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

November 7, 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. Jeff Baenen 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — Democrat Tony Evers looked ahead to leading Wisconsin with a Republican-controlled Legislature, the first time state government has been divided in a decade, while ousted Republican Gov. Scott Walker eyed a possible recount following the state’s closest governor’s race in more than half a century. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 825 words, photos. Developing.

ELECTION 2018-WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democrats thought they finally had Republican legislators right where they wanted them — on the ropes and ready to surrender partial control in Madison. It didn’t turn out that way. By Todd Richmond. Developing.

ELECTION 2018-VOTECAST-WISCONSIN

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Despite optimism about the economy, most Wisconsin voters in Tuesday’s midterm election feared the nation is heading downhill amid worries about health care and other issues, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate. By John Flesher. SENT: 1,385 words.

IN BRIEF:

HIT AND RUN-SCOUTS KILLED, CONGRESS-SHALALA

SPORTS:

HALFWAY-MOST IMPROVED PLAYERS

Established superstars such as Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers grab all the attention when their teams do well. But a team’s success or failure can often be determined by which players make the biggest jump from year to year. By Simmi Buttar. UPCOMING: 1,500 words.

WISCONSIN-BLOCKING FOR TAYLOR

MADISON, Wis. — Blocking for Jonathan Taylor, the nation’s leading rusher, requires teammates to keep constant watch for would-be tacklers as much as Taylor himself. He can go anywhere at any time. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m. CT.

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