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

February 27, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

WISCONSIN BUDGET-JUVENILE JUSTICE

MADISON, Wis. _ Gov. Tony Evers wants to indefinitely delay closing the state’s troubled juvenile prison, spend nearly $200 million more on replacement facilities and increase the age for charging juveniles as adults from 17 to 18. Evers on Wednesday released an outline of his juvenile justice plans, which were to be included in the proposed state budget he was expected to release Thursday. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 670 words.

WISCONSIN HEALTH SECRETARY-ABORTION

MADISON, Wis. _Gov. Tony Evers’ pick to lead the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Wednesday defended naming a former vice president at Planned Parenthood as a top deputy, saying she won’t have any involvement in lawsuits challenging the state’s abortion laws. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 550 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT

MADISON, Wis. _ Liberal-backed Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Lisa Neubauer is drawing criticism from her opponent for attending a climate change march protesting the environmental agenda of President Donald Trump. Neubauer attended the April 2017 People’s Climate March in Madison with her daughter, Democratic state Rep. Greta Neubauer, of Racine, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday. SENT: 490 words.

CHEERLEADING-BODY AWARDS

KENOSHA, Wis. _ The coaches of a Wisconsin cheerleading squad have been banned from a state competition following complaints about a banquet that included gag awards for team members’ breasts and buttocks. Kenosha Unified School District’s superintendent says the Wisconsin Association for Cheer and Pom Coaches is allowing the Tremper High School cheerleaders to compete this weekend to defend their state title. SENT: 320 words.

IN BRIEF:

FOREST EASEMENT, ISLAMIC STATE-SENTENCE, DNR APPOINTMENT, WISCONSIN REPUBLICAN PARTY, TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY-WISCONSIN

SPORTS:

BUCKS-KINGS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The Milwaukee Bucks visit the Sacramento Kings. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. CT,

MARQUETTE-VILLANOVA

Marquette plays Villanova at The William B. Finneran Pavilion. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING. 650 words. Game starts at 8 p.m. CT.

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