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

December 14, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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

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TOP STORY:

WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE-LAME DUCK

MADISON, Wis. _ Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a sweeping package of Republican-written legislation that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is enabling a brazen power grab and ignoring the will of voters. Walker signed the bills Friday, just 24 days before he leaves office. By Todd Richmond and Scott Bauer. SENT: 770 words, photos.

With:

WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE-LAME DUCK-THE LATEST

WISCONSIN GOVERNOR-WALKER

AROUND THE STATE:

TRANSMISSION LINE

MADISON, Wis. _ A controversial high-voltage power line across western Wisconsin has been put into service after almost three years of construction. Supporters say the 180-mile, $580 million Badger Coulee line will enable clean and cheap wind energy from Minnesota and Iowa to reach big cities where there’s demand. Opponents consider it an unnecessary expense that guarantees profits for the owners while discouraging conservation and local renewable energy investments. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

EXCHANGE-WOMEN IN CLERGY

WEST BEND, Wis. _ A new report shows that women in clergy are becoming a growing trend in the U.S. In October, The Rev. Eileen R. Campbell-Reed, an academic entrepreneur, seminary professor, author, consultant and mentor/coach, released a 20-page report looking at the state of women in clergy, spanning 40 years (1977-2017). Cristy Schoob is grateful and blessed, maybe even a bit lucky, she got the message when she did. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1024 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-SAVING DRIFTLESS AREA VIEWS

DODGEVILLE, Wis. _ Wisconsin residents are fighting to preserve the Driftless Area as a trio of utility companies have proposed a $500 million project through the area. Opponents say the Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line is not needed and would damage important conservation areas, disrupt the scenic beauty and harm agricultural businesses dotted along the routes. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1519 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

STRIP CLUB-LAWSUIT, KIMBERLY CLARK-ARKANSAS, LA GRANGE DEATHS

SPORTS:

PACKERS-ADAMS

GREEN BAY, Wis. _ Davante Adams is proving his worth this season as the Packers’ top receiver, producing against the NFL’s top defensive backs. His next challenge: facing the Bears’ Kyle Fuller. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. CT.

BUCKS-PACERS

CLEVELAND _ The Milwaukee Bucks visit the Cleveland Cavaliers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. CT.

GREEN BAY-CREIGHTON

OMAHA, Neb. _ Green Bay plays Creighton in men’s basketball at CHI Health Center Omaha. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 8 p.m. CT.

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