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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

May 14, 2019 GMT

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. _ Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature is poised to vote to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure, pushing ahead with legislation Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer likely will veto. The bills up for votes Tuesday would prohibit physicians from performing a dilation and evacuation abortion except to save a woman’s life. Right to Life is preparing to launch an identical citizens’ initiative lawmakers could enact without Whitmer’s signature. By David Eggert. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


DETROIT _ Two national organizations pushing for federal legislation on reparations for descendants of African American slaves are bringing their agendas and messages to Detroit. The Detroit-based Reparations Labor Union has scheduled a summit in June, which later the same week will be followed by the national conference for the Washington-based National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, also known as N’Cobra. The events come as a national dialogue on reparations is underway. By Corey Williams. SENT: 930 words, photo, video.


—SMALL PLANE-SEARCH: Authorities say searches haven’t turned up signs of a small plane that went missing while flying over Lake Michigan.

—POLICE-DOGS KILLED: The city of Detroit has agreed to pay about $60,000 to settle a lawsuit with the owners of three dogs that were killed during a police raid.

—PACKAGING MANUFACTURER-EXPANSION: A Michigan-based packaging manufacturing company is planning a $3 million expansion in central Indiana.

—WATER INFRASTRUCTURE-FUNDING: Several Michigan communities will receive federal funds to improve rural water and wastewater infrastructure.


—CLEANUP GRANT-INGHAM COUNTY: Michigan officials say state funding will help redevelop a contaminated site in Ingham County for construction of a credit union branch.



DETROIT _ The Detroit Tigers host the Houston Astros on Tuesday in the second game of a three-game home series. The Tigers lost game one Monday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.


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