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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

February 15, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

DEMOCRATS-LIBERAL LEAN

WASHINGTON _ Liberal activists say Amazon’s decision to abandon plans to build a New York City headquarters shows the increasing power of the Democratic Party’s far-left wing. Opposition to the deal was led in the Democrat-controlled state Senate by Michael Gianaris, who criticized the generous tax incentives the Seattle-based company had been promised. Republicans are using the situation to cast the Democratic Party as extreme, saying thousands of New Yorkers will be deprived of good-paying Amazon jobs. By Lisa Mascaro and Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,350 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

—FUNERAL HOME INVESTIGATIONS-DETROIT: Michigan regulators are seeking to revoke the licenses of a Detroit funeral home and its manager after the discovery of 63 fetuses in boxes and freezers last year.

—SOY BEAN PROCESSING-MICHIGAN: Plans are moving forward on a $10 million soybean processing facility in Michigan.

—JAIL COSTS: Five Michigan courts, from the Detroit area to the Upper Peninsula, will participate in a program to try to reduce jail costs by setting reasonable bonds for people awaiting trial.

—ASIAN CARP-GREAT LAKES: Hunting and fishing groups have teamed up to support a plan for preventing Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

—YOUTH ENRICHMENT-DETROIT: A youth enrichment program that offers free classes on life skills, academics and physical activity is coming to Detroit.

SPORTS:

BKC--BUBBLE WATCH

The Big Ten has three teams that should be NCAA Tournament locks in Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue. After that, the conference has three teams that should be in pretty good shape and three with some work to do. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words.

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