AP-WI–Wisconsin News Digest 6 pm, WI

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-CANCER

MADISON, Wis. — Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers and Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, both cancer survivors, clashed Friday over protections for people like them with pre-existing conditions. Kleefisch is featured in a new television ad in which she says as long as she and Gov. Scott Walker are in office people with pre-existing conditions will be guaranteed health insurance. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 560 words, photos.

With: ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-THE LATEST.

ELECTION 2018-PRIMARY SEASON TAKEAWAYS

The stage is set for a November brawl that could loosen President Donald Trump’s grip on Washington. Elections in New York Thursday marked the end of a long, dramatic and sometimes tumultuous primary season that reshaped both parties going into the midterm elections. Democrats have a younger, more liberal, and more diverse slate of candidates they believe can flip control of the House and reclaim several governor’s offices. Republicans, meanwhile, have doubled down on being the party of Trump. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 1,225 words, photos.

REDISTRICTING-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — Attorneys seeking to invalidate Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn legislative boundaries were expected to file an amended complaint in federal court after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider the case this summer. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 650 words.

With: REDISTRICTING-WISCONSIN-THE LATEST.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-MOTHER’S MEMORIAL RIDE

LA CROSSE, Wis. — It was during the 10 days her son went missing from the river’s edge that Melissa Melnick made a promise. Her eldest son, Chris Stanley, was just weeks from a post-graduation bike ride to the Gulf Coast when he was swept into the Mississippi River on April 25, 2017. Melnick vowed to either ride alongside Chris in celebration or on her own in his memory. Sadly, Chris wasn’t pedaling beside her when Melnick recently departed her hometown of Minneapolis for the eight-week tour down the Mississippi River Trail. His body was found May 4, 2017, three miles downriver. The Fueled by Love Bike Tour serves to honor Chris and share his love for life with people along the way. By Emily Pyrek, La Crosse Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 929 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-MAILMAN HELPS HOMELESS

JANESVILLE, Wis. — When Tom Hathaway, of Janesville, started delivering mail in 2000, he said he was shocked by how many people he saw living in their cars. Hathaway has been collecting money and goods for the homeless for years. Earlier this month was his fifth annual “Helping the Homeless” event but the first of its kind held outside of his backyard. By Jonah Beleckis, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 540 words, photos.

EXTRA:

Additional stories from members of Institute for Nonprofit News are distributed by AP. For on-air requests, email amplify@inn.org.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

MILWAUKEE — Elizabeth Brown, a lifelong Milwaukee resident, currently lives in the Amani neighborhood with four of her nine children in a three-bedroom home she rents for $775 a month. She said it’s too much, given the rundown condition of the house and the fact that she doesn’t have a paid job. By Analise Pruni of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. SENT: 780 words.

IN BRIEF:

TROPICAL WEATHER-WISCONSIN, KIMBERLY CLARK-WISCONSIN, HARBOR DROWNING-KENOSHA, JEWISH CENTER THREATS, WISCONSIN FLOODING-ASSISTANCE, SAUSAGE RECALL, FATAL CRASH-CHARGES

SPORTS:

PIRATES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — The surging Brewers, who are just 1 1/2 games behind the NL Central-leading Cubs, open a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Upcoming; 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. CT.

PACKERS-RODGERS

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Will he or won’t he play? The Green Bay Packers may shed a little more light on quarterback Aaron Rodgers when they release the injury report for Sunday. Either way, backup DeShone Kizer will have to be ready for the Vikings. SENT: 600 words, photos.

BYU-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — The offense is nearly back at full strength for No. 6 Wisconsin. Tight end Zander Neuville returned last week from a knee injury, while receiver Danny Davis returns from a two-game suspension on Saturday against BYU. By Genaro C. Armas. Sent: 700 words, photos.

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