Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Public bus service in Detroit has been shut down early Friday as drivers are staging a work stoppage due to a labor dispute. The city’s Transportation Department says in a release from the mayor’s office that officials are working with union representatives to get buses back on city streets “as soon as possible.” No other details were released.

UNDATED (AP) — Two conservative activists have been charged with multiple felonies in Michigan for a series of false robocalls that aimed to dissuade urban residents in Detroit and other cities from voting by mail. Twenty-two-year-old Jacob Wohl and 54-year-old Jack Burkman were each charged Thursday with four felony counts in Detroit, including intimidating voters, conspiracy and using a computer to commit crimes. The calls falsely warned residents in majority-Black Detroit and urban areas in at least four other states that voting by mail in the Nov. 3 election could subject people to arrest, debt collection and forced vaccination. In August, the men denied involvement. 

UNDATED (AP) — Two notorious conservative activists have been charged with multiple felonies in Michigan for a series of false robocalls that aimed to dissuade urban residents in Detroit and other cities from voting by mail. Jacob Wohl, 22, and Jack Burkman, 54, each were charged Thursday with four felony counts in Detroit, including intimidating voters in violation of election law, conspiracy and using a computer to commit crimes. The calls falsely warned residents in majority-Black Detroit and urban areas in at least four other states that voting by mail in the Nov. 3 election could subject people to arrest, debt collection and forced vaccination. In August, the men denied involvement. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says the pair created and funded them.

DETROIT (AP) — Black Americans and other people of color say President Donald Trump’s refusal to outright condemn white nationalists during this week’s debate has strengthened their resolve to vote. Trump also urged his supporters to monitor polling sites during the debate. For many Black Americans, it was a harsh reminder that the nation has yet to fully grapple with its history of systemic racism laid bare this year by protests against police killings of Black people, the coronavirus pandemic, and the resulting economic fallout. Activists say they hope it will power voters to head to the polls.