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

August 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

IOWA LOTTERY SECURITY

DES MOINES — A newly unsealed memo shows the Iowa Lottery kept marketing four popular games despite an August 2015 warning from its security chief that their integrity was compromised. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.

STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

SUPREME COURT-IOWA

DES MOINES — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds is scheduled Wednesday to announce a new justice to the Iowa Supreme Court. Reynolds’ selection from a group of three female finalists means the state’s highest court will once again have a woman serving on the bench. By Barbara Rodriguez. UPCOMING: 450 words by 4 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. — Economic growth is still slowing in nine Midwestern and Plains states amid trade and tariff disputes, according to a monthly survey report released Wednesday. SENT: 295 words.

With:

— MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

OLD SCHOOL-NEW APARTMENTS — A former Davenport school built in the early 1900s is being renovated and turned into 18 senior living apartments. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words. Photos requested from Quad-City Times.

IN BRIEF:

OBANA-MIDTERM ENDORSEMENTS — Former President Barack Obama is making good on his promise to use his political cache in the 2018 midterm elections. He’s endorsing 81 Democrats up and down the ballot in 13 states around the country, with an emphasis on younger, diverse candidates. Eds: Note Iowa mention.

FROZEN LAKE DEATH — A driver whose passenger drowned after the vehicle they were in broke through ice in eastern Iowa has taken a plea deal.

CENTRAL IOWA HOMICIDE — A trial has been scheduled for the second defendant in the slaying of a Fort Dodge woman.

2 KILLED-CHARGES — A northwest Iowa man has been given 25 years in prison for a crash that killed two teenage boys.

SPORTS:

FBC--IOWA ST-CAMPBELL

AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell will hold an impromptu news conference on Wednesday — and he’ll be joined by athletic director Jamie Pollard for what’s being billed as a “special announcement.” It could be about the facility upgrades Campbell was promised when he agreed to a new 6-year contract. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.

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