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

March 1, 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. Amy Forliti 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 This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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. _ The difficulty Gov. Tony Evers will have getting his transportation funding plan through the Legislature showed Friday, with the Democratic leader of the state Senate refusing to say whether she will support a key provision of the proposal. Republicans who control the Legislature are similarly conflicted, although for different reasons, as they have promised to reject much of what the new Democratic governor proposed Thursday in his $83.4 billion state spending plan. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 730 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

DNR SECRETARY

MADISON, Wis. _ The state Senate’s sporting heritage committee is set to question new Department of Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole during a confirmation hearing Thursday. By Todd Richmond. Developing.

EXCHANGE-CANINE FIRST AID

JANESVILLE, Wis. _ Almost all the knowledge a paramedic uses to treat humans can be used to help an injured police dog. Most paramedics don’t know that, said Paul McNamara, a veterinarian and owner of Odin’s Fund, a nonprofit that teaches canine first aid to first responders. McNamara demonstrated canine first aid for a packed room full of Rock County first responders recently at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville. By Ashley McCallum, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 466 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-AQUAPONICS-SALMON

NORTHFIELD, Wis. _ Salmon aren’t supposed to be swimming here. The lettuce, spinach and other leafy greens also are out of place. A 3-acre greenhouse, nearly twice the length of a football field, glows purple from its more than 1,100 LED grow lights _ a sight that turns the heads of passing motorists on Interstate 94 at night. The lights, with cloud-based software, help mimic California’s Salinas Valley. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1716 words, photos.

EXTRA

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JOSE’S JOURNEY

MILWAUKEE _ Rodney Campbell still remembers his first impression of Jose Vasquez. “Bad,” said Campbell, of the 15-year-old who proudly sported a bandanna that revealed his gang affiliation. Vasquez, now 36, said he had turned to the streets as a youngster, viewing his gang as the family he lacked at home. Yet Campbell saw something else in him. By Edgar Mendez of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. SENT: 885 words.

IN BRIEF:

FOSTER HOME-CHILD NEGLECT, YOUTH WRESTLING-PARENTS FIGHT

SPORTS:

BUCKS-LAKERS

LOS ANGELES _ Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks visit LeBron James and the slumping Los Angeles Lakers. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Begins 10:30 p.m. EST.

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