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

December 17, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE-LAME DUCK

MADISON, Wis. _ A lawsuit challenging a limitation on early voting in Wisconsin signed into law on Friday by Gov. Scott Walker was expected to be filed Monday in federal court. Developing.

CHANCELLOR’S HUSBAND

MADISON, Wis. _ University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper resigned Monday after her husband was banned from campus over sexual harassment complaints. Kopper sent out a campus-wide email Monday announcing her resignation effective Dec. 31. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

AROUND THE STATE:

ON-DEMAND HEALTH INSURANCE

A startup is trying to shake up the health insurance industry with a plan that lets customers buy some coverage only when needed. This on-demand approach is one of the latest wrinkles in a yearslong push by companies and insurers to control costs and make patients smarter health care shoppers. By Tom Murphy. SENT: 940 words, photos.

ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER

MADISON, Wis. _ Final recommendations for the Alliant Energy Center envision a destination campus on Madison’s south side that will meet the needs of those using facilities on the 164-acre campus, draw in Dane County residents year-round and ultimately serve as a gateway to the city. The first phase of redevelopment would is estimated to cost about $300 million in public and private investment. SENT: 320 words.

IN BRIEF:

GARTH BROOKS-MINNEAPOLIS, BODY IN POND, GREENVILLE STANDOFF, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER PRESIDENT

SPORTS:

PACKERS-PHILBIN

GREEN BAY, Wis. _ Their slim playoff hopes are gone. The Packers are assured of a losing record. Interim coach Joe Philbin must keep his players motivated while determining whether to rest key veterans or injured players at the end of a lost season. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m. CT.

BUCKS-PISTONS

DETROIT _ After beating Boston on Saturday, the Pistons try for another win against one of the East’s top teams when they host the Bucks. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.

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