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

March 26, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

SUPREME COURT-REDISTRICTING

WASHINGTON _ The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed wary Tuesday of getting federal judges involved in determining when electoral district maps are too partisan. In more than two hours of arguments over Republican-drawn congressional districts in North Carolina and a single congressional district drawn to benefit Democrats in Maryland, the justices on the right side of the court asked repeatedly whether unelected judges should police the partisan actions of elected officials. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 700 words.

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SUPREME COURT-REDISTRICTING-THE LATEST

WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT

MADISON, Wis. _ A Republican group announced Tuesday it is launching a seven-figure ad buy a week before the April 2 election to boost Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn in his race against Lisa Neubauer. The Republican State Leadership Committee’s Judicial Fairness Initiative said it is spending at least $1 million on the effort, which would be the most significant outside spending for Hagedorn so far. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 555 words. Will be updated following start of debate at 7 p.m. CDT Tuesday. With AP Photos.

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WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT-THE LATEST

WISCONSIN-LAME DUCK LAWSUIT

MADISON, Wis. _ Wisconsin officials are waiting for a pair of courts to decide whether laws that Republicans passed last year limiting the powers of the new Democratic governor and attorney general can stand. Lawmakers passed the measures in a lame-duck session in December, before Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul took office. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

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SPRING FLOODING-DRINKING WELLS

ST. LOUIS _ More than 1 million private wells that supply drinking water in mostly rural areas of the Midwest face the risk of contamination from floodwater, and health and environmental officials are urging testing before the water is consumed. By Jim Salter. About 700 words.

SPRING FLOODING

Flooding that has hit parts of the Midwest hard has nearly paralyzed an American Indian reservation in southern South Dakota, swamping roads, trapping people in homes and cutting off water supplies to thousands. The situation on the sprawling Pine Ridge Reservation was improving Tuesday, but two weeks of severe flooding could put the Oglala Sioux tribe in recovery mode for months if not longer and deal a serious blow to its economy. Elsewhere in the flood-fighting Midwest, levees shored up by sandbags were keeping the surging Missouri River at bay east of Kansas City. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m. AP Photos pursuing.

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WISCONSIN BUDGET, SPRING FLOODING-WISCONSIN, BIKE TRAIL ASSAULTS

SPORTS:

ROCKETS-BUCKS

MILWAUKEE _ NBA MVP front-runners Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee and James Harden of Houston square off when the Bucks host the Rockets. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

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