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

November 29, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


MEDICAL MARIJUANA-IOWA — Iowa’s new medical marijuana program will get started Saturday as dispensaries open in five spots around the state. UPCOMING: 275 words.


PRISON PORN-IOWA LAWSUIT — Nearly 60 Iowa inmates who want their porn back are suing the state of Iowa.

STABBING DEATH-CEDAR RAPIDS — A man accused of fatally stabbing a Cedar Rapids resident during a drug robbery has been imprisoned.

DRUG MONEY-SENTENCING — A California woman who pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge has been sentenced in Iowa to three years in a federal prison.


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