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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

February 13, 2019

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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. _ Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has identified two major crises facing Michigan _ aging infrastructure and a lagging education system _ in her first State of the State address. She promised Tuesday to soon propose a “real solution” to fix the roads and touted a tuition-free plan that would help high school graduates attend college or get vocational training. By David Eggert. SENT: 790 words, photos. Final version moved late yesterday and available for use.



YPSILANTI, Mich. _ Chuck Green, a former Associated Press foreign correspondent and chief of bureau in Detroit, has died. He was 82. Green died Tuesday of a blood disorder at his home in Ypsilanti, southwest of Detroit. The Houston, Texas, native worked for the AP from 1960 to 1984. He also headed bureaus in Mexico City; Caracas, Venezuela; and Albany, New York. He was hired in 1960 as a correspondent in Houston and later worked on AP’s World desk in New York before moving on to Mexico City. SENT: 390 words.


—FLINT WATER: The city of Flint has agreed to use a scientific model to determine which homes are likely to have lead or steel water lines as it tries to comply with a 2017 agreement to replace them.

—WINTER WEATHER-MICHIGAN: Winter continues to keep a tight hold on Michigan as strong winds and more snow swirl across parts of the state.

—RIVERS-ALCOHOL BAN: Federal officials are delaying a ban on alcoholic beverages along sections of three rivers in the Huron -Manistee National Forest in northern Michigan.



BOSTON _ The Celtics return to the Garden on Wednesday after beating the 76ers without Kyrie Irving to snap a two-game losing streak. They face a Pistons team that has won four straight. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apmichigan@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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