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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TOP STORY:

ELECTION 2020-MICHIGAN

LANSING, Mich. — A judge on Friday cleared the way for more absentee ballots to be counted in Michigan, saying envelopes postmarked by the eve of the Nov. 3 election are eligible, even if they show up days later. The decision is significant in a state that is anticipating waves of absentee ballots this fall; about 2.3 million have already been requested. For absentee ballots to be counted, Michigan law requires them to be received by the time polls close on Election Day. By David Eggert and Ed White. SENT: 450 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

MOSQUITO DISEASE-MICHIGAN

LANSING, Mich. — Cooler temperatures expected this weekend should help control the spread of a mosquito-borne virus that has infected one person in Barry County and 22 horses in 10 counties, Michigan authorities said Friday. Horses can be vaccinated for the disease, known as eastern equine encephalitis, but there is no equivalent for humans. SENT: 180 words.

FREE CHICANO CLASSES

PHOENIX — A group of Chicano Studies professors has launched a program to offer free Chicano Studies classes amid the pandemic. MeXicanos 2070 this week began holding virtual courses through their program called Colegio Chicano del Pueblo and so far have enrolled more than 75 students from Arizona, California, Illinois, and Michigan. SENT: 190 words.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-MICHIGAN

DETROIT — The latest on the coronavirus pandemic in Michigan. On merits.

SPORTS:

BBA–INDIANS-TIGERS

DETROIT — Zach Plesac takes the mound for the Indians against Detroit’s Michael Fulmer. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

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