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

November 30, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE-LAME DUCK

MADISON, Wis. — Assembly Republicans plan to take up a half-dozen bills dealing with pre-existing conditions, road funding, moving the 2020 presidential primary during a lame duck session next week. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words.

WITH:

WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE-LAME DUCK-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

ILLINOIS-OUT-OF-STATE ABORTIONS

CHICAGO — A report from the Illinois Department of Public Health says more women have been crossing state lines to get abortions in Illinois. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

EXCHANGE-HORSE THERAPY

BRIGHTON, Wis. — A Wisconsin farm is offering equine therapy and team building exercises. Brenda Compher operates New Point of View at The Diettrich Farm. The therapy to which Diettrich refers is espoused by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association which is based in Santaquin, Utah. All of the therapy in EAGALA is done on the ground, meaning there is no riding. A common exercise is to set up an obstacle course and ask participants to get the horse through the obstacle course. By Christopher Bennett, Kenosha News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 643 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-TOY SHOPPING

VERONA, Wis. — Wisconsin shoppers are changing their toy shopping routine this year. Barb Schutz and Kaye Frohmader had a slightly different routine to their Black Friday shopping this year. They still planned to hit Target and Walmart, and to do some online shopping on Amazon. But their first stop was Farm & Fleet in Verona. Normally, their first stop would have been the Toys R Us at West Towne, but when the store closed in May along with the rest of the national chain, they had to change their plans. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1113 words, photos.

EXTRA:

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RURAL BROADBAND PILOT

Slow speeds, bad coverage and expensive service. These are just some of the concerns contained in nearly 300 public comments on Rural Broadband Pilot Program proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a review by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting found. The proposal follows a promise to farmers by President Donald Trump in January 2017 to deliver a faster, more reliable internet to rural areas. By Christopher Walljasper of Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. SENT: 1,175 words.

ACLU ORGANIZER

MILWAUKEE — The falling leaves of late October reminded Jarrett English of his days growing up in Sherman Park. They helped paint the picture of the one night each year that the streets were blocked off for hundreds of kids going door to door trick-or-treating. It’s among his fond memories and a reminder of why, one day, he wants to move back to the neighborhood that helped raise him. By Carly Wolf of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. SENT: 1,015 words.

IN BRIEF:

TODDLER DEATH, DAHMER’S ATTORNEY, INFANT DEATH ARREST, DEADLY SHOOTOUT, LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE-UW HOSPITAL

SPORTS:

WISCONSIN -IOWA

No. 22 Wisconsin plays No. 14 Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

IN BRIEF:

BUFFALO-MILWAUKEE

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