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

January 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



DES MOINES _ Billionaire investor and Democratic activist Tom Steyer plans a news conference in Des Moines where he could announce whether he intends to run for president. Story, photos on merits.


DES MOINES _ The USDA has extended a deadline for farmers to seek federal aid because of losses due to the U.S. trade dispute with China. UPCOMING: 300 words.


GRAVEL ROAD HAZARD _ A report by a state toxicologist says dust from waste material used to cover Muscatine County’s gravel roads could be hurting the health of children and adults who are exposed. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


CITY EMPLOYEES INVESTIGATED _ A western Iowa city council has approved returning three top employees to their jobs. Denison City Manager Terry Crawford, City Clerk Lisa Koch and Fire Chief Cory Snowgren were put on administrative leave Dec 18.

CARETAKER CHARGED _ A Mason City man accused of sexually assaulting two of his caretaker clients has been sentenced to four years in prison.



Iowa plays Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.


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