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

April 8, 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. Ivan Moreno 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS-MIDWEST

MADISON, Wis. _ Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a campaign swing Monday that will take him to three Great Lakes region states that are a key part of the Democratic strategy to rebuild a “blue wall” and defeat President Donald Trump. Sanders planned weekend rallies in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania along with stops in Ohio and Indiana. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 440 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

IMMIGRANTS-DRIVER’S LICENSE

ALBION, N.Y. _ A renewed push across the country to allow those without legal immigration status to get driver’s licenses resonates strongly among those who make their living in the rural crop fields, dairy farms and fruit orchards where the need for everyday transportation can be the greatest. Immigrants and their advocates have already gotten access to such licenses in a dozen states. They are now targeting roughly a half-dozen states where they see a friendlier political landscape this year, including Wisconsin. By Claudia Torrens and Michael Hill. SENT: 1,065 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

UW-TRIBES, FATAL CRASH-OWI, POLICE DOG STABBED, MICHIGAN TECH-MINES

SPORTS:

BREWERS-ANGELS

ANAHEIM, Calif. _ Mike Trout will attempt to homer in his career-best fifth consecutive game when the Los Angeles Angels go for their fourth straight win in their interleague series opener against Milwaukee. Trout hit five homers in the Angels’ just-completed, four-game series with Texas. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7 p.m. PDT.

AROUND THE NBA

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo has the vote of AP Basketball Writers Brian Mahoney and Tim Reynolds as the NBA’s MVP this season. Reigning NBA MVP James Harden of the Houston Rockets has had a brilliant scoring season, but Antetokoumpo pushed the Bucks to the best record in the NBA. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 3 a.m.

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