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AP-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MI

June 6, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Michigan. 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. David Runk is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



LANSING, Mich. — The Republican-led Michigan House is expected to vote on a veto-proof measure that would repeal a state law requiring higher “prevailing” wages for construction workers on state-financed projects. If the Senate also votes Wednesday, the law will be off the books. Democrats are pushing to let voters decide on the November ballot. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 500 words, more on merits. Developing from 10 a.m. EDT Senate session and 1:30 p.m. EDT House session.


LANSING, Mich. — Three former Michigan State University football players accused in the 2017 sexual assault of a woman in an apartment bathroom face sentencing. Josh King, Donnie Corley Jr. and Demetric Vance earlier pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the case. UPCOMING: 130 words, more on merits. Developing from morning court hearing.


— DETROIT EX-MAYOR: Disgraced ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has ended up at a low-security federal prison in New Jersey. With AP Photo.

— GRAND RAPIDS HOUSING: Officials in a western Michigan city are considering new rules aimed at protecting renters from predatory landlords.

— TRANSFORMING STOREFRONTS-DETROIT: The city of Detroit is seeking local and regional designers to help transform vacant commercial storefronts into high-quality spaces where residents can discuss ongoing plans for their neighborhoods.

— GYPSY MOTHS-GRANGER: Residents in a northern Indiana neighborhood are battling an infestation of gypsy moth caterpillars that are stripping trees bare of foliage.



BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox play the second game of a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m. ET


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