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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

February 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MICHIGAN ATTORNEY GENERAL-INVESTIGATIONS

LANSING, Mich. _ Michigan’s new attorney general is preparing to provide updates about state investigations of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, Flint’s water crisis and clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic church. Dana Nessel took charge of the office in January. She will update reporters Thursday. All three probes began under her predecessor, Bill Schuette. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. Developing from 10:45 a.m. ET news conference.

IN BRIEF:

—NO-REASON ABSENTEE VOTING: Michigan voters can start casting an absentee ballot without giving a reason. Thursday is the first day residents can request to vote by mail in the May election.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-MICHIGAN-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS _ No. 7 Michigan, trying to stay in first place in the rugged Big Ten, travels to play a Minnesota team that could use another signature win to stay in the NCAA Tournament picture. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.

BKC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

It’s finally here _ the first of two meetings between Michigan State and Michigan, the in-state rivals that have looked like the class of the Big Ten for much of this season. While Purdue has joined the Spartans and Wolverines in the title race, the two Michigan State-Michigan games could obviously have a big impact on who finishes first. The Wolverines host the Spartans on Sunday. By Noah Trister. SENT: 510 words, photo.

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