Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EST
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones has been sworn in to fill Michigan’s 13th District House seat, but will only serve in Congress for a few weeks. Jones was given the oath of office Thursday after leaders in the House reached a deal on seating her while she keeps her job in Detroit. Jones will not take a city salary or conduct Detroit city business while a member of Congress. Jones won a special election in August to finish former Rep. John Conyers’ term.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — George Perles has resigned as a member of Michigan State University’s governing board after nearly 12 years, citing his age and health. Perles was a former Michigan State football coach and athletic director before winning election as a trustee in 2006. He was re-elected to an eight-year term in 2014. The 84-year-old Perles has Parkinson’s disease, and he says the consequences “continue to grow.”
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan plans to livestream the performance of a musical arrangement not heard in concert since it was performed by prisoners at Auschwitz during World War II. The livestream is planned for 8 p.m. Friday for “The Most Beautiful Time of Life,” performed at the Ann Arbor school by the Contemporary Directions Ensemble. University officials say numerous livestream requests came from around the world after The Associated Press published a story.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Bills designed to ease upgrades to 5G wireless systems in Michigan are heading toward Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk. The Senate took a final procedural step Thursday, a day after the legislation was passed by the House. The bills would create streamlined regulations, including fees, to install a dense network of smaller, lower-powered cells on telephone poles and other infrastructure in public rights of way.