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AP-MI--Michigan News Digest, MI

July 21, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan at 1:30 p.m. 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. Sara Burnett is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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LANSING — The pivotal moment in Michigan’s Republican fight for governor may have occurred long before any of the main contenders had even entered the race. In the fall of 2016, after the release of old footage in which Donald Trump bragged about groping women, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley renounced his support for Trump and called for the GOP nominee’s withdrawal from the presidential campaign. State Attorney General Bill Schuette stuck with Trump. By David Eggert. SENT: 1000 words, photo.


LANSING — Michigan’s Democratic race for governor may generally be more cordial than the Republican battle, where negative TV ads and candidate attacks have been steady for months. But the stakes are just as high for Democrats eager to put one of their own back in the top job held for eight years by GOP Gov. Rick Snyder, who cannot run again because of term limits. Those running are former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer, chemical-testing entrepreneur Shri Thanedar and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Detroit’s former health director. By David Eggert. SENT: 1000 words, photo.

With: MICHIGAN GOVERNOR-BIOS: Biographical details of the seven major-party candidates running for Michigan governor in the Aug. 7 primary election.



KALAMAZOO — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has found high levels of chemical contaminants at a shuttered electro-plating company site in a southwestern township. The department tested four residential wells and one commercial well last month near the former Production Plated Plastics property in Richland Township. Agency officials received results July 6 showing perfluorinated chemicals, known as PFAS, appearing at levels several times above the Environmental Protection Agency’s safety standards, the Kalamazoo Gazette reported. SENT: 325 words.


DETROIT — A Detroit startup is working to spot fake sneakers. Launched in February 2016 with just a handful of employees, StockX has grown to 370 employees. Dozens of merchandise authenticators form the backbone of StockX and its effort to become the world’s leading resale marketplace for scarce consumer goods. By JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1904 words.


BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A Michigan veteran has helped build a disc golf course at a local Veteran Affairs center to help veterans adjust to civilian life. Travis Gambee is a U.S. Army veteran, having spent nine years in the service with the 118th Infantry Regiment. The Richland native said he struggled to adjust back to civilian life, and while receiving treatment at the Battle Creek VA, a friend introduced him to disc golf. He helped create the new 18-hole layout on the Custer Greens Golf Course. By Nick Buckley, Battle Creek Enquirer. SENT IN ADVANCE: 732 words.


— BELLE ISLE ART FAIR: The annual Belle Isle Art Fair takes place next month in Detroit and will feature more than 100 artists from 20 states.

— MICHIGAN STATE-WATER: Michigan State University is moving forward on plans to upgrade its campus water system infrastructure.


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DETROIT — The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers resume their series. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 6:10 p.m. ET.





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