BC-MI–Michigan News Digest, MI

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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

STATE BAR-LAWSUIT

LANSING — A new lawsuit challenges Michigan’s requirement that lawyers pay full dues to the State Bar, alleging it violates their constitutional rights to free speech and association in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that prohibits mandatory union fees from being assessed on public workers. By David Eggert. SENT: 550 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

CONVICT-SECOND CHANCE

DETROIT — A 65-year-old Michigan man who was granted clemency after serving 45 years in prison for murder says everyone is capable of redemption. Abner Hines, who is black, and four other men robbed a store in 1974. ll of them were armed, and one of the other men shot and killed the store owner. Under state law at the time, all five were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole. SENT: 340 words.

IN BRIEF:

MICHIGAN TECH-ESPORTS: Michigan Technological University soon will become the state’s first public university to offer competitive gaming, or “esports,” at the varsity level.

GRAND RAPIDS-IMMIGRANTS: Police in Michigan’s second-largest city won’t ask for a person’s immigration status when responding to 911 calls or providing services unless it’s an important part of a criminal investigation.

SANTA’S WORKSHOP-ARSON: Ishpeming Police are asking for the public’s help in solving the overnight arson and property damage case involving the Santa’s Workshop building used at Christmastime.

CHICAGO INDIANAPOLIS BUS: A bus company that plans routes based on customer feedback is making daily Chicago-to-Indianapolis service permanent and will experiment with a route between Chicago and Ann Arbor, Michigan, around Thanksgiving, targeting University of Michigan students.

HEAT WAVES: A University of Alabama researcher and scientists at Michigan State University will study the relationship between the size of heat waves and what causes them across the United States.

SPORTS:

TIGERS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS _ The first-place Minnesota Twins wrap up a three-game series against the last-place Detroit Tigers. By Tyler Mason. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 2:10 p.m. EDT.

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