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AP-WI--Wisconsin News Digest 2 pm, WI

September 22, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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

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TOP STORY:

ELECTION 2018-WISCONSIN SENATE

REEDSBURG, Wis. — Wisconsin Democrats have no real prospect of taking the Assembly this year, but the state Senate is a different story. Democrats could flip the chamber by winning just a couple of seats. That matters because the GOP has had full control of Wisconsin state government for seven years. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 1150 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

DISABLED TRAVEL APP

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — A 23-year-old Wisconsin man with cerebral palsy who uses a wheelchair is creating an app he hopes will make traveling more accessible for those with disabilities. SENT: 315 words.

ELECTION 2018-STATE LEGISLATURES

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn’t work out that way. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1385 words, photos.

With: ELECTION 2018-STATE LEGISLATURES-GLANCE

EXCHANGE-CONGREGATION REBUILDS

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Two years earlier, David Huber stood watching Plymouth United Church of Christ, where he loved to lead worship services, burn to the ground after a lightning strike sparked a fire there. During the initial months after the fire, Huber did his best to get Plymouth’s members through the loss of their church. Last month work on the new church was complete and the congregation returned to a new space at their old home. By Julian Emerson, Leader-Telegram. SENT IN ADVANCE: 883 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK

NEILLSVILLE, Wis. — The wind speaks when it blows across the ridge through clusters of wind chimes inscribed with 1,244 names of those from Wisconsin who died or are missing in action in the Vietnam War. The Highground Veterans Memorial Park dedicated in 1988 is meant not to celebrate war but honor those who served and pay tribute to the men and women lost in battles ranging from World War I through Afghanistan. On Saturday, between 3,000 and 5,000 people are expected to mark the park’s 30th anniversary. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1606 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

WISCONSIN-SHOOTING

SPORTS:

FBN--PACKERS-HITTING THE QB

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Keep the head up. Be aware if the quarterback got rid of the ball. Wrap up. Seems like a simple enough checklist for a defender to hit the quarterback. A roughing-the-passer penalty on linebacker Clay Matthews against the Minnesota Vikings might have raised new questions with the Green Bay Packers. The Packers talked about it this week ahead of their game Sunday against the Washington Redskins. The commotion over the call won’t change the way that coach Mike McCarthy teaches tackling.

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