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

October 9, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker is taking his argument against raising the gas tax straight to voters at the pump. Walker’s campaign on Tuesday unveiled an ad that will play on screens at gas stations as people are refueling their cars. In the spot, Walker hits Democratic opponent Tony Evers for being willing to raise the gas tax to pay for roads. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 615 words.

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ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-WISCONSIN-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

ELECTION 2018-BERNIE SANDERS

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid. The packed October schedule marks the Vermont independent’s most extensive stretch of campaigning since the 2016 presidential race. The itinerary will also include rallies in Wisconsin, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and California. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 785 words, photos.

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KIMBERLY-CLARK-WISCONSIN, ETHANOL PLANT EXPLOSION, BOAT CAPSIZE-FATAL

SPORTS:

DODGERS-THE MACHADO FACTOR

ATLANTA — Even with all their star power and deep pockets, all their booming hitters and ace pitchers, the Los Angeles Dodgers are approaching three decades since their last World Series championship. They’re making another run at that elusive title. Only this time, Manny Machado is along for the ride. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 810 words, photos.

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