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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

May 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

ELECTION 2020-KAMALA HARRIS

DETROIT _ Sen. Kamala Harris has told a crowd of thousands gathered at a dinner hosted by the country’s oldest NAACP chapter that Attorney General William Barr “lied to Congress” and “is clearly more interested in representing the president than the American people.” The Democratic presidential candidate was the keynote speaker Sunday at the Detroit NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund dinner, attended by a mostly black audience of nearly 10,000. By Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 640 words, photo. Moved late yesterday and available for use.

IN BRIEF:

—NEW HOSPITAL-ART: A health system is seeking to display works by artists in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula at its new hospital.

—GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 3 cents from a week ago to about $2.91 per gallon.

—CIGARETTE BUTTS-BEACHES: A northern Michigan village is weighing a possible tobacco ban at its parks and beaches following complaints about discarded cigarette butts.

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