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

October 9, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 2018-MARIJUANA

LANSING, Mich. — Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states. Michigan and North Dakota, where voters previously authorized medical marijuana, will decide now whether the drug should be legal for any adult 21 and older. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos. With BC-US--Election 2018-Marijuana-Glance.

IMMIGRATION-THE BATTLE FOR ALEXA

A Michigan foster family sought custody of a Salvadoran toddler after her mother was deported. Her story exposes what could happen to some of the infants, children and teens taken from their families at the border under a Trump administration policy earlier this year. An Associated Press investigation in the U.S. and Central America identified holes in the system that allow state judges to grant custody of migrant kids to American foster families — without notifying their deported parents. By Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza. SENT: 3,800 words, photos, video. An abridged version of 1,000 words has also been sent. Moving in national services.

ELECTION 2018-BERNIE SANDERS

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid. The tour kicks off on Oct. 19 in Bloomington, Indiana, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, with rallies and events on behalf of Liz Watson, who is challenging Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, R-Ind., and Gretchen Whitmer, who is running for Michigan governor. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 700 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— DETROIT SCHOOLS-WATER: A review of water testing results at Detroit public schools found that one school had more than 54 times the allowable amount of lead under federal guidelines while another exceeded the regulated copper level by nearly 30 times.

— ALBION COLLEGE-GIFT: Officials say a $5.1 million gift to Albion College will help transform pre-medical education at the school. The school says Lisa and James Wilson, who graduated from the college in the 1970s, are making the gift that will establish the Lisa and James Wilson Institute for Medicine at Albion College.

— FATAL POLICE CHASE-MICHIGAN: The driver of an auto fleeing police that crashed into an SUV, killing another woman, has been sentenced to 20-30 years in prison. With AP Photos.

— ASSAULT-VIDEOS: County commissioners in the Flint area have set aside $20,000 to help investigators process hundreds of videos discovered at the home of an alleged rapist.

SPORTS:

FBC--MICHIGAN ST-LEAKY LINE

EAST LANSING, Mich. — With two of its toughest games of the season coming up, Michigan State will try to fix its offensive line — and fast. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

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