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

February 9, 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. Dave Kolpack 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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AROUND THE STATE:

RECRUITING TEACHERS

MADISON, Wis. _ Education leaders in Wisconsin are studying how to retain teachers and attract new ones as unfilled vacancies for teaching jobs stack up in the state. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the University of Wisconsin System recently announced a task force to study teacher education enrollments and incentives. The dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education says Wisconsin’s teacher shortage could get worse based on declining enrollment data for teacher education programs. SENT: 310 words.

UW-MADISON GRADUATES

MADISON, Wis. _ University of Wisconsin System officials say graduation numbers are up from 10 years ago, and that the number of graduates of color has more than doubled in that period. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that nearly 37,000 students completed their degrees in the last academic year, a 13 percent increase compared to the 2007-2008 school year. UW System President Ray Cross says there were 4,919 graduates of color in the 2017-2018 school year, up from 1,839 a decade ago. SENT: 270 words.

EXCHANGE-EAGLES COMEBACK

MILTON, Wis. _ Gary Shackelford of north Rock County looked at the sky last March 11 and saw a remarkable gathering. Circling over his neighbor’s pond, bald eagles swirled in an aerial ballet. He walked closer to get a better view and began counting. Sixteen. Maybe more. Most were young and did not yet have their distinctive white heads. Many of us have never seen such a majestic kettle, which is the term for a group of eagles soaring together. By Anna Marie Lux, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1039 words.

EXCHANGE-VANISHING HARDWARE STORES

POYNETTE, Wis. _ The butcher shop, grocery stores and other retailers that years ago helped create a thriving hub of commerce have vanished from this village’s downtown. The library is here, along with a chiropractic office, a couple of beauty salons, the Frontier Bar and, a few yards away, the Harmony Bar, where bobble heads line the front window. United Community Bank shares an intersection with a Karate America, Village Hall and A Thousand Words Photography, while the Poynette Inch United Methodist Church and the First Presbyterian Church, established in 1867, anchor both ends of Main Street. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1422 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

OFFICER SHOT-MILWAUKEE

SPORTS:

BUCKS-MOVING AHEAD

DALLAS _ Khris Middleton thought Nikola Mirotic tilted a playoff series in Chicago’s favor nearly four years ago when the Bulls beat his Milwaukee Bucks in the first round. Mirotic will be on Middleton’s side for the postseason this time around after coming over from New Orleans in a trading deadline deal. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo.

MAGIC-BUCKS

MILWAUKEE _ Newly acquired sharpshooter Nikola Mirotic and the Milwaukee Bucks play the Orlando Magic. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.

WISCONSIN-MICHIGAN

ANN ARBOR, Mich. _ No. 7 Michigan hosts No. 19 Wisconsin in a rematch of a game the Badgers won last month. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

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