Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer plans to seek changes to Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements before they take effect, saying the “onerous” rules could lead to recipients losing coverage. The Democrat wrote a letter to the federal government Friday. She accepted the terms of a waiver the state received to implement the Republican-backed work requirements, saying it ensures the continuation of expanded Medicaid coverage. But she said she will work with the Republican-led Legislature to make changes.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The late Rep. John Dingell criticizes President Donald Trump in a dictation to his wife on the day he died. Dingell never mentions Trump by name but says in the opinion article published Friday in The Washington Post that “in our modern political age, the presidential bully pulpit seems dedicated to sowing division and denigrating, often in the most irrelevant and infantile personal terms, the political opposition.”
DETROIT (AP) — From police shootings of black men, to white supremacy rallies, to the removal of Confederate Civil War monuments, the nation seems to lurch from one racial controversy to another. The latest is blackface. Many people of color are angry and frustrated, but not surprised, by the spate of blackface incidents recently.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities are searching for a 73-year-old Michigan man who was last seen in Tennessee after fleeing before his sentencing on a sexual misconduct conviction. The U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release Friday that it is hunting for Michael Francis Flaker. The service says Flaker, of Shelby, Michigan, was seen Thursday in the area of Memphis, Tennessee.