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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 4:30 pm, IA

February 3, 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.

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OMAHA, Neb. _ Some Omaha-area school districts are installing bleeding control kits inside schools to give staff and students quick access to resources in case of an emergency, including a shooting. The Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency has led the effort to get the kits into school districts, including Omaha Public Schools in Nebraska and Council Bluffs Community Schools in Iowa, The Omaha World-Herald reported. Southwest Iowa Preparedness Partners provided the funding.



DUBUQUE, Iowa _ On March 1, 1950, Bill Thul reported to work for the first time at Klauer Manufacturing Co. in Dubuque. It would turn out to be the last “first day” of the Dubuque resident’s lengthy career. The 91-year-old still works at Klauer Manufacturing five days per week. By Jeff Montgomery, Telegraph Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 589 words.


DAVENPORT, Iowa _ Kim Findlay, president and CEO of the Putnam Museum and Science Center in Davenport, invites you to visit its new exhibit, “Race: Are We So Different?” Developed in 2007 by the American Anthropological Association, the exhibit fills two rooms on the main floor, exploring through text, artifacts and video the history, science and lived experience of race, or how the world reacts to you based on your looks. The exhibit begins with the possibly mind-altering statement that “race” doesn’t really exist. It is a human invention based on skin color and other exterior physical characteristics when there is, as Findlay said, “no science behind that whatsoever.” By Alma Gaul, Quad-City Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 768 words.


_ PERSISTENT PESTS _ The recent extreme cold weather will kill some but not all of the insects in the area.


_ T25-IOWA-PENN ST _ Megan Gustafson had 30 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for her 20th double-double this season, and 75th of career, and No. 13 Iowa beat Penn State 81-61 on Sunday.


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