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

January 26, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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AROUND THE STATE:

CONFEDERATE FLAG BAN

TOMAH, Wis. _ Some students and school officials in a western Wisconsin district are calling for a ban on displays of the Confederate flag. The La Crosse Tribune reports that the Tomah Area School District plans to decide on the issue Feb. 4. Tomah High School’s principal says a student wearing clothing with the Confederate flag has caused disruptions at the school. The district’s superintendent says several non-white parents and the Local Indian Education Committee have expressed concerns about the issue. SENT: 275 words.

DISABLED HOUSING

MOUNT HOREB, Wis. _ A group of parents in south-central Wisconsin is teaming up to build affordable housing for their adult children with disabilities. The Mount Horeb group goes by the name of their proposed apartment complex, Home of Our Own. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the parents of Home of Our Own have dreamed up an integrated community and 40-unit apartment complex in the small town of New Glarus. Some of the apartments will be designed to meet the disability needs represented by the parents group. SENT: 350 words.

EXCHANGE-POLITICAL KIDS

APPLETON, Wis. _ Karen Park still remembers her parents’ political influence growing up. The daughter of two civil rights and peace activists who lived in Washington D.C. in the 1960s, Park was exposed to social movements and the political process early in life. It impacted her so much that she’s passed the same tradition down to her four children — two college students, one in middle school and one in high school. By Mica Soellner, Post-Crescent Media. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1185 words.

EXCHANGE-LEARNING TO READ

JANESVILLE, Wis. _ The moment children open their eyes, they begin learning what they’ll need for the third-grade reading test. Before their vision is completely focused, before they can grasp a rattle, and before they can sleep through the night, they are putting down the foundation crucial to their success as 8-year-old third-graders. And those third-grade reading scores mean everything, school officials say, because after third grade, students are not learning to read — they are reading to learn. By Catherine W. Idzerda, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2167 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

ONE BULLET-TWO SHOT

SPORTS:

GREEN BAY-WRIGHT

DAYTON, Ohio _ Green Bay plays Wright State at Wright State University Nutter Center.

MILWAUKEE-NORTHERN KENTUCKY

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. _ Milwaukee plays Northern Kentucky at BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky.

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