Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones is taking a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation of corruption within the union. The UAW said Jones requested the leave, which is effective Sunday.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered that flags be lowered in the state Capitol complex and in public buildings and grounds across Michigan to honor the late John Conyers. Flags should be lowered to half-staff starting Monday _ the day of his funeral _ through Sunday. Conyers, a Detroit Democrat, was one of the longest-serving members of Congress and used his influence to push for civil rights.

CORWITH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan now owns a large, long-sought piece of northern property boasting a lake, forests and rare species that’s in the range of the state’s elk herd. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced it’s completed the $3.8 million purchase of the Storey Lake property. The deal to buy roughly 2,000 acres in north-central Lower Peninsula took about two decades to wrangle.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation heading to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would clarify that rooftop solar panels are exempt from property taxes. The bills won final approval from lawmakers this past week. Groups representing environmentalists and the renewable energy industry are urging Whitmer to sign the bills, saying they would fix a confusing statewide patchwork of how rooftop panels are taxed.