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

November 16, 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. Steve Karnowski 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker is signaling his support for changing the date of the 2020 presidential primary and reshaping membership of state boards before he leaves office in January, putting the focus on whether there’s enough support in the Republican-controlled Senate for those and other ideas to be brought forward in a lame duck session. By Scott Bauer. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.



WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. by the mid-20th century. Since securing protection in the 1970s, wolves have bounced back in the western Great Lakes states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as in the Northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 430 words, photos.


JANESVILLE, Wis. — Wisconsin rehabilitation programs aim to change criminals’ lives. Judges often order anger management training when they sentence offenders. If the judges don’t, probation agents often require it for their clients. Tens of thousands of inmates and offenders under supervision of probation and parole agents — 55 percent of them statewide this year — have been identified as needing anger management, state officials said. By Frank Schultz, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,410 words, photos.


MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin woman hired an artist to paint a mural on her house. When Mary Burke bought her house on Madison’s south side last year, she saw its white, aluminum-sided walls and thought it needed something more. Burke had recently seen a mural painted by Jenie Gao. The mural resonated with her so much, she asked Gao if she could paint one on the side of her house. “Rest and Rejuvenation” would eventually span one side of Burke’s house. By Katelyn Ferral, The Capital Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 690 words, photos.


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CHICAGO — “Chicago is the coldest place I’ve ever been,” said Jing Hu, who came from southern China to do her postdoctoral work in materials science at Argonne National Laboratory outside Chicago. So she is “excited and terrified” about spending three weeks in Antarctica, among almost 100 women in STEMM fields who were recently announced as fellows in the Homeward Bound program to raise awareness of climate change and promote the role of female scientists, engineers and other experts in addressing it. By Kari Lydersen of Energy News Network. SENT: 1,340 words.





MILWAUKEE — The Chicago Bulls visit the Milwaukee Bucks. 8:30 p.m. start.


GREEN BAY, Wis. — Coming close on the road won’t do it for the Packers, not if they want make a late-season run for the playoffs. An inability to convert on third down again contributed to another loss for the banged-up club. Upcoming: 500 words, photos 4 p.m. CT.


SEATTLE — Aaron Rodgers did what he liked for the first 30 minutes. He threw a pair of touchdowns, including a 54-yarder on the run to an unknown tight end for his first NFL catch. His passer rating was nearly perfect. Green Bay looked like it could score on every drive. And then it almost completely stopped. Rodgers was unable to solve Seattle in the second half, and was left to watch Russell Wilson lead another late touchdown drive and send the Packers back home with a loss. By Tim Booth. SENT: 815 words, photos.


UNDATED — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has marveled at David Blough’s resilience. Now with Blough’s final game at Ross-Ade Stadium nearing, the Boilermakers need Blough to deliver a fitting finale to his comeback career Saturday against Wisconsin. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 750 words, with photos by 4 p.m. ET.


CINCINNATI — The Bearcats (1-1) host Milwaukee (0-3). The Bearcats have opened the season with a 64-56 home loss to Ohio State and a 73-51 win over North Carolina Central. By Joe Kay. Game starts at 7 p.m.


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