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

August 10, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



DETROIT — A U.S. House district representing Detroit and some surrounding cities has made some major news: First came last year, when longtime Democratic Rep. John Conyers resigned after being accused of groping and sexually harassing women. Then this week, when Rashida Tlaib won the primary election that set her up to become the first female Muslim member of Congress. Amid the hoopla, however, is a quieter, quirky twist that’s leading to some unexpected questions and late-summer research in Detroit and Washington: Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones won a special primary election — on the same ballot that led to Tlaib’s win — to serve the final two months of Conyers’ term. Will Jones take what’s essentially a high-profile temp job in the nation’s capital? Will she vacate her council job? Can she even do both? By Jeff Karoub. SENT:700 words, photos.


— MICHIGAN GOVERNOR’S RACE-DEBATES: Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer want to square off in at least three televised debates in their race for Michigan governor. Whitmer and Schuette won their primaries this week. Debate negotiations could begin in coming weeks. With AP Photos.

— BUICK CITY-FUTURE: Automotive supplier Lear Corp. has started production at a new $29 million plant on part of a massive former manufacturing site in Flint, Michigan.

— BABY DEATH-MICHIGAN: A man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a 9-month-old baby in southeastern Michigan.

— KLAN REMARK-APOLOGY: A prominent suburban Detroit leader has apologized for saying he’d rather join the Ku Klux Klan than a group of CEOs who are striving to improve Detroit.

— CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE: The Michigan Natural Resources Commission has approved new deer hunting regulations aimed at stopping the spread of a deadly disease among deer.

— DOW CHEMICAL-DIOXIN: Dow Chemical has prevailed in a long-running lawsuit by property owners over dioxin contamination along the Tittabawassee River.

— SMART SHIPS: Michigan Technological University is opening a location where researchers can try out new technologies that would enable greater use of unmanned research and survey vessels.



ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan assistant basketball coach Saddi Washington says coach John Beilein is doing well in his recovery from a double-bypass heart procedure. “Coach is doing great,” Washington said. “Been getting some updates from the family. I think everybody’s really excited about coach’s speedy recovery. We wouldn’t expect anything less of coach.” By Noah Trister. SENT: 350 words, photos.


DETROIT — After a day off for the Detroit Tigers, Jordan Zimmermann is scheduled to makes his 16th start of the season in Friday’s opener of a home series against Minnesota. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m. ET


OAKLAND, Calif. — Coach Jon Gruden makes his return to the sideline when the Oakland Raiders host the Detroit Lions in the exhibition opener. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 10:30 p.m. ET


BROOKLYN, Mich. — NASCAR gears up for its first race, the Consumers Energy 400, since chairman Brian France took a leave after being arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos.


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