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

May 1, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




A meteorologist says there’s not much risk of rainfall heavy enough to further raise the Mississippi River flood threat in eastern Iowa. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated.


OMAHA, Neb. _ A new report says an April survey of business supply managers suggests there will be solid economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states.


WASHINGTON _ Senate Democrats are stinging from a trio of high-profile failures to recruit candidates who could help reclaim the majority, including Stacey Abrams’ announcement that she would pass up a U.S. Senate run in Georgia. That decision, announced Tuesday, was a blow to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Also Tuesday, a spokeswoman for Democratic Rep. Cindy Axne said the freshman would seek re-election next year for her southeast Iowa House seat. By Elana Schor. SENT: 900 words, photo.


CAMPAIGN WORKER ACQUITTED _ A jury has acquitted a black campaign worker who was arrested by a West Des Moines police officer after the man’s canvassing work on behalf of Republican congressman David Young prompted a resident to report a suspicious person. UPCOMING: 300 words.


WIND FARM-BLACK HAWK COUNTY _ A man who sued a Black Hawk County board has lost his bid to block a planned wind energy project.


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