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

August 31, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

TARIFFS-PORTS

To understand why the impact of President Donald Trump’s tariffs could be felt throughout the United States, consider this: From the West Coast to the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico, at least 10 percent of imports at many ports could be hit by new tariffs if Trump’s proposals take full effect, according to an exclusive analysis of government data by The Associated Press. By David Koenig. SENT: 1,380 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

MIDWEST STORMS

MADISON, Wis. — Water-logged southern Wisconsin braced Friday for yet another bout of severe weather over the Labor Day weekend, the latest in a seemingly endless stream of punishing storms and floods. The National Weather Service predicted that the Madison area would get up to 2 inches from Friday night through Sunday. The area southwest of the city is expected to get up to 3 inches, and some places could get more. SENT: 325 words, photos.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON ANNIVERSARY-TARIFFS

MILWAUKEE — Motorcycle riders celebrating Harley-Davidson’s 115th anniversary in Milwaukee have plenty to say about the company’s high-profile conflict over retaliatory tariffs from Europe on its bikes. UPCOMING: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-HOMELESS SHELTER STRUGGLES

MADISON, Wis. — After losing $350,000 in federal grants last year, residents and employees at the Madison homeless shelter Safe Haven say it has survived but is struggling. The Far East Side shelter, which serves homeless people with mental illnesses, almost closed when the Department of Housing and Urban Development cut its funding. Donations of about $243,000 and $100,000 in one-time funds from Dane County put the shelter back on its feet. But the lack of consistent funding has stretched the shelter thin in staffing and resources. By Isabella Dally Steele, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 878 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-LGBTQ COUNSELING CENTER

MADISON, Wis. — Therapist Chelsea O’Neil Karcher, who identifies as queer, and her partner Owen Karcher, who identifies as a queer transgender man, knew there weren’t many mental health providers specializing in the LGBTQ population. So the pair started their own counseling practice, the Center for Community Healing, in 2017. The vast majority of their clients are in the LGBTQ community, and everything about the office — from the website to the pillows to the paint colors — was chosen to ensure everyone, especially the frequently marginalized, feels safe there. By Lisa Speckhard Pasque, The Capital Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1305 words.

IN BRIEF:

CO-WORKERS BIOLOGICAL SURPRISE

SPORTS:

BREWERS-NATIONALS

WASHINGTON — Jhoulys Chacin and the Milwaukee Brewers look to continue chasing down an NL wild-card spot as they open a three-game series against Tanner Roark and the Nationals. By Harvey Valentine. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. EDT.

KENTUCKY-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — Star tailback Jonathan Taylor hopes to hit the ground running when No. 4 Wisconsin opens the season at home against Western Kentucky. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. CT.

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