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

February 4, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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

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TOP STORY:

WISCONSIN-LAME DUCK LAWSUIT

MADISON, Wis. _ A coalition of labor unions and a Democratic lawmaker filed another lawsuit Monday challenging measures Wisconsin Republicans approved in a lame-duck session, alleging in part that the new laws illegally weaken the governor and attorney general while placing an “incalculable” financial burden on taxpayers. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 650 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT

MADISON, Wis. _ Conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn is defending blog posts he wrote more than a decade ago where he said a landmark gay rights court ruling could lead to legalized bestiality and labeled Planned Parenthood a “wicked organization.” SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

FIREFIGHTING FOAM-CONTAMINATION

MARINETTE, Wis. _ State records show a Marinette company that makes firefighting foam knew it was polluting groundwater at least four years before it began providing bottled water to residents and was ordered by state officials to investigate the extent of the contamination. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

SEX TRAFFICKING-TATTOOS

MADISON, Wis. _ Sex trafficking survivors and advocates are working across Wisconsin to help communities recognize signs of exploitation, such as tattoos used to brand victims. Nancy Yarbrough, a survivor, started Milwaukee nonprofit Fresh Start Learning, Inc. to provide resources to women and children who are victims of sex trafficking. SENT: 385 words.

IN BRIEF:

VILLAGE PRESIDENT-OWI, SNOWMOBILERS RESCUED

SPORTS:

BUCKS-NETS

NEW YORK _ The Milwaukee Bucks visit the Brooklyn Nets. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. CT.

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