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

December 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

XGR--MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE-LAME DUCK

LANSING, Mich. _ Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is the wild card in Republican lawmakers’ attempt to dilute the authority of newly elected Democrats. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation aimed at taking power from his Democratic successor. But Snyder is not certain to go along with bills that would strip power from the incoming Democratic secretary of state and let GOP lawmakers intervene in lawsuits at a time when a Democrat will lead the attorney general’s office. By David Eggert. SENT: 850 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated from Tuesday legislative sessions.

IN BRIEF:

_ MISSING WOMAN-PERU: A blind Detroit woman who traveled to Peru for a wedding remains missing in the South American nation nearly a week after she failed to show up for her flight home.

_ FIRE AWARDS-DETROIT: Firefighters and emergency medical technicians in Detroit are expected to be recognized for their life-saving and critical response efforts.

_ CONSUL OF JAPAN-CLEVELAND: The government of Japan has appointed its first honorary consul of Japan in Cleveland. The consul general of Japan in Detroit recently announced the appointment of Hiroyuki Fujita to the new position in Cleveland.

_ TALENT GRANTS: Michigan is awarding nearly $15 million to consortiums of school districts, colleges, industry groups and others to start innovative education models.

_ MICHIGAN CHILD WELFARE: Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration says improvements have been made to Child Protective Services after a state audit uncovered many deficiencies.

SPORTS:

HKN--WINGS-FLYERS

PHILADELPHIA _ Interim coach Scott Gordon makes his debut with the Philadelphia Flyers when they host the Detroit Red Wings. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

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