BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 4:10 pm, IA
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AROUND THE STATE:
ELECTION 2020-KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND
SIOUX CITY, Iowa _ New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand introduced herself to Iowa Democrats as a commonsense fighter for family and children issues as she made her first visit to the early-voting state as a 2020 presidential prospect. Unlike some of her potential rivals, Gillibrand was starting from scratch in a state where few party activists have a strong impression of her and where some say the lawmaker is known more for the criticism she’s received. By Thomas Beaumont.
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ELECTION 2020-ELIZABETH WARREN-SOUTH CAROLINA
COLUMBIA, S.C. _ Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is making her first trip to early voting South Carolina since launching her exploratory bid for a possible 2020 presidential run. Warren’s organization tells The Associated Press on Sunday that she is planning to visit Columbia on Wednesday for an organizing event at Columbia College. By Meg Kinnard.
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BELLEVUE, Iowa _ Karen and Greg Langseth opened Lock 12 Music and Trading Co. in Bellevue in 2014 with a mission to send the gift of music to Jackson County. Every Saturday, Lock 12 hosts a local band or artist. The venue typically features musicians who play a combination of rock ‘n’ roll and country music. By John Kruse, Telegraph Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 566 words.
SOLON, Iowa _ Fifty student archers are seated silently on chairs stretching in a line the length of the Solon High School gym, their backs to a large crowd of equally quiet parents and onlookers in the bleachers. This was the scene in Solon the first weekend in January as some 500 young archers from eight area schools gathered for a league tournament. Student archery programs like this one are booming in Iowa, and Solon in particular. By Dick Hakes, Iowa City Press-Citizen. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1013 words.
_ MANUFACTURING PLANT CLOSES
SIOUX CITY, Iowa _ A Sioux City manufacturing plant is closing and roughly forty jobs will be eliminated. The Sioux City Journal reports that Prince Hydraulics employees were told Friday that the Sioux City plant would close and the work will move to other locations.
_ IOWA HOW THEY FARED
1. Waukee (12-0) beat Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 72-47. 2. North Scott, Eldridge (13-0) beat Muscatine 50-34.
IOWA CITY, Iowa _ Midway through the second half, an Iowa fan won a half-court challenge with a swish at the buzzer. The Hawkeyes’ hot shooting must have been contagious. By Luke Meredith.
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. _ Megan Gustafson scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds — her 17th double-double in 18 games this season — and No. 22 Iowa rolled past Illinois 94-75 on Sunday. Gustafson made all eight of her field-goal attempts in the first half and scored 17 points when Iowa took a 55-45 lead after shooting 72 percent. The Hawkeyes (14-4, 5-2 Big Ten) extended their lead to 14 points after three and led by as many as 22 in the final quarter.
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