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

December 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

XGR--WORKER COMPENSATION-MICHIGAN

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s Republican-led House is expected to vote to gut minimum wage and paid sick leave laws that legislators passed months ago to keep off the ballot, an unprecedented step that is likely to spark legal challenges if Gov. Rick Snyder signs the bills. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 600 words.

XGR--WETLAND PROTECTION

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate may vote to deregulate 70,000 wetlands, inland lakes and streams across the state, a move that is drawing fierce opposition from environmentalists. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 500 words.

IN BRIEF:

— MICHIGAN FIRE: Authorities say a pregnant woman and a child are dead and seven other people were taken to a hospital following an early-morning house fire in southwestern Michigan. Crews responding to a report of a fire shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday found several residents outside and were told two were still on the home’s second floor.

— UP STATE FAIR: Attendance at the Upper Peninsula State Fair was up 6 percent last summer over the previous year. The fair attracted 92,000 people over seven days in Escanaba in August, a record.

— DETROIT CHURCH-SKULL: Police say a possible human skull was found in a flower pot outside a Detroit church.

— LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS: The state is accepting applications from people who want to be temporary lighthouse keepers next spring and summer at the Tawas Point Lighthouse off the Lake Huron coast.

SPORTS:

HKN--LIGHTNING-WINGS

DETROIT — The Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Detroit Red Wings, shooting for their fourth straight win. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:30 p.m. ET

BKC--T25-MICHIGAN-NORTHWESTERN

EVANSTON, Ill. — No. 5 Michigan looks to continue its perfect start when it visits Vic Law and Northwestern. It’s only the second true road game for the Wolverines this season. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 9 p.m. ET

FBH--DIVISION 5-6 ALL-STATE

The Associated Press 2018 Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and All-State Team for Division 5-6 high school football in Michigan will be named on Tuesday. UPCOMING: 500 words. With FBH--Division 5-6 All-State-List.

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