AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA
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DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR CANDIDATE-TAXES
DES MOINES — Iowa Democratic candidate for governor Fred Hubbell releases his detailed tax returns for 2017. They reveal he and his wife earned $3 million in 2017 and gave $1.3 million to charity. By David Pitt. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.
STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:
NEW YORK — The political network created by the billionaire Koch brothers announced plans to support eight House Republicans on Thursday, pledging financial resources and activists to help re-elect several vulnerable congressmen deemed “principled” conservatives. Among the recipients is Iowa U.S. Rep. Rod Blum. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 560 words.
AROUND THE STATE:
COOPERATIVE COLLEGE CAMPAIGN — Seven higher education institutions in the Quad-City area are collaborating in a recruitment campaign. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.
WIND FARM-WILDLIFE — Iowa-based MidAmerican Energy Co. has filed a plan that it says will help protect bald eagles and four bat species at the company’s wind farms.
ZEBRA MUSSELS-STORM LAKE — Officials have confirmed that invasive zebra mussels have been found in western Iowa’s Storm Lake.
APARTMENT FIRE — Authorities say a man suffered severe burns during a fire at his western Iowa apartment.
MORE LOTTERY LUCK — More good luck has struck an Ankeny man who’s won his second six-figure Iowa Lottery scratch-off ticket prize in 12 years.
TEEN GIRL DIES — The trial of an Iowa couple charged in the starvation death of their 16-year-old adopted daughter has been moved to Sioux City.
FBC--BIG 12-TALKING DEFENSE
Texas Tech has always been able to score plenty of points, like most Big 12 teams. Now the Red Raiders are talking defense. It certainly is a different tone, and could be a possible difference-maker in the league. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.
FBC--BIG TEN-CALLOW QUARTERBACKS
In an earlier time, a true freshman starting quarterback wasn’t necessarily unthinkable, but it certainly was an outlier. Not so much anymore. Three of the Big Ten’s six new starters were in high school a year ago. By Eric Olson. SENT: 870 words, photos.
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