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AP-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA

November 12, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Iowa. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Des Moines Bureau at 515-243-3281 or apdesmoines@ap.org. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central. 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.



WASHINGTON — Stepping up Democratic efforts to shield the Russia investigation, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he would seek to tie a measure protecting special counsel Robert Mueller to must-pass legislation if acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker does not recuse himself from oversight of the probe. By Hope Yen and Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 620 words, photo.


ATVS ON ROADS — Nearly have of Iowa’s counties have approved use of all-terrain or utility vehicles for public roadways, and some larger population counties are considering joining the trend. UPCOMING: 275 words.


BIG BATTERY SYSTEM — MidAmerican Energy says it’s installing a battery system that could store enough power to serve around 900 Iowa homes for four hours.

CHILD ENDANGERMENT-OWI — A December trial has been scheduled for a woman accused of driving drunk with children in her vehicle.



AMES — Texas Southern plays Iowa State in men’s basketball. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.


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