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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 4:30 pm, IA

April 7, 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.

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Cory Booker’s early fundraising numbers are well behind those posted by other major Democratic candidates in the race to challenge President Donald Trump. The New Jersey senator, who campaigned Sunday in New Hampshire, said he raised over $5 million in the two months since he entered the 2020 primary, and has over $6.1 million cash on hand. By Hunter Woodall.

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The Latest on the Democratic race for president (all times EDT): New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker says he raised over $5 million in the two months since he launched his presidential campaign, and has over $6.1 million cash on hand. By The Associated Press.

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TAMA, Iowa _ Just west of the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel on U.S. Highway 30 is a place to get some food and refuel your vehicle. But the Meskwaki Travel Plaza isn’t just a convenient stop for passersby and truck drivers. It’s at the center of an effort to build economic diversity for the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, also known as the Meskwaki Nation. By Daniel Neman, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. SENT IN ADVANCE: 885 words.


DUBUQUE, Iowa _ Dubuque’s original visiting nurse took messages left for her at a drug store, then set out each day to perform a public health care role that has essentially continued for 109 years. Jessie M. Keys’ arrival in May 1910 launched what would become the Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association. According to a 1910 report in the Telegraph Herald, Keys arrived in Dubuque from Cleveland, and had been a charter member of the Chicago Visiting Nurse Association. By Erik Hogstrom. SENT IN ADVANCE: 607 words.


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