Michigan News Digest

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Michigan. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Detroit bureau at 800-642-4125 or 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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LANSING — A small Michigan village is pulling together after two dam failures in May. Volunteers in Sanford are still clearing muck and providing supplies to those whose homes were destroyed by floodwaters since there’s no telling when state and federal help will come. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asked President Donald Trump to declare a major disaster on June 15. That would open up federal resources and financial support for the area. An answer to Whitmer’s request has not been received. State legislation to give the Midland area $6 million to manage damage is sitting in a committee, with the Legislature adjourned for the summer. By Anna Liz Nichols, Associated Press/ Report for America. SENT: 690 words, AP Photos.



LANSING, Mich. — Michigan officials are telling about 3,000 out-of-work residents that they must repay duplicate unemployment benefit payments they received in May. An internal review by the Unemployment Insurance Agency found that it mistakenly sent out $8.2 million in duplicate payments. SENT: 160 words.


ESCANABA, Mich. — The William Bonifas Fine Art Center reopened in June with the Bonifas Membership Show in the Powers Gallery and the continued exhibit, “Lines – an Element of Art,” in the Studio Gallery, where permanent art collection pieces aid in educating visitors about art. The Bonifas, described by Executive Director Sue Roll as “a classic arts center with a twist,” is adapting to the “new normal” by offering hand sanitizer and masks to visitors who do not have one. People are asked to keep physically distant from others when in the building. By Deborah Prescott. The Daily Press. SENT: 600 words.


— DETROIT VIOLENCE: Two women were killed in separate shootings in Detroit overnight, police said Saturday.



DETROIT —Chris Kirk and Webb Simpson shared the Rocket Mortgage Classic lead entering the weekend at Detroit Golf Club, Kirk had a 7-under 65, and Simpson shot a 64 to reach 12-under 132. By AP Sports Writer Larry Lage UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


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