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AP-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA

November 6, 2018

Good morning! 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 also can 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

ELECTION 2018-IOWA-NEWS GUIDE

IOWA CITY — Democrats in Iowa are seeking to regain some power in Tuesday’s midterms after back-to-back elections that have seen the traditionally centrist state take a sharp turn to the right. By Ryan J. Foley.

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-IOWA

DES MOINES — The general election Tuesday pits a sitting Republican governor who takes credit for a healthy economy with low unemployment against a wealthy Democratic challenger who insists Iowans need better health care and a government that works for everyone. By Dave Pitt.

ELECTION 2018-THE LATEST

Brief looks at all the top races.

AROUND THE STATE:

TOY FIREARMS — A northwest Iowa city council has voted to bar people from carrying “toy firearms, including pellet and BB guns, which police say are becoming increasingly tough to distinguish from actual guns. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

CHILD INJURED-WATERLOO — A jury has convicted a Waterloo man of two crimes but acquitted him of a third in an accident that injured his girlfriend’s daughter.

ATV FATILITY-CHARGES — A man accused of driving recklessly has been given three years of probation in an all-terrain vehicle crash in northwest Iowa that killed his passenger.

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