Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush joined family and friends of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos to celebrate his life. During the funeral service Thursday, Bush said he was grateful for the opportunity to commemorate the life of “an extraordinary American and a friend.” Bush added Devos’ life was “a testament to the promise of America and the blessings of freedom.” DeVos died Sept. 6 at his western Michigan home due to complications from an infection. He was 92.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Free tours are available this fall at three northern Michigan sites where crews collect Great Lakes salmon as the big fish migrate up rivers. The tours are offered at weirs on the Boardman River in Traverse City, the Little Manistee River in Manistee County and the Upper Platte River in Benzie County. Weirs are structures that block upstream fish passage. Staffers with the state Department of Natural Resources gather salmon and eggs to produce more fish.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan club dedicated to helping people caught in disasters is keeping an eye on Hurricane Florence. The university reports that club members plan to travel to the hurricane zone during fall study break in mid-October. Wolverine Disaster Relief was started in 2017 by business students who wanted to develop leaders and make a difference in the world. Volunteers have traveled to Texas and Puerto Rico to help people.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A union representing teachers and other school employees is taking a rare step by supporting a Republican for the Michigan Supreme Court. The Michigan Education Association is recommending three candidates who are running for two seats on the Supreme Court, including Justice Elizabeth Clement (Kla-MENT’). She was appointed to the court last year by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. The union also is recommending Sam Bagenstos and Megan Cavanagh, who were nominated by the Democratic Party.