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

October 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

FAST FOOD WORKERS-PROTESTS

DETROIT — Michigan candidates for governor and the U.S. House are expected to join fast-food workers and others walking off the job in protest over the right to form unions. The protests are part of an effort to elect pro-union candidates in the November general election. Walkouts also are expected Wednesday in Milwaukee and Thursday in Chicago. Workers are seeking union rights for fast-food restaurants, airports, downtown businesses, hospitals, in-home care and child care. Democrat Gretchen Whitmer will join striking cooks and cashiers Tuesday morning in Flint. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. Protests are scheduled for 7 a.m. EDT Tuesday in Flint and 1 p.m. EDT in Detroit.

IN BRIEF:

— TRAFFIC STOP-CRASH: Authorities say a 32-year-old man has died in a motorcycle crash after he apparently sped away from an attempted traffic stop in southwestern Michigan.

— SUSPICIOUS FIRES-MICHIGAN: Authorities say a 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a string of suspicious fires at a barn, a trailer and at least two other structures in a rural part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

— HOSPITAL-NURSING RECOGNITION: Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak has earned its fourth consecutive nursing designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet recognition program.

— FLINT AIRPORT STABBING: The lawyer for a man accused of stabbing a Flint airport police officer has dropped plans to introduce mental health evidence.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-MICHIGAN ST-STOPPING THE RUN

EAST LANSING, Mich. — It’s been an uneven start for No. 20 Michigan State with one impressive constant — a run defense that’s ranked No. 1 in the country. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

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