AP-MI–Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today at 1:30 p.m. 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. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org.

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DETROIT — A small liberal arts school in Detroit is shutting down its undergraduate programs next year due to declining enrollment. Marygrove College officials say Wednesday that beginning in January only master’s degree programs will be offered at the quaint campus in northwest Detroit. President Elizabeth Burns says “vigorous marketing and recruitment efforts have failed to provide sufficient revenue from our undergraduate programs to continue operations as usual.” By Corey Williams. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.



KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The leader of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety will meet with an officer accused of grabbing a man by the neck before deciding how the department should respond. The family of 20-year-old Diante Churchwell filed a complaint through the Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch of the NAACP. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


DETROIT — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and the son of a former mayor won the lion’s share of Tuesday’s non-partisan mayoral primary and will face off in a fall general election that will determine who will lead the city for the next four years. With about 90 percent of the precincts reporting, Duggan led with 68 percent of the vote to 27 percent obtained by State Sen. Coleman Young II. SENT: 340 words.


—MICHIGAN HOUSE-109th DISTRICT PRIMARY: Results show a city commissioner and TV marketing executive will face off in a November election for a term in the Michigan House of Representatives that was left open after the death of an Upper Peninsula legislator.

—MICHIGAN HOUSE-1st DISTRICT PRIMARY: Results show a school board member and a construction business owner have advanced to a November election for a spot in the Michigan House of Representatives that opened up with the resignation of a lawmaker.


—VOTING COMMISSION-STATE RESPONSES: State-by-state responses to a request for detailed voter data from President Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, including Michigan. With BC-US–VOTING COMMISSION-SECURITY CONCERNS moving nationally.



NEW YORK — Succession planning should be a small business owner’s priority, since a company’s survival can depend on it. That can include choosing someone to take over a business when the owner retires, and it can help prepare a company to be sold. But it’s often on the back burner, since it takes time from dealing with customers and employees. And for owners it may mean dealing with the possibility of being incapacitated or dying. By Joyce M. Rosenberg. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.


—MICHIGAN TECH-THREAT: A former Michigan Technological University student has been awarded more than $42,000 compensation after agreeing to settle his lawsuit against the school over an alleged internet threat against black people.

—FLINT CHARTER VOTE: Flint voters have approved updating the city’s 43-year-old charter with changes including stronger ethics standards and a requirement to create a water bill assistance plan.

—SPRING LAKE-CHARTER: Voters in a small western Michigan village have rejected a proposal to allow their local government to create a mechanism by which the village can disincorporate.

—SELFRIDGE AIR BASE-TRAINING: A training exercise at a military base northeast of Detroit could include sirens, loudspeakers and simulated gunfire.

—WILDLIFE APP: A new computer application enables Michigan residents to help conserve fish and wildlife by reporting what they see while out in the field.



DETROIT — In his first home start since staying with the Detroit Tigers at the trade deadline, Justin Verlander takes the mound against the Pittsburgh Pirate’s Ivan Nova on Wednesday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


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