News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CST
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke's run-in with a 25-year-old man who shook his head at him while boarding a flight last year is headed to trial in federal court. Daniel Black says Clarke's directive to have his deputies detain and question him at Milwaukee's airport was unconstitutional. But the only focus of the lawsuit is whether Clarke's taunting social media posts were retaliatory and meant to deter free speech. The trial is expected to last all day Monday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Harbor Assistance Program has awarded about $8 million in grants to improve transportation and access at ports and harbors across the state. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that Door County's Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding received the largest grant. The $3.6 million grant will be used for dock wall construction and dredging. The program began in 1979 and has given around $130 million to more than 100 projects.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - In a tack to the left in an election year, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is offering several proposals to boost the state's health insurance market. He wants a state law to guarantee people with pre-existing conditions don't lose health insurance. He also wants the state to join several others in offering reinsurance, a move designed to lower premiums by diffusing insurers' exposure to expensive claims. Democrats accuse Walker of hypocrisy on the issue.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Organizers are urging marchers in the second annual Woman's March in Milwaukee to take control of Congress from Republicans in 2018. Hundreds of women, men and children gathered on the Milwaukee County Courthouse square on Saturday. Demonstrators carried signs highlighting a broad range of issues, from voter and reproductive rights to immigration reform and climate change. Milwaukee march organizer Sarah Pearson shouted to the crowd, "Get ready in 2018 to take it back."
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