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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 3 pm, IA

September 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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LANSING, Mich. — It’s a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes. With that background and his party controlling all statewide offices, Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette might be on the fast track to winning the Michigan governor’s race in November. One reason he’s not: President Donald Trump. By David Eggert And Geoff Mulvihill.

AP Photos CER802, CER801, MIDTN501. SENT: 1000 words



DANVILLE, Iowa — To the untrained eye, Lake Geode likely doesn’t look much different than when it was drained almost one year ago. But Caleb Waters, Lake Geode watershed coordinator, said last week the restoration project here actually was ahead of schedule. Weather permitting, the 174-acre lake will reopen Memorial Day weekend of 2019. By Elizabeth Meyer, the Hawk Eye. SENT IN ADVANCE: 696 words.


NEWTON, Iowa — Brandon Knopf climbed the career ladder to management by his 30s and built a home on prime land near Lake Red Rock. Six years later in 2017, he sat in a chair before a television in constant, searing pain from a rare disorder. At that low point, an idea came to him. He had always thought about making a duck call. They are the musical instruments of hunting that mimic calls, played by thousands of Iowa hunters as duck season begins at month’s end. By Mike Kilen, Des Moines Register. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1430 words.


— DUBUQUE FLOOD RISK — New federal maps show that fewer buildings in Dubuque are at risk of flooding.



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