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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

February 20, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LANSING, Mich. _ Republican lawmakers plan on Wednesday to ask the Michigan Supreme Court to rule on the legality of their move in the recent session to significantly scale back citizen-initiated laws to raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave. The move would come after Democrats asked the state attorney general for a legal opinion before the laws take effect next month. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 400 words.


—PUBLIC CORRUPTION PROBE-MICHIGAN: A suburban Detroit mayor is defending his commitment to public service after the FBI executed search warrants as part of an ongoing public corruption investigation.

—MARIJUANA GROW ROOM SLAYING: A man who authorities say fatally shot his wife inside a marijuana grow room in their southwestern Michigan home has been convicted of murder.

—LANSING REDEVELOPMENT: State grants totaling $2 million have been awarded to help redevelop contaminated property in Lansing.



DETROIT _ The Chicago Blackhawks take a road trip to Michigan on Wednesday to take on the Detroit Red Wings. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.


Detroit Red Wings forward Thomas Vanek has been dealt at the NHL’s trade deadline, and doesn’t entirely rule out another move this year. Though talented players are available, the trade market is moving slowly in the week leading up to Monday’s deadline. By John Wawrow. SENT: 1,230 words, photos.


EAST LANSING, Mich. _ No. 10 Michigan State hosts Rutgers on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. ET.


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