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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

January 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

Environmental research projects on endangered animals and air and water quality are being delayed and disrupted by the monthlong partial federal government shutdown _ and not just those conducted by government agencies. Scientists with universities, nonprofit organizations and private companies say their inability to collaborate with federal partners, gain access to federal lands and laboratories, and secure federal funding is jeopardizing their work. By Josh Flesher and Tammy Webber. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

—TOXIC CHEMICALS-CONGRESS: Eleven Michigan lawmakers have joined a U.S. House taskforce focusing on health threats from toxic chemicals in ground and surface waters.

—PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE-COLLAPSE: A pedestrian bridge that once was part of a Packard auto assembly plant has collapsed, leaving a pile of rubble on a Detroit boulevard. Photos.

—LAWYERS-MENTAL HEALTH: The Michigan Supreme Court is exploring whether to drop questions about mental health on the application for a Michigan law license.

—GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-BENEFITS: A Democrat and Republican in Michigan’s congressional delegation are proposing legislation to let states provide unemployment benefits to federal employees working without pay during the partial government shutdown.

SPORTS:

BKC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

Purdue has won four straight, and next up is a showdown with No. 6 Michigan State. The Boilermakers lost by 18 at Michigan State earlier this season, but they get the Spartans at home this weekend. The winning streak for Purdue includes double-digit victories over Indiana and Ohio State. By Noah Trister. SENT: 490 words, photos.

BKC--T25-MICHIGAN STATE-IOWA

IOWA CITY, Iowa _ No. 6 Michigan State puts its perfect Big Ten record on the line at Iowa on Thursday. The 19th-ranked Hawkeyes have won five straight after a 0-3 start in the league. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merits. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.

BKC--DETROIT-ILLINOIS-CHICAGO

CHICAGO _ Detroit takes on Illinois-Chicago in a road game Thursday. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.

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