial kitchens, vendor spaces, a restaurant and a farmers’ market under one roof.

— BEAVER ISLAND-WATER TRAIL: A new water trail that circumnavigates Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan is ready for use after more than five years of work. A dedication event for the Beaver Island Water Trail is planned for Sept. 1 at the Beaver Island Community Center.



DETROIT — The Tigers retire Alan Trammell’s No. 3 prior to their game against Chicago. Rookie Michael Kopech takes the mound for the White Sox against Jordan Zimmermann. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 1:10 p.m. ET.


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