BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 3:15 pm, IA
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AROUND THE STATE:
EGG FARM LAWSUIT
DES MOINES, Iowa _ An Iowa egg farm that killed millions of chickens because of a 2015 bird flu outbreak is suing companies hired by the federal government to disinfect barns. Sunrise Farms says the chlorine dioxide gas and heat treatments used to kill the virus destroyed barn equipment, electrical wiring, production equipment and water lines. The company also says the structural integrity of its barns was diminished. By David Pitt.
ELECTION 2020-RED STATE DEMOCRATS
NASHUA, N.H. _ Democrat Beto O’Rourke uses his home state as a cautionary tale, ticking through Texas’ Republican-backed policies as warning flags for the rest of the country. Mayor Pete Buttigieg mentions once worrying about how coming out as gay in deeply Republican Indiana might have cost him re-election, even in his more moderate college town of South Bend. By Will Weissert and Hunter Woodall.
AP Photos WX101-0427191833, WX102-0419191953.
ELECTION 2020-CAMPAIGN RDP
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. _ Continuing his outreach to African American voters, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is bringing his campaign back to South Carolina, the first state where black votes play a major role in the presidential primaries. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, starts a two-day swing in the state on Sunday with a town hall in North Charleston, where African Americans make up nearly half the population. On Monday, he’s holding a meet and greet in Orangeburg before sitting down with community leaders in Columbia. By Meg Kinnard.
AP Photos RPJR101-0505191532, RPMK102-0504191719, RPMK101-0430191501, RPPN101-0505191211.
DUBUQUE, Iowa _ When it comes to darts, there’s competition. Then, there’s friendship. Never shall the twain meet — at least when there’s money on the line. His is one of a variety of bars in the area that offer dart boards as an entertainment option — a pastime that is enjoying renewed popularity in the tri-states. Though Shenanigans, by design, has a strong focus on the sport. It offers five online-enabled boards, in-house dart leagues, traveling dart leagues and it takes part in the 24-week darts league organized by Rich and Junnie’s Vendin. By Anthony Frenzel, Telegraph Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 991 words.
EXCHANGE-UI ART MUSEUM
IOWA CITY, Iowa _ After 11 years without a home for its art collection, the University of Iowa announced a groundbreaking ceremony for a new art museum building at 3 p.m. on June 7 in Gibson Square Park. The $50 million project represents the final structure to be rebuilt since the university started reconstructing what was lost in the 2008 flood, according to a release. Construction of the museum is scheduled to start this fall and the university hopes to celebrate its opening in 2022. By Hillary Ojeda, Iowa City Press-Citizen. SENT IN ADVANCE: 600 words
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