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AP-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI

August 4, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan at 1:30 p.m. 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. Jeff Karoub is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

MICHIGAN PRIMARY-GOVERNOR

Michigan’s open primary for governor features the leading GOP candidate endorsed by Trump and his strongest opponent backed Gov. Rick Snyder. The three Democrats are trying to stake out their claims as the most progressive candidate. By David Eggert. SENT: 950 words, photos.

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

RIGHT-TO-WORK-MISSOURI

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — On the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening public-sector unions, labor’s clout is being put to a new test by a voter referendum in Missouri over whether the state should ban compulsory union fees in all private-sector workplaces. Most state right-to-work laws were enacted shortly after they were permitted by the 1947 federal Taft-Hartley Act. But there’s been a recent surge of such laws as Republicans have strengthened their hold on state governments, starting with an Indiana law in 2012 and followed by ones in Michigan, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Kentucky. By David Lieb. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENT-MICHIGAN

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan officials are considering allowing financial administrators to make investment decisions outside of public meetings. SENT: 275 words.

EXCHANGE-FIGHTING FORGERY

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A pair of Michigan State University researchers have proposed using equipment at the university’s $765 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams to embed isotopes below the surface of valuable works of art. Doing so in a specific pattern and density would allow for a unique signature an owner or gallery could check with a handheld isotope detector. By RJ Wolcott, Lansing State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 630 words.

EXCHANGE-MAKING AN IMPACT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A Michigan basketball player turned businessman hopes his path is something that can inspire current Division-I athletes who will be looking for a new career when the ball stops bouncing. Former Western Michigan basketball player Andre Ricks has expanded the Raw Impact brand westward to Las Vegas, while recently adding a basketball training facility and AAU teams to its portfolio. By Patrick Nothaft, Kalamazoo Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,450 words.

IN BRIEF:

— HIT-AND-RUN-OFFICER: Authorities say a Detroit police officer has been seriously hurt after a vehicle struck him and drove away.

— ROCK BAND-REUNION: A 1960s high school rock band that played alongside such legends as Jimi Hendrix and The Who returned to their roots for a 50th class reunion.

— ICE-FATAL FALL: The family of an 85-year-old woman who died after an icy fall has lost an appeal in a lawsuit against a Catholic school in Grand Rapids.

— FREEDOM RIDE-SOUTHFIELD: Three dozen Detroit-area students are visiting historic civil rights sites in Atlanta, Memphis, Tennessee, and Louisville, Kentucky.

— LAKE MICHIGAN-HIGH-TECH BUOYS: Two high-tech buoys in Lake Michigan are helping experts study erosion and boaters follow lake conditions.

SPORTS:

BBA--TIGERS-ATHLETICS

OAKLAND, Calif. — Coming off career win No. 100, right-hander Edwin Jackson pitches for Oakland against the Tigers after making his Athletics debut at Detroit on June 25. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts at 9:05 p.m.

Also:

— FBN--LIONS MOVES: The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Brian Brown and waived wide receiver Dom Williams. The team announced the moves Saturday. SENT: 80 words.

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