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

February 8, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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-CLIMATE CHANGE BAN

MADISON, Wis. _ A ban on employees of an obscure Wisconsin board that prevented them from addressing climate change has been lifted. The state Board of Commissioners of Public Lands instituted the ban in 2015, driven by concerns from two Republican office holders. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

UW TUITION

MADISON, Wis. _ University of Wisconsin System regents Friday approved raising graduate tuition at eight schools and out-of-state undergraduate tuition at six schools. Resident graduate tuition will increase at Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Parkside, Stevens Point, Stout and Whitewater. Green Bay will see the biggest increase, from $7,793 to $7,996. The smallest increase will come at La Crosse, which requested an $84 increase to $8,651. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 320 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

OFFICER SHOT-MILWAUKEE

MILWAUKEE _ The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office is beginning its review of possible charges against the man suspected of fatally shooting a Milwaukee police officer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

EXCHANGE-EAGLES COMEBACK

MILTON, Wis. _ Gary Shackelford of north Rock County looked at the sky last March 11 and saw a remarkable gathering. Circling over his neighbor’s pond, bald eagles swirled in an aerial ballet. He walked closer to get a better view and began counting. Sixteen. Maybe more. Most were young and did not yet have their distinctive white heads. Many of us have never seen such a majestic kettle, which is the term for a group of eagles soaring together. By Anna Marie Lux, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1039 words.

EXCHANGE-VANISHING HARDWARE STORES

POYNETTE, Wis. _ The butcher shop, grocery stores and other retailers that years ago helped create a thriving hub of commerce have vanished from this village’s downtown. The library is here, along with a chiropractic office, a couple of beauty salons, the Frontier Bar and, a few yards away, the Harmony Bar, where bobble heads line the front window. United Community Bank shares an intersection with a Karate America, Village Hall and A Thousand Words Photography, while the Poynette Inch United Methodist Church and the First Presbyterian Church, established in 1867, anchor both ends of Main Street. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1422 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL HIT-RUN, BODY FOUND-MISSING WOMAN, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT-LAWSUIT

SPORTS:

BUCK-MIROTIC

MILWAUKEE _ The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired forward Nikola Mirotic from the New Orleans Pelicans in a three-team deal. The Bucks made the announcement in a news release on Thursday. Milwaukee also will send forward Thon Maker to the Detroit Pistons and center Jason Smith and four future second-round draft picks to the Pelicans. Detroit will send forward Stanley Johnson to New Orleans to complete the deal. SENT: 275 words.

BUCKS-MAVERICKS

DALLAS _ Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks take a five-game winning streak into Dallas a day after getting Nikola Mirotic from New Orleans before the trading deadline. The Mavericks will be adjusting their rotation again after sending Harrison Barnes to Sacramento. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CT.

GEORGETOWN-MARQUETTE

MILWAUKEE _ No. 8 Marquette takes a 10-game winning streak into its game against Georgetown. UPCOMING: 650 words. Game starts 8 p.m. EST.

BREWERS-SPRING PREVIEW

David Stearns is a popular guy these days. At the grocery store. Pumping gas for his car. Out for lunch or dinner. Everyone wants to talk about the Milwaukee Brewers. “They are excited for the start of baseball season,” said Stearns, who was promoted to president of baseball operations last month. By Jay Cohen. SENT: 850 words, photos.

With:

SPRING TRAINING CAPSULES-NL CENTRAL

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