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

May 15, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




OMAHA, Neb. _ Communities that were flooded when levees failed along the Missouri River this spring will likely remain exposed to high water for months. Many displaced residents have been left wondering when, or if, they can return and rebuild their homes. By Josh Funk. SENT: 575 words, photos.


DES MOINES _ Current and past attorneys general from both major political parties from several states are imploring Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to veto a measure that would force Iowa’s attorney general to seek permission to file out-of-state lawsuits. By David Pitt. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words.



CEDAR RAPIDS _ The Quad Cities River Bandits kicked off what was supposed to be their longest road trip of 2019 on Monday. Manager Ray Hernandez and his players couldn’t help but chuckle in exasperation. The River Bandits’ season _ vexed by flooding from the nearby Mississippi River _ devolved into an exhaustive road trek before it even started. Quad Cities will play at least 40 of their first 43 games away from home, a stretch capped with their most recent 12-game trip starting in nearby Cedar Rapids, because of flood-related issues near their ballpark. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 7 p.m.


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