Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT
SILVER CITY, Mich. (AP) — Guitar, fiddle and mandolin virtuoso David Bromberg is among the headliners of a music festival this month in the wilds of far northern Michigan. The David Bromberg Quintet performs Aug. 26 _ the second day of the three-day Porcupine Mountains Music Festival. The 13th annual festival is held at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park’s ski hill in the western Upper Peninsula. Other headliners are The Steel Wheels and Laney Jones and the Spirits.
DETROIT (AP) — Rust Belt cities like Detroit are improving their industrial and manufacturing landscapes by collecting, cleaning up and marketing acres of once-vacant land to job-supplying companies. Flex-N-Gate is expected to bring 750 jobs to Detroit when it completes its 350,000-square-foot plant. The auto parts supplier will join several other firms that are investing millions of dollars where only so many years ago manufacturing jobs were disappearing.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An LGBTQ rights group has asked the Michigan Civil Rights Commission to interpret a current prohibition on sex discrimination to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. The commission seeks public feedback through Tuesday as it prepares to deal with a request from Equality Michigan, which cited recent federal court cases that had concluded the word “sex” applies to both gender and biological differences that distinguish men from women.
AURELIUS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say human remains have been found in the Grand River near Lansing. The Lansing State Journal and MLive.com report Sunday people were pulling debris from the river Friday in Aurelius Township when they found what was thought to be a human bone. Ingham County sheriff’s officials said additional remains likely were under water, and a dive team found them in a container. Investigators are working to determine the identity.