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

November 14, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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DES MOINES — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, a former Iowa US attorney, returns to Des Moines to speak briefly at a gathering on rural and tribal justice and to talk with staff in the U.S. attorney’s office. Story on merits.


TOBACCO BAN-DAVENPORT PARKS — A Davenport board wants tobacco products banned from the city’s parks and golf courses, citing public health concerns.


WATERLOO GUNSHOTS-HOMICIDE — An Iowa woman sought in the slaying of her cousin has been taken into custody in Virginia.

INSURANCE COMPANY LAYOFFS — Nationwide insurance intends to eliminate the jobs of about 80 workers at its Des Moines office as it cuts 1,100 positions across the country.


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