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

January 10, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

LABOR DEPARTMENT TURMOIL

IOWA CITY _ Two Iowa workplace safety inspectors were fired Tuesday in what they are calling retaliation for blowing the whistle on a hostile environment inside their agency. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 675 words, photo.

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

ELECTION 2020-IOWA

DES MOINES _ Republican Rep. Steve King likes to note that President Donald Trump referred to him as “the world’s most conservative human being,” but the Iowa congressman is bracing for what could be his toughest campaign since taking office 16 years ago. By Scott McFetridge. SENT: 760 words, photos.

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CONGRESS-STEVE KING

WASHINGTON _ House Republicans on Thursday criticized a fellow GOP lawmaker for making what they said were “racist” comments. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 350 words, photo.

LEGISLATURE FORUM

DES MOINES _ Iowa GOP legislative leaders said Thursday they plan to go into the 2019 session challenging the way things are done in state government focusing on several issues including property taxes and picking judges. By David Pitt. SENT: 420 words.

IN BRIEF:

HOMELESS CAMP-DEATH INVESTIGATION _ Police in Des Moines are investigating the death of a man at a homeless camp on the city’s north side.

DOG NEGLECT _ Sentencing has been delayed for a man who operated a western Iowa dog business where carcasses and dozens of malnourished dogs were found.

FATAL CHASE _ Authorities say a fatal crash on the west side of Fort Dodge ended the chase of a van stolen in Des Moines.

CONVICTION OVERTURNED-MURDER _ The Iowa Appeals Court has overturned the second murder conviction of a man who’s spent more than 10 years in prison.

DES MOINES FIRE-TWO INJURED _ Officials say two occupants were hospitalized after a fire at their Des Moines home.

SHELTER WORKER-SEX CHARGE _ An Iowa woman accused of having sex with a teenage boy staying at the Child Saving Institute shelter in Omaha has been sent to prison.

BODY BY ROAD _ Authorities have released the name of a woman whose body was found alongside a highway near Muscatine in eastern Iowa.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

FBC--NORTH DAKOTA ST-COACHES _ New North Dakota State head coach Matt Entz has added a defensive coordinator and three other coaches to his staff. David Braun is the team’s defensive coordinator and safeties coach. He comes to the Bison from Northern Iowa.

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