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

December 7, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE-LAME DUCK-ATTORNEYS GENERAL

MADISON, Wis. _ Republicans pushing to hang on to power in Wisconsin and Michigan aren’t stopping at curbing the authority of incoming Democratic governors. They’re also trying to hamstring Democrats who are about to take over as attorneys general. The moves underscore how attorneys general have become powerful partisan weapons on both the state and national levels. By Todd Richmond and David Eggert. SENT: 755 words, photos.

LAME DUCK-LITIGATION

MILWAUKEE _ Legal challenges to the wide-ranging legislation Wisconsin Republicans passed to weaken the power of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general will likely focus on whether lawmakers are taking over functions reserved for the executive branch, legal scholars say. By Ivan Moreno. Developing.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-FINDING HEART’S RECIPIENT

BRANDON, Wis. — A puppy adoption has helped a Wisconsin woman connect with her heart donor’s family. When Whitney Schickert went looking for a puppy for her boyfriend Dustin Smits, she found Dawn Revels, the recipient of his mother’s heart. By Sharon Roznik, Fond du Lac Reporter. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1501 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-BLACK CULTURAL CENTER

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. —University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students approve of the campus’ new Black Cultural Center. Offering a space where black students could feel at home was a primary motivation for creating the recently opened Black Cultural Center in Centennial Hall. The new center is expected to be a meeting place for black student organizations as well as an informal gathering spot. By Eric Lindquist, Leader-Telegram. SENT IN ADVANCE: 798 words, photos.

EXTRA:

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SOLAR GROUP BUY

BAYFIELD, Wis. _ Growing plants year-round is not easy in often-frigid, wind-swept Chequamegon Bay in northern Wisconsin just off Lake Superior. But Bill Bailey and his wife Gayle Chatfield have been able to do just that, using almost entirely renewable energy, for the past five years. In 2013 they installed 13.5 kilowatts of solar PV to power their commercial greenhouse operation; a few years earlier they had gotten solar thermal units for the greenhouses. By Kari Lydersen of Energy News Network. SENT: 1,035 words.

IN BRIEF:

COLORADO FAMILY KILLED, UW-MADISON TUITION, KIMBERLY-CLARK-WISCONSIN, FATAL ATV CRASH-SENTENCE

SPORTS:

WARRIORS-BUCKS

MILWAUKEE _ The Golden State Warriors will try to avenge a home loss to the Bucks last month when they visit the Fiserv Forum. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 650 words, photos. Game starts 8:30 p.m. CT.

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