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BC-IA--Iowa Weekend Exchange Digest, IA

January 3, 2019

AP-Iowa stories for Jan. 5 and Jan. 6. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 515-243-3281.

For use Saturday, Jan. 5, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-THERAPY DOGS

WATERLOO _ A hospital is a place with many helping hands. Covenant Medical Center has added some healing paws to the mix. By Meta Hemenway-Forbes, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. SENT IN ADVANCE: 550 words.

EXCHANGE-TINY HOUSES

FORT DODGE _ Webster County Conservation Director Matt Cosgrove and natural resource and trail technician Tasha Nielsen recently took a tape measure to the interior of a tiny house being readied for campers at the Gypsum City OHV Park southeast of Fort Dodge. By Hans Madsen, The Messenger. SENT IN ADVANCE: 525 words.

For use Sunday, Jan. 6, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE--YOUTH AUTISM

DES MOINES _ Maria Valdovinos was 21 years old when she went to work in a Mobile, Alabama, group home for people with severe intellectual disabilities. Valdovinos was newly graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Auburn University and felt wholly unprepared to deal with the men in her care. By Daniel P. Finney, The Des Moines Register. SENT IN ADVANCE: 970 words.

EXCHANGE--FIGGE MUSEUM

DAVENPORT _ Looking at the photo, one can hardly believe it’s real. An abandoned farmhouse rises from the middle of a rutted expanse of land in which absolutely nothing is growing. Titled “Abandoned Farm, Tractored Out,” the photo of a Texas farm in 1938 is one of hundreds taken by Dorthea Lange. This photo is one of 63 works acquired by Figge Art Museum in 2018 as the Davenport cultural institution continues to build its collection in key and affordable areas. By Alma Gaul, Quad-City Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 730 words.

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