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

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DES MOINES — Iowa residents remembering the legacy of former Gov. Robert D. Ray are reflecting on the difference between his administration and today's politics. By Scott Stewart. SENT: 675 words, photos. Will be updated after 1 p.m. funeral.


MONARCH HABITAT — Farmers are joining in an effort to create up to 830,000 acres of habitat across Iowa to save monarch butterflies from extinction. UPCOMING: 300 words.


SIOUX CITY ARSON — A man accused of setting fire to a Sioux City house has been given probation.

STARVING CHILD — An August trial is scheduled for a northeast Iowa woman accused of hitting and starving her 3-year-old daughter.

SHOOTING-POLICE PARKING LOT — A judge has approved a mental health treatment plan for a man who was acquitted by reason of insanity of killing his wife outside a northeast Nebraska police station.

SEX ASSAULTS-SIOUX CITY — A convicted Nebraska sex offender has been given 15 years in an Iowa prison for taking video of a college student showering in a residence hall.



SILVIS, Ill. — Steve Wheatcroft takes a one-shot lead into the second round of the John Deere Classic. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.


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