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Early Morning Rush: Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020

Here's a look at this morning's top stories.
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WHITMER ON VP PICK | Joe Biden has picked California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate for presidency. After his announcement, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tweeted her support of Harris. "They will be a fierce team to Build America Back Better," she said. Her tweet also included #WeHaveHerBack.

BIG TEN UPDATE | The Big Ten and Pac-12 won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, taking two of college football's five power conferences out of a crumbling season amid the pandemic. All fall sports in the Big Ten have been canceled and a spring season will be explored. The Pac-12 said its season would be postponed until spring. 

HOPE MOVE-IN | Incoming freshman will arrive at Hope College Wednesday to begin moving onto campus -- a full two weeks earlier than usual in hopes of limiting the impact of COVID-19 on the campus. Traditionally, move-in would happen in a single day, but it's being spread out this year with students arriving at staggered times to promote physical distancing. 

GRPD REFORM | Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne has formally presented his plan to transform policing to city leaders. The plan is focused around neighborhood policing, and would work to find alternative ways to respond to certain calls that don't require officers. Community reaction was mixed at Tuesday night's city commission meeting. 

FORECAST | Highs will be in the upper 80s with plenty of sunshine through the rest of the work week. Wednesday will be sunny and very warm. Get the full forecast here.

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