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

June 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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



DES MOINES — The general election for Iowa governor took shape Tuesday with a decisive win in the Democratic race for retired businessman Fred Hubbell. Republicans, including Gov. Kim Reynolds, were quick to pounce on Hubbell’s wealth. It previews a contentious race where Iowa Republicans will seek to differentiate the candidates over money. It’s an approach that will contrast with their support of President Donald Trump, a billionaire who grew up wealthy. By Barbara Rodriguez. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.


TRAFFIC TICKET PROGRAM — The City Council has advanced a proposal for a traffic ticket program despite concerns raised about whether the new Waterloo process would unfairly penalize the city’s minority populations. UPCOMING: 300 words.


SCHOOL RESTROOM-VIDEO PEEPER — A former janitor accused of video recording people in a northern Iowa school staff restroom has changed his plea to guilty.

DEPENDENT ADULTS-THEFTS — A former caretaker has been given three years of probation for stealing from clients of a Sioux City organization that helps people with intellectual disabilities.

DES MOINES HOMICIDE — Prosecutors have decided not to file charges in the shooting death of a Des Moines man.


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