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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 4 pm, IA

February 10, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa _ Back in Iowa as a full-fledged presidential candidate, Democrat Elizabeth Warren took aim at President Donald Trump on Sunday, saying he “may not even be a free person” by next year’s election. The Massachusetts senator’s comments came a day after Trump renewed his criticism of her past claims of Native American heritage. In a tweet, Trump called Warren “Pocahontas” and said he would see her “on the campaign TRAIL.” By Julie Pace.

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DUBUQUE, Iowa _ Northeast Iowa, southwest Wisconsin and northwest Illinois all are considered part of the Driftless Area, an expansive swath of land that escaped glaciation during the last ice age. Local fishermen know there is more to the Driftless Area than what immediately meets the eye. The porous topography creates hundreds of natural springs below the land’s surface, feeding vast stretches of streams that flow through the region. These streams serve as an ideal habitat for fish species and, consequently, create a beloved venue for outdoorsmen. By Jeff Montgomery, Telegraph Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 731 words.


SIOUX CITY, Iowa _ Based on a rising number of drug users seeking treatment, methamphetamine use in Iowa is increasing, state public health officials announced recently. Law enforcement officers say use of the highly addictive drug has remained high since the 1990s, when news stories about users cooking meth in their bathtubs and stealing anhydrous ammonia from cornfields seemed to be the subject of nightly news documentaries. Making matters worse, they say, meth users nowadays are getting a higher-quality product. By Nick Hytrek, Sioux City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 713 words.


MISSOURI RIVER FORECAST _ OMAHA, Neb. _ Officials say the reservoirs along the Missouri River are ready to handle the floodwaters that are expected to flow into the system this year.



No. 20 Iowa hosts Northwestern. The Hawkeyes are looking for their third straight win against a team they beat by 10 in Evanston last month. UPCOMING: Game starts at 5:30 p.m. CT.


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