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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA

December 17, 2018

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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION-IOWA

IOWA CITY — The Iowa Civil Rights Commission is taking legal action to enforce a $14,700 judgment against a business owner accused of using racial slurs to belittle black employees, court records show. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 560 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

TRUCKS AND TRAINS _ A long-awaited $15.6 million railroad facility is set to be built soon in Des Moines and will aid central Iowa’s economy, according to local officials. SENT: 270 words.

IN BRIEF:

WAUKEE DISTRICT AUDIT-ARREST _ A school administrator accused of improper activities for the Waukee Community School District in central Iowa has resigned.

DELAWARE COUNTY-NEW JAIL _ Another request to build a Delaware County Jail replacement could go to voters next year.

SKATEBOARD PARK RELOCATING _ Waterloo plans to move its skateboard park to higher ground, away from floodwaters.

APARTMENT FIRE-IOWA _ Authorities say a woman injured in a Cedar Rapids apartment fire has died.

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