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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

May 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LANSING, Mich. _ Lawmakers are taking aim at high car insurance premiums by unveiling a plan that would no longer make Michigan the only state to require drivers to buy unlimited medical benefits through their auto insurer. The bills are expected to win approval from the Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday. The measures would let drivers purchase no personal injury protection coverage if they have other qualifying health insurance. By David Eggert. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. Developing from 8:30 a.m. ET hearing and 10 a.m. ET Senate session. Photo pursuing.


LANSING, Mich. _ Michigan’s Board of Education is poised to select the next state superintendent after conducting final interviews with three candidates. Board members are expected to reveal their choice at the end of a public meeting Tuesday in Lansing. The finalists are Michael Rice, superintendent of Kalamazoo Public Schools; Randy Liepa, superintendent of the Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency; and Jeanice Swift, superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools. By David Eggert. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. Developing from board announcement expected after 3:30 p.m. ET. Photo pursuing.


—FALLING DETROIT STREETLIGHTS: Officials say some of Detroit’s new LED streetlights are prematurely dimming and burning out in parts of the city and thousands more could fail.

—CIGARETTE BUTTS-BEACHES: A northern Michigan village has decided to ban smoking at its parks, beaches and trails following complaints about discarded cigarette butts.

—FOSTER CARE: Advocates for children in foster care are raising awareness by observing a special day in Michigan, including by turning buildings, bridges and other public places purple.

—POWER PLANT-WOOD: A company that burns wood for energy has struck a new deal to produce power for Consumers Energy.



DETROIT _ The Detroit Tigers open a three-game home series Tuesday evening against the Los Angeles Angels. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.


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