Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT

LAURIUM, Mich. (AP) — Snow is on the fall ballot in at least one Upper Peninsula community. Residents in Laurium will be asked to renew a tax for snow removal for the next five years. Village administrator Ed Vertin tells The Mining Gazette the tax should raise roughly $24,000 in the first year. Why a snow removal millage? Vertin says it’s simple: “We live in big snow country.” Laurium is in the northwest Upper Peninsula on the Keweenaw Peninsula, 500 miles from Lansing. Snowfall is measured in feet, not inches.

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities have seized more than 16 pounds of cocaine, about 40 pounds of marijuana and nearly $445,000 in cash after drug raids in Detroit and one of its northwest suburbs. Detroit police say officers raided two businesses on the city’s eastside Monday and two homes in West Bloomfield. Heroin and ecstasy also were found. Two men, ages 36 and 33, were arrested.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Silicon Valley-based company has announced plans to open a $70 million semiconductor research-and-development center outside Detroit and create 500 high-tech, high-paying jobs over the next five years. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced KLA-Tencor Corp.’s plans to expand to Ann Arbor on Tuesday. KLA-Tencor Chief Strategic Officer Bobby Bell says Ann Arbor and the Detroit area have a great concentration of engineering talent and a low-cost of living compared to Silicon Valley.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James of Michigan says he raised $2 million over two-and-a-half weeks for the closing stretch in his bid to defeat Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow. Pre-election campaign-finance reports covering Oct. 1-17 are due later this week. James’ campaign manager Tori Sachs released the $2 million fundraising figure Tuesday.