AP-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MI
Jun. 13, 2018
Good morning! 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 email@example.com. David Runk is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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XGR--ENVIRONMENTAL BILLS-INDUSTRY PANEL
LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Legislature narrowly passed a bill to create a private industry panel within the state Department of Environmental Quality on Tuesday, closing the curtain on months of resistance from Democrats and environmentalists who fear further environmental deregulation in a state still haunted by Flint's lead-tainted water crisis. The bill now heads to Gov. Rick Snyder after the Republican-controlled Senate gave it final approval in a 25-11 party-line vote as the Legislature met on its final day of session before summer break. By Alice Yin. SENT: 600 words. Moved late Tuesday and available for use.
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan drivers would have to allow 3 feet of clearance or a "safe distance" while passing a bicyclist on the road under bills that won final legislative approval Tuesday and that are expected to be signed into law. The state Senate also passed a measure that would require teen drivers to learn about laws pertaining to cyclists and other vulnerable roadway users for one hour as part of their initial driver education course. By David Eggert. SENT: 300 words. Moved late Tuesday and available for use.
— APARTMENT COMPLEX-SHOOTING: Authorities say two men were injured in a shooting outside an apartment complex near Grand Valley State University in western Michigan.
— FATAL CAMPER FIRE: Authorities say there's no indication of foul play in a camper fire in southern Michigan that killed two young siblings and a dog and injured a third child.
— MARQUETTE-COAL PLANT: A power station that generates electricity for the Marquette area in the Upper Peninsula has burned its last pieces of coal. Marquette Board of Power and Light instead is relying on a power plant that uses natural gas for fuel.
— NATURE CENTER-EMBEZZLEMENT: A former nature center director in western Michigan has been ordered to repay money embezzled from the facility or face a potential 90 days in jail.
— GRAND RAPIDS-BROWNFIELD: A $330,000 state grant will help prepare a vacant, contaminated property in Grand Rapids for re-use. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says it has awarded the grant to the city's Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.
DETROIT — After losing Miguel Cabrera for the season with an injury, the Tigers try to move on when they host the Twins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m. ET.
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