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

May 18, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Minnesota. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Dave Kolpack is on the desk.

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TOP STORIES:

WISCONSIN REPUBLICANS

OSHKOSH, Wis. _ Republican legislative leaders say at the state party convention that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers delivered a “wacky” and “crazy” state budget proposal and promised to serve as a block to his agenda and continue to push anti-abortion bills. Saturday’s convention brought together about 650 conservative activists and served as part pep rally ahead of the 2020 presidential election and examination of why every Republican running for statewide office lost in 2018. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 700 words. Will be updated.

ABORTION-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. _ Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he doesn’t support banning abortions as early as six or eight weeks into a pregnancy, and would prefer that states have the power to determine whether abortion should be legal. Johnson commented on abortion during a news conference with reporters during the Wisconsin Republican convention on Saturday. Johnson says he supports a national law banning abortions after 21 weeks. Wisconsin has a 20-week ban. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

AROUND THE STATE:

CURBSIDE ALCOHOL

MADISON, Wis. _ More Wisconsin grocers are asking municipalities for liquor license extensions so they can take alcohol purchased online out to customers’ vehicles. Wisconsin Public Radio says Walmart and Pick ’n Save began offering curbside pickup of beer, wine and spirits in the Milwaukee and Fox Valley areas in 2017. Other stores quickly followed, but the practice has been met with criticism that it could allow minors to buy alcohol or make liquor access easier in a state that’s known to overindulge. SENT: 360 words.

EXCHANGE-WISCONSIN MUSEUM

MADISON, Wis. _ After two decades of planning, the vision for a new $120 million, 100,000-square-foot Wisconsin Historical Society museum Downtown is taking shape, fueled by an unprecedented outreach effort to communities across the state, American Indian tribes and generations of Wisconsinites. The Historical Society has one of the nation’s largest collections of North American historical assets and operates 12 museums and sites. But its flagship museum has been housed in the 42,000-square-foot former Wolff Kubly hardware store building since 1984. The museum, which draws 77,000 visitors annually, including 23,000 school children, is woefully inadequate. By Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1779 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-BAR-CIRCUS ARTIFACTS

DURAND, Wis. _ In 2015, Ron Berger opened a window into the early history of Durand when he cut a hole in the wall separating the family business from the property next door to accommodate an expansion. Berger unearthed a 9-foot-high by 55-foot-long, multi-sheet, full-color paper lithograph circus poster advertising the Great Anglo-American Circus and Menagerie performing in Durand on Aug. 17, 1885. By Eric Lindquist, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1599 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

RON JOHNSON 2020, REDISTRICTING-WISCONSIN, WISCONSIN SHOOTING-FIREFIGHTER KILLED.

SPORTS:

BREWERS-BRAVES

ATLANTA _ Chase Anderson is expected to come off the injured list to start Saturday night’s game as the Milwaukee Brewers face Kevin Gausman and the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. Anderson is returning from a finger injury on his right hand. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:20 p.m.

BUCKS-RAPTORS PREVIEW

TORONTO _ Milwaukee did its part in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals, holding serve at home. Toronto now must do the same, starting when the Raptors play host to Game 3 of the series on Sunday night. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

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