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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 2:30 pm, IA

September 3, 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.

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BIDEN 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa — Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run. “We’re with you,” one said, according a Democratic strategist who happened to be on the plane and witnessed the scene. “You’ve got to do this,” said another. SENT: 1200 words. By Thomas Beaumont And Steve Peoples. With AP Photos.


MADISON, Wis. — Democrats know who their voters are. They just have to figure out how to get them to the polls in November — and that’s where the puppies come in. SENT: 950 words. By Scott Bauer. With AP Photos.


— OIL PIPELINE-PROTEST — About two dozen environmental demonstrators are undertaking a 100-mile march in Iowa to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Iowa.

— FATAL CRASH-THREE KILLED — Three people are dead and two others are injured after a three-vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 29 in western Iowa.

— BELLEVUE SCHOOL BOND — The Bellevue School District in eastern Iowa is asking voters to approve a $16 million bond to build a new elementary school.



Iowa State’s canceled opener on Saturday was its first in 55 years. For coach Matt Campbell, it was the second time in four seasons that his first game was called off. SENT: 600 words. By Sports Writer Luke Meredith. With AP Photos.


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