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

June 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



WASHINGTON — A survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV finds that parents and their kids agree about a lot of things when it comes to politics. By Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson. SENT: 925 words.


MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY — Some neighbors are speaking out against plans to build a 100-bed psychiatric hospital in a Des Moines suburb. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

STORMY RIDE — A northern Iowa man suffered minor injuries when a possible tornado lifted the pickup he was driving into the air and carried it into a farm field. UPCOMING: 250 words.


SHELTER SUED-BEDBUGS — A Des Moines homeless shelter has settled a class action lawsuit filed for several dozen people over bedbugs that had infested the facility.

POOL RESCUE — Authorities say a 5-year-old boy was rescued from a community swimming pool in eastern Iowa.


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