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

April 9, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORY:

WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE-LAME DUCK

MADISON, Wis. _ Republicans are not acting on confirming Gov. Tony Evers’ Cabinet picks while a legal fight continues over whether he has the right to rescind appointments made during a lame-duck legislative session. Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald on Tuesday said there was “some truth” to claims by Democratic Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling that the GOP was “slow-walking” the Evers appointments. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 600 words.

INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE

MADISON, Wis. _ The Wisconsin Senate has passed a bill that would remove the term “mental retardation” from five state agencies’ administrative codes, even though Democratic Gov. Tony Evers ordered the deletion weeks ago. The bill approved by the Senate on Tuesday calls for replacing the term and derivatives with “intellectual disability” in regulations governing the agencies. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

AROUND THE STATE:

SPRING WEATHER-MIDWEST

Officials on an impoverished American Indian reservation in southern South Dakota are scrambling to prepare for this week’s “bomb cyclone” storm even as they begin recovery from the last one, just a month ago. That storm led to severe flooding on the Pine Ridge Reservation and many other areas of the Midwest. The second such storm bearing down on the region in a matter of weeks is expected to drop heavy snow and rain that will raise rivers across the region and bring the specter of renewed flooding. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

STATE OF THE TRIBES, WISCONSIN-HEALTH OVERHAUL-LAWSUIT, WASTING DISEASE, CRIME VICTIMS-AMENDMENT, BABY DEATH, FATAL CRASH-LAKE ELMO, FATAL CRASH-OWI.

SPORTS:

BREWERS-ANGELS

ANAHEIM, Calif. _ The Brewers send Freddy Peralta (1-0, 3.27 ERA) to the mound on Tuesday night when they face the Angels, who go with Matt Harvey (0-1, 9.00 ERA). By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 10:07 p.m. EDT.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP-THE BENNETTS

MINNEAPOLIS _ Dick Bennett has a difficult time watching his son, Tony, coach Virginia. He rarely attends games. The Cavaliers didn’t make it easy on the elder Bennett, beating Texas Tech 85-77 in the first overtime NCAA championship game in 11 years. When it was over, Dick and Tony Bennett shared a hug on a court covered in confetti and then posed of a picture with the whole family before his son went to cut down the net. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 804 words, photos.

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