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

August 23, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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

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TOP STORY:

GOVERNOR-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — Allies of Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger, Tony Evers, released new attack ads Thursday, including one depicting a teacher accused of sexual misconduct unbuckling his belt. In the week since Evers’ primary win, the tight race for governor has largely focused on two themes: whether Evers, as state superintendent, failed to act aggressively enough in cases involving teacher misconduct and whether Walker has done enough in the past eight years to improve the quality of Wisconsin’s roads, education and health care costs. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 640 words, photos.

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AROUND THE STATE:

TRANSGENDER SURGERY-INSURANCE

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin board that oversees insurance for state employees has voted to restore coverage for sex reassignment procedures for transgender workers. The Group Insurance Board voted 5-4 Wednesday to cover sex reassignment surgery and related treatments for transgender people seeking to match their sex to their gender identity. Sex reassignment surgery will be covered for state workers starting Jan. 1. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

FOXCONN-ILLINOIS, WISCONSIN FLOODING, WAUWATOSA SHOOTING, DRUM CORPS SUSPENDED, POLICE EVIDENCE TECH-PLEA, MICHIGAN PIPELINE-LAWSUIT

SPORTS:

WISCONSIN-CEPHUS

MADISON, Wis. — Embattled Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus’ attorneys ask a judge to dismiss one of two sexual assault charges against him. Prosecutors charged Cephus with second- and third-degree sexual assault Monday. Investigators say he raped two drunken women in his apartment in April. A court commissioner set a $5,000 signature bond for him on Thursday. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

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