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

January 5, 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. Dave Kolpack 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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MADISON, Wis. _ There are fewer Wisconsin adults smoking than ever before, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the state’s overall smoking rate has dropped to 16 percent, two percent higher than the national rate. Despite overall trends, low-income residents and African-Americans in the state continue to smoke at significantly increased rates. SENT: 350 words.


JANESVILLE, Wis. _ A local artisan who led the revamp of the once-threatened Oak Hill Cemetery chapel is turning his focus to a new idea: tiny homes that could offer temporary housing for local homeless people. Richard Snyder of Janesville said he has reached out to the city with a plan to build several 200-square-foot tiny homes on a vacant city lot. Under Snyder’s plans, a cluster of five to seven tiny homes on a single lot could offer homeless people low-maintenance shelter and a sense of community as they try to find a path out of homelessness. By Neil Johnson, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 865 words, photo.


KIEL, Wis. _ Kerry Henning is on a quest. It’s a search for a bloody mary-flavored cheese. It’s not quick or easy: He’s wrestling with getting the right tomato flavor. Flavored cheeses can take months and years to perfect — and sometimes don’t come to fruition at all — but the eight family owners of Henning’s Cheese aren’t afraid to chase new tastes in a rural Manitowoc County cheese plant. The first tasting is about 30 days after it’s made and flavors will change in the coming months and years. Taste is checked again at three and six months. By Nathan Phelps, Green Bay Press-Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 857 words, photos.





MILWAUKEE _ The Toronto Raptors visit the Milwaukee Bucks.


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