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

April 5, 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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IOWA CITY _ The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that police departments can keep investigative reports secret even after an inquiry has concluded. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.


ELECTION 2020-BETO O’ROURKE _ The Republican Jewish Coalition, backed by GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, is accusing Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke of “demeaning” the memories of Holocaust victims by likening President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on immigrants to that used in Nazi Germany. Eds: Note Iowa mention.

TREE CUTTING-ACCIDENT _ A northern Iowa sheriff says a woman was fatally injured when a tree fell on her.

PIPE ORGAN-DONATION _ The University of Dubuque says a $2.4 million organ with more than 3,000 pipes will be installed in the university’s Heritage Center.

DAVENPORT TRANSPORTATION PLAN _ Davenport aldermen are considering adding a transportation network expansion plan for bicyclists and pedestrians to the city’s list of long-term goals.

UNIVERSITY-CONTRACTOR LAWSUIT _ University of Iowa officials have decided to pay contractors millions the contractors said they were still owed for work on the Hancher Auditorium and the university’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital.



MINNEAPOLIS _ Jack Hoiberg passed up a Division I golf scholarship to join Michigan State’s storied program as a walk-on. Next season, his father, Fred Hoiberg, will be an opposing coach in the Big Ten with Nebraska. The Hoiberg family has quite the rich history in the sport. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos, by 4 p.m.


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