Hello! 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 can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

TORNADOES-IOWA

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Businesses and volunteers are pitching in to provide more than cleanup in the wake of the destructive tornadoes that swept through three cities in central Iowa earlier this week. SENT: 300 words, photos.

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PUBLIC MONEY-PRIVATE SCHOOLS

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa has spent nearly $500 million in public money in the past decade to support private schools and home school programs, according to a newspaper's analysis. SENT: 225 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-DES MOINES PARKING

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines has seven times as many parking spaces as people, according to a new study by the Mortgage Bankers Association. By Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register. SENT: 950 words, photos.

IEXCHANGE-HISTORIC BLOCK

DAVENPORT, Iowa — One of the most intact historic blocks in downtown Davenport — a row of five buildings all listed on the National Register of Historic Places — is nearing the homestretch of being totally rehabbed, with developers closing in on Hibernian Hall. By Alma Gaul, Quad-City Times. SENT: 670 words.

IN BRIEF:

— TRIBAL COUNCIL MEMBERS CHARGED — A current and a former member of the Winnebago Tribe's governing council have pleaded guilty to misusing federal money to pay themselves bonuses.

— INMATE ESCAPE — Iowa authorities are looking for a work-release inmate who failed to return to a Dubuque center.

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