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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 5:15 pm, IA

October 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

AROUND THE STATE:

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-BOOKER

DES MOINES, Iowa — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker urged Democrats disappointed by Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to turn their despair into action as he made his national debut in Iowa as a Democratic presidential prospect. Racing from Saturday afternoon’s Senate confirmation vote in Washington, Booker breezed into the Iowa Democratic Party’s top fall fundraiser to try to make a positive impression on roughly 1,000 party activists. He is visiting the early presidential testing ground this weekend as he weighs a campaign for the 2020 Democratic nomination. By Thomas Beaumont.

AP Photos IACN121, IACN122, IACN124, IACN117, IACN120, DCSA130.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-NINJA GYM

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — The TV show “American Ninja Warrior” has inspired a new obstacle course training gym in Cedar Falls. Scott Behrends and Jacob Pauli, a decorated former University of Northern Iowa pole vaulter and an alternate for the 2008 Olympics, have opened Ninja U. The gym offers a facility where children and adults of any skill level can jump, crawl, climb, hang or swing their way through an ever-changing lineup of obstacles. By Kristin Guess, The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. SENT IN ADVANCE: 490 words.

EXCHANGE-PROFITABLE GAMER

DES MOINES, Iowa — One Iowa man is making a living by playing video games. Nick Overton earns more than 97 percent of Iowa residents. With an annual income of up to $500,000, the popular YouTuber, Twitch streamer and professional video game competitor is living the career that teens dream of around the globe. And he’s doing it from the comfort of his Iowa home. By Linh Ta, Des Moines Register. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1661 words.

IN BRIEF:

— IOWA PREP POLL HOW THEY FARED — Iowa Prep Football How They Fared.

SPORTS:

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