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

July 30, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

HARLEY-DAVIDSON-BIGGER TENT

MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson, known for the throaty rumble of its heavy bikes, says it will roll out an electric motorcycle next year that has no clutch and no gears. It’s among a handful of moves the company touted Monday as it copes with shrinking sales in the U.S. By Ivan Moreno. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

FRACKING-RAILROAD REGULATIONS

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Wisconsin frack sand producers say their business is threatened by a handful of railroads operating under outdated regulations. The dozens of mines that have sprung up across western Wisconsin in the past decade rely on four major railroads to deliver more than 30 tons of frack sand a year outstate. Industry leaders say they are “practically held hostage” to whatever prices and services are offered by their rail carriers. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

AFRICA-LION HUNTING

MINNEAPOLIS — A wildlife advocacy group says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued permits to hunters in South Dakota and Wisconsin to bring back lion trophies from Africa. Nearly three dozen Americans have been given such permission since Donald Trump was elected president and loosened federal restrictions on the permits. That was not the case soon after a Twin Cities dentist killed Cecil the lion in 2015, an act that prompted in international outcry. Five months after the lion was killed, the Obama administration decided to place lions in Africa under the protection of the Endangered Species Act. UPCOMING: 350 words.

IN BRIEF:

SALES TAX HOLIDAY, WISCONSIN GOVERNOR, CONVENIENCE STORE SHOOTING

SPORTS:

BREWERS-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — Manny Machado makes his home debut for the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, who send Kenta Maeda to the mound against rookie Freddy Peralta and the Milwaukee Brewers in the series opener. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Begins 7 p.m. PT.

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