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AP-WI--Wisconsin News Digest, WI

November 11, 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. Jim Nord 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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 GOVERNOR-PRIORITIES

MADISON, Wis. — Tony Evers made a lot of promises during his successful campaign against Republican Gov. Scott Walker — some specific, many more vague. Now he has to figure out how to deliver — in the face of a Republican Legislature already scheming to limit his power before he even takes office. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 885 words, photo.

BEER BATTLE

MILWAUKEE — Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst’s beers. By Ivan Moreno. SENT: 810 words, photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

HABITAT FOR HEROES

LA CROSSE, Wis. — A new initiative from Habitat for Humanity has kicked off in western Wisconsin to encourage volunteerism and ultimately provide housing assistance for veterans. The new Habitat for Heroes initiative began in La Crosse this week in honor of Veterans Day. SENT: 303 words, photos.

FIREFIGHTER’S DEATH-AFTERMATH

MADISON, Wis. — The Madison Fire Department may make changes to its health programs and policies as federal officials plan to investigate the death of one of the department’s members. SENT: 305 words.

ELECTION 2018-STATE GOVERNMENTS

From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their stamp on public policy. By David A. Lieb and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1325 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-WATERTOWN REDEVELOPMENT

WATERTOWN, Wis. — Redevelopment in downtown Watertown is bringing challenges, concerns and optimism to the area. The Watertown Redevelopment Authority is spending an estimated $2.2 million to purchase and provide relocation funds to the businesses so that the block can be cleared to better showcase the river and bring new energy to the historic downtown. At the same time, a developer is being sought to invest $8 million to $12 million into a hotel or mixed-use project adjacent to the square. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1540 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-COMFORT DOG

BELOIT, Wis. — Beloit Memorial High School students have been reading up a storm thanks to Mary the comfort dog. Mary, a golden retriever from the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry offered through St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Janesville, visits special education teacher Beth Cox’s classroom twice a month. Last year, student Mauricio Ramos proposed the idea of having students read to a dog. By Hillary Gavan, Beloit Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 568 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

MILWAUKEE SHOOTING

SPORTS:

FBN--DOLPHINS-PACKERS

Miami Dolphins plays Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

BKN--BUCKS-Nuggets

DENVER — The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Denver on Sunday night after an overtime loss in Los Angeles to the Clippers. The Bucks have won in Denver since March 20, 2010. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8 p.m. EST.

BKC--GREEN BAY-IOWA

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Hawkeyes host Green Bay in hopes of improving to 2-0. UPCOMING. Game starts at 2 p.m. CT.

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