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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

April 15, 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. Corey Williams 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-UNIONS

LAS VEGAS _ Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist’s dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation. The candidates are spending too much time talking about esoteric issues like the Senate filibuster and the composition of the Supreme Court and not enough time speaking the language of workers, several union officials said. Those ideas may excite progressive activists, they said, but they risk alienating working-class voters. Terry McGowan, president of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139, in Wisconsin, said many of the issues driving the 2020 primary so far are distractions. By Michelle L. Price and Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 1,036, photos.

TUNNEL-SMUGGLING

DETROIT _ A Canadian cab driver is sentenced for sending immigrants on foot into the U.S. through a dangerous rail tunnel under the Detroit River. UPCOMING: 130 words. More on merits.

IN BRIEF:

_ GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 9 cents from a week ago to about $2.92 per gallon.

_ DETROIT CHAMPIONS DAY: In 1936, Michigan Gov. Frank Fitzgerald declared April 18 “Detroit Champions’ Day” to mark the championships earned by all of the city’s professional sports teams around that time.

_ GRASS CARP LARVAE FOUND: University biologists in Ohio are scouring streams following tests that confirmed larvae from the invasive Asian grass carp were found for the first time in the Great Lakes watershed.

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