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

April 13, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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AROUND THE STATE:

VETERANS RESPITE HOME

MADISON, Wis. _ A nonprofit in Wisconsin will start the nation’s first peer-run respite home for veterans through a more than $300,000 grant from the state Department of Health Services. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that Mental Health America of Wisconsin is looking for a location in Milwaukee. Veterans would be able to stay for free for up to five nights. A nonprofit official says the service will help veterans regroup and connect with health services. SENT: 400 words.

SCENIC TRAILS STATUS

MADISON, Wis. _ Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced a bill that seeks to elevate the status of two trails, therefore providing access to more funding to expand and maintain the routes. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the legislation would designate the Ice Age and North Country national scenic trails as units of the National Park Service. Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner are sponsoring the bill. Baldwin says the trails don’t have full trail status. SENT: 350 words.

EXCHANGE-EPIC SYSTEMS

VERONA, Wis. _ There were fancy cupcakes, by the thousands, at Epic Systems Corp. in Verona on March 22 and if there had been candles, they would have burned with 40 flames for Epic founder Judy Faulkner to blow out. It was the 40th anniversary of the date Epic celebrates as its founding _ a company that was among the first to move medical records from voluminous paper files in bulging cabinets to digital records accessible with a few fingertip taps. By Judy Newman.

EXCHANGE-ARENA FAREWELL

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. _ Turn out the lights. The party’s over. Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena’s six-decade reign as a concert venue came to an end recently in much the same way it’s forever etched in so many memories _ in a dark haze of loud rock and blazing pyro with sticky floors, sweaty bodies, long lines and enough energy to make the place feel like it was bouncing with the beat. By Kendra Meinert.

IN BRIEF:

FRUIT RECALL-SALMONELLA OUTBREAK

SPORTS:

BREWERS-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES _ Zach Davies takes his 2-0 record to the mound for the Milwaukee Brewers against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the middle game of the series. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Begins 10 p.m. EDT.

PISTONS-BUCKS PREVIEW

MILWAUKEE _ The top-seeded Bucks try for their first series victory since 2001 when they take on Detroit. Blake Griffin’s health remains uncertain for the Pistons. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m. ET.

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