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

September 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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--BALLOT DRIVES-MICHIGAN

LANSGING, Mich. — Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature is expected to discuss an unprecedented move to adopt two ballot initiatives to increase the minimum wage and require paid sick leave, and then weaken the measures later in the year. Business groups support the strategy, while organizers of the ballot drives and Democrats say it would be unconstitutional. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 300 words, more on merits.

IN BRIEF:

— MICHIGAN STORMS: Officials confirm four tornadoes touched down in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula over the weekend, knocking down trees and damaging buildings.

— WORKER SAFETY GRANTS: Matching grants of up to $5,000 to improve workplace safety and health are being made available for Michigan companies that have up to 250 employees.

— MIGHTY MAC SWIM: Ultra-marathoner Jim Dreyer is organizing a yearly race for up to 400 swimmers across the swirling waters where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge. Dreyer has put together several four-mile swims across the Straits of Mackinac, beginning in 2007.

— POLAR BEARS SYMPOSIUM: An event in Detroit will honor U.S. soldiers known as “Polar Bears” who fought the Bolshevik Red Army in Russia in 1918 and 1919.

SPORTS:

BBA--TIGERS-WHITE SOX

CHICAGO — Michael Kopech hopes to go more than just a few innings after having two of his first three major league starts shortened by rain when the Chicago White Sox wrap up a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers. Jordan Zimmerman pitches for Detroit. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 8:10 p.m. ET

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