Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden will offer remarks at the funeral of John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history. A funeral is scheduled for Tuesday at Church of the Divine Child in Dearborn, Michigan, five days after Dingell died at his home at age 92. The Michigan Democrat served 59 years in the House, retiring at the end of 2014.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she will use her first State of the State address to focus on Michigan’s “fundamentals” _ such as the roads, drinking water and workforce. The Democrat will speak Tuesday night during a joint session of the Republican-led Legislature. She plans to focus in part on the magnitude of the problem with deteriorating roads and bridges, asking drivers and businesses to give feedback on what pothole-ridden infrastructure is costing them.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of Michigan schools are closed as more snow and icy weather hits the state. Driving conditions were slippery Tuesday morning as snow, sleet and freezing rain hit Michigan. Crashes were reported. The potentially damaging weather is expected to continue Wednesday and ice storm warnings were issued in parts of southeastern Michigan. The Upper Peninsula is expected to get the largest snow accumulations, with up to 12 inches forecast.

WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan school district plans to phase out the use of its longtime mascot because of its association with the Confederacy. The Godfrey-Lee Public School District last year opened public discussions on the use of its Rebel mascot, which is a Confederate soldier caricature, and its board voted Monday. The district says a survey found the mascot “and the associated symbolism … did not reflect the diversity of our district.” A board-appointed group will recommend a new mascot.