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

November 8, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

EVERS-LEGISLATURE

MADISON, Wis. — Democrat Tony Evers on Thursday accused Republicans who control the Legislature of making a “desperate attempt to cling to power” by considering ways to limit the governor’s power before he takes over in January. Evers, who narrowly defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker, said GOP legislative leaders should “stop any and all attempts to play politics and weaken the powers of the governor’s office.” By Scott Bauer. SENT: 760 words, photos.

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EVERS-LEGISLATURE-THE LATEST

EVERS-DNR

MADISON, Wis. — Conservationists and outdoor lovers hope Gov.-elect Tony Evers will bring big changes to the state Department of Natural Resources after Scott Walker made deep cuts to the agency over eight years. By Todd Richmond. UPCOMING: 500-600 words.

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VATICAN-US-GUATEMALA

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has decreed that an American religious brother, James Miller, was killed out of hatred for the Catholic faith during Guatemala’s civil war and can be beatified. Miller, from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is the second American slain in Guatemala to move a step closer to possible sainthood in recent years. The Rev. Stanley Rother, who was gunned down during the Guatemalan conflict in 1981, was beatified as a martyr in his native Oklahoma last year. By Nicole Winfield. SENT: 405 words.

SHIPYARD WORKERS SETTLEMENT

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Fraser Shipyards has settled lawsuits involving dozens of workers who were exposed to lead while working on an old freighter in Superior, the company said Thursday. Fraser has agreed to pay $7.5 million to more than 60 workers who were exposed to lead paint. The workers were involved in a 2016 engine repowering project for the freighter Herbert C. Jackson at Fraser’s Superior yards. SENT: 265 words.

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ELECTION 2018-14TH ASSEMBLY, FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH, DRUG DEBT SHOOTING

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BUCKS-WARRIORS

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors go for an eighth straight win as they host the Milwaukee Bucks. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7:30 p.m. PT.

NOTRE DAME-THE ROOMIES

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Arike Ogunbowale and Marina Mabrey will always have Columbus, Ohio. The senior guards and off-campus roommates for No. 1 Notre Dame will always have Brooklyn, too. The friendship between Ogunbowale, the Milwaukee scoring machine, and Mabrey, the street-wise Jersey shore kid, was cemented at the Barclays Center on April 17, 2015 in the Jordan Brand Classic. By John Fineran. SENT: 915 words, photos.

BIG TEN-THIS WEEK

Ohio State visits Michigan State needing a win to stay on track for a Big Ten East showdown with Michigan in two weeks. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 500 words, photos.

BIG TEN-SURPRISES

CHICAGO — Northwestern can clinch the Big Ten West championship and its first appearance in the conference title game simply by winning two of its final three games. The Wildcats would also secure a spot Saturday with a victory at Iowa plus losses by Wisconsin at Penn State and Purdue at Minnesota. It’s quite a position for a team that wasn’t widely considered a favorite to win its division, though Northwestern is hardly the only surprise in the Big Ten. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

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