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

September 28, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir on Friday amplified her call for embattled U.S. Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh to be confirmed, while Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin remained opposed. Vukmir has stood by Kavanaugh since he was selected by President Donald Trump while Baldwin announced her opposition two days after he was picked. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 525 words.

With:

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-WISCONSIN, ELECTION 2018-SENATE-BON IVER

ELECTION 2018-ATTORNEY GENERAL-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel is trying to brand his Democratic challenger as soft on drug offenders. Josh Kaul served as an assistant federal prosecutor in Baltimore before entering the attorney general race. Schimel’s campaign has launched a new statewide television ad accusing Kaul of allowing a drug dealer to avoid a possible life sentence by reaching a plea agreement that resulted in a three-year sentence. By Todd Richmond. SENT; 130 words. Developing.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-DEPRESSION-PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS

MADISON, Wis. — Ketamine and other psychedelic drugs, which researchers explored in the 1960s as ways to expand or calm the mind, are making a resurgence in medicine, including at UW Health. About three dozen patients have taken ketamine for depression at UW Hospital since last year. The treatment is for patients with severe depression, for whom other drugs don’t work. By David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 955 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-SINGLE MOM HOMEOWNER

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Four years after she had nothing left but a stroller and a garbage bag of clothes, a Wisconsin woman purchased her own home. Jennifer Deuel insists anyone could have navigated the rocky path she took to home ownership. Inside City Hall, Deuel is lauded as one of the biggest successes to have passed through city Housing Services Division programs. She took advantage of federal programs administered by the city to help pay rent and later help make the down payment on her house. By Jim Dayton, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1637 words, photos.

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JUVENILE JUSTICE

MILWAUKEE — About 60 people gathered recently at North Division High School to discuss opportunities for juvenile justice reform in light of state legislation that will close Wisconsin’s youth prisons. “It’s almost as if kids in the (juvenile justice) system are treated like they’re a lost cause, like there is no point in helping them,” said 17-year-old Adea Dunn, a senior at Riverside University High School. By Allison Dikanovic of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. SENT: 1.345 words.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL CRASH-DAUGHTER KILLED, FATAL DRIVEWAY SHOOTING, OWL STUCK

SPORTS:

TIGERS-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — One game back of Chicago in the NL Central, the Milwaukee Brewers will try to keep pace when they hope a three-game series with the Detroit Tigers. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. CT.

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