Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Man with handgun seeking governor arrested in Wisconsin Capitol, returns with assault rifle


Scott Bauer, cultivating sources on a highly competitive beat, broke two major Statehouse stories: an armed man came to the Wisconsin Capitol twice looking for the governor, and on Friday after 5 p.m. a state Supreme Court justice being targeted for impeachment if she heard a redistricting case decided not to recuse and cast the deciding vote for the court to hear it.

Both news breaks put AP way ahead of the competition, thanks to years of fostering sources willing to work with Bauer and AP on sensitive issues like political violence and the cloistered operations of the state Supreme Court.

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