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 Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or

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DES MOINES — The longtime director of the Iowa Board of Medicine abruptly retired Monday following a disciplinary investigation in which he said he was treated unfairly by state administrators. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.


HOG FIGHT — After several failed attempts to thwart the steady rise of hog confinements around Lime Springs, some Howard County residents have banded together to fight what they call pollution of their water and air. UPCOMING: 300 words. Photo being requested from Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

PIPELINE PROTEST-WARRANTS — A legal team helping opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is launching an effort to help people sought on protest-related arrest warrants resolve their cases. The Water Protector Legal Collective is planning an "outreach tour" this month. UPCOMING: 300 words. Eds: Note Iowa interest.


FORT DODGE SHOOTING — A man has been given 50 years for fatally shooting another Fort Dodge resident.

HIT-AND-RUN FATAL-IOWA — Des Moines police have released the name of a 56-year-old bicyclist who was killed in a hit-and-run crash.

TRAILER FIRE — Authorities say two men were injured by a fire at a construction trailer in Cedar Rapids.


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