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

December 24, 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. Rick Callahan 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SOMEWHAT TRUMP

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. _ Jill Mott doesn’t like the tweets. The hard line on the border is too hard. And when asked whether she will vote for President Donald Trump a second time, she lets out a long, deep sigh. “That is the question,” said Mott, a Republican from suburban Detroit. In her moment of hesitancy, Mott is the portrait of a small, but significant slice of voters poised to wield considerable influence in the 2020 presidential campaign. They are the 18 percent of voters who described themselves as only “somewhat” approving of the president. It’s a group whose backing for Trump is most tenuous and whose reservations about his personality and his policies reveal warning signs for Republicans, perhaps even more so as he dug in on his demand for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, leading to a budget impasse with Congress that has shut down the government around Christmas. By Steve Peoples, Hannah Fingerhut and Corey Williams. SENT: 1,240 words, photos. RESENT FOR NEW CYCLE.

AROUND THE STATE:

IN BRIEF:

_ REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLANS: A southeastern Michigan group is taking public comment on a proposed change to two regional transportation plans. The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is looking at a special amendment to the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan and the Fiscal Year 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Plan.

SPORTS:

FBN--LOSING LIONS

ALLEN PARK, Mich. _ The Detroit Lions are doing a lot of losing late in Matt Patricia’s first season. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

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