Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer says she is focused on fixing Michigan’s “fundamentals” like roads, water systems and schools in her run for governor. She contends that not spending enough on core services under Republican leadership has still left residents paying more out of pocket for car repairs and other unexpected expenses. She says her polling lead over GOP rival Bill Schuette shows the problem-solving message is resonating, but “not for one second” will she let up.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Bill Schuette says he will not distance himself from Donald Trump despite the president’s unpopularity with Michigan voters and will win them over with a pro-tax cut message and his record as attorney general of helping victims of human trafficking and sexual assault. The gubernatorial nominee has trailed Democrat Gretchen Whitmer in polling. Schuette already is calling himself an “underdog” and harkening back 28 years to when John Engler narrowly upset Gov. Jim Blanchard.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer have agreed to meet for two debates before Michigan’s gubernatorial election. After weeks of negotiations, their campaigns announced Friday that the debates will be held on Oct. 12 at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids and on Oct. 24 at WDIV-TV in Detroit. The two debates will be the most between the major parties’ nominees since 2006, when there were three.

DETROIT (AP) — The wreckage of a ship that disappeared more than 100 years ago has been found in Lake Huron’s lower Georgian Bay. The Detroit News reports that an international team of divers found the J.H. Jones on July 1 near Lion’s Head, Ontario. The coastal steamer had 30 people onboard when it vanished in 1906 during a storm.