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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA

August 30, 2018

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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

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:

2018 MIDTERMS-KOCHS

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.

IN BRIEF:

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.

SPORTS:

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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