Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan congressman Justin Amash may be on track to hobble President Donald Trump and the Republican Party after his departure from the GOP. Amash was the first Republican on Capitol Hill to call for Trump’s impeachment and has since decided to seek reelection as an independent, setting up a three-way race in his Grand Rapids-area district that could divide right-leaning voters. Amash is considering another move that could hurt the Trump-led GOP: running for president as a Libertarian.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan are hosting a news conference on travel restrictions to Israel and Palestine, after they were denied entry into Israel last week. The two Muslim representatives and critics of President Donald Trump were barred from Israel over their support for the Palestinian-led boycott movement. They and others will speak about travel restrictions on Monday afternoon in Minnesota.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has appointed a former U.S. homeland security official to oversee the state’s efforts related to immigration. Fayrouz Saad worked at the Department of Homeland Security during Barack Obama’s presidency and later served as the city of Detroit’s first immigrant affairs director. Whitmer has named her executive director of the Office of Global Michigan, which advises the governor on matters related to new Americans, immigration policy and immigration enforcement.
DETROIT (AP) — A copy of the original land contract for Motown Records’ Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit will be unveiled as part of the music company’s 60th anniversary celebration. Officials with the Motown Museum, located where Berry Gordy Jr. launched his music empire, say they will share the rarely seen document via Facebook at 3 p.m. Tuesday. That coincides with the 1959 date that Gordy purchased the house on West Grand Boulevard.