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

December 16, 2018

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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.




DUBUQUE, Iowa _ Iowa students in the Four Mounds Housing Education and Rehabilitation Training program are working to rehab houses. Students are working on the 35th house to be renovated through the initiative, which teaches community youths about contracting skills through on-site training. By Benjamin Fisher, Telegraph Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 862 words.


ALBION, Iowa _ Work has begun to demolish an Iowa school. Since Dec. 3, a demolition crew has been working to raze the defunct Albion Public School building, which for years had been used as a community center and is owned by the city of Albion. The city purchased the building in the early 1980s from the Marshalltown School District at a cost of $1. The demolition will cost $177,000, assisted by a grant totaling $60,000. It will take until the end of the month to fully clear out the debris on the site. By Sara Jordan-Heintz, Times-Republican. SENT IN ADVANCE: 750 words.


_ IOWA HOW THEY FARED _ Iowa How They Fared.

_ IOWA DEMOCRATIC PARTY-CHAIRMAN _ Democrats in Iowa have re-elected Troy Price as chairman of the state party.


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