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

October 3, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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ELECTION 2018-SENATE-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — Democratic attacks against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir picked up Wednesday, with a new ad from Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin hitting her for fighting the release of public records. Meanwhile, Baldwin and Vukmir fired accusations back and forth on Twitter, with Vukmir telling Baldwin “your lies are spiraling.” By Scott Bauer. SENT: 650 words, photos.

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ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-WISCONSIN

AROUND THE STATE:

ELDER ABUSE

MADISON, Wis. — A state Justice Department task force is proposing a package of legislation designed to protect senior citizens and vulnerable adults from exploitation. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 440 words.

MICHIGAN PIPELINE

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge have agreed to replace twin 65-year-old crude oil pipes in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes with another that would run through a tunnel far below the lake bed, officials told The Associated Press. The plan calls for drilling an opening for the new pipeline through bedrock at depths that could exceed 100 feet (30 meters) beneath the Straits of Mackinac, a more than 4-mile-wide (6.4-kilometer) waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge. By John Flesher. SENT: 785 words, photos.

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MICHIGAN PIPELINE-THE LATEST

FAST FOOD WORKERS-PROTESTS

DETROIT — A U.S. House candidate was arrested Tuesday in Detroit during a protest for higher pay and the right to form unions. Democrat Rashida Tlaib and more than a dozen other demonstrators sat at — and banged on — a long table that took up a lane of traffic in Detroit’s Midtown. The protest was organized by Fight for $15, a national movement seeking to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour for fast food, child care, airlines and other workers. Walkouts are planned in Milwaukee on Wednesday and Chicago on Thursday. By Corey Williams. SENT: 605 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

REFINERY EXPLOSION-WISCONSIN, FLOODING-WISCONSIN, FATAL FLEEING CRASH, SCHOOL REFERENDUMS, TOWNHOME DEATHS

SPORTS:

ROCKIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — The red-hot Brewers, who won eight in a row to end the season to take the NL Central title, host the Colorado Rockies in a division series matchup. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 750 words, photos by 7 p.m. CT. Developing from media availability starting 3:15 p.m. CT.

PACKERS-RODGERS

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers wasn’t happy with the offense despite a 22-0 win last week over Buffalo. How will Rodgers and coach Mike McCarthy move forward as they get ready for Detroit? Upcoming: 600 words by 5 p.m. CT.

PRESEASON RDP

The NBA preseason continues with five games on the schedule, including: New York Knicks-Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m.; Chicago Bulls-Milwaukee Bucks, 8 p.m.; Detroit Pistons-Oklahoma City Thunder, 8 p.m.; New Zealand Breakers-Phoenix Suns, 10 p.m.; Minnesota Timberwolves-LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. UPCOMING: 800 words.

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