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BC-WI--Wisconsin News Digest 1:30 pm, WI

May 23, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Wisconsin. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORY:

WISCONSIN BUDGET

MADISON, Wis. _ Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature have agreed on a $500 million increase in K-12 school funding over the next two years, including $100 million more for special education, the vice-chairman of the budget-writing committee said ahead of a key vote Thursday. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 765 words, photos.

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ARGENTINA-DRUGS

WASHINGTON _ The United States on Thursday designated the Argentina-based online pharmacy Goldpharma and eight Argentine citizens as significant foreign narcotics traffickers. The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said that Goldpharma sells illicit opioids to customers located in the United States through its nine entities located in Argentina, Colombia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. Five of the Argentines have been indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. By Luis Alonso Lugo. SENT: 270 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

FIREFIGHTING FOAM-CONTAMINATION

MADISON, Wis. _ Some Wisconsin legislators are pushing to curtail the use of firefighting foams that contain potentially toxic chemicals and establish standards that limit how much of the substances can safely exist in the state’s groundwater, air and soil. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 530 words.

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ENDANGERED WOLVES-ILLEGAL KILLINGS

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets. By Jonathan Drew, Susan Montoya Brown and Matthew Brown. SENT: 1,155 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

WISCONSIN ATTORNEY GENERAL-ACT 10, LAWMAKER-GUN, UW-WHITEWATER-CHANCELLOR, CLIMBER DEATH, RACINE HOMICIDE, BAR FIGHT-DEFENSE

SPORTS:

RAPTORS-BUCKS

MILWAUKEE _ The Eastern Conference finals resume with Game 5 in Milwaukee with the Bucks and Raptors tied. The home team has won each game, with the Bucks taking the first two and the Raptors returning the favor in Toronto. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. CT.

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