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

October 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



OMAHA, Neb. — A new survey suggests the economy remains strong in nine Midwest and Plains states, but business leaders are concerned about the ongoing trade disputes. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

ALLIANT ENERGY-COAL — With construction on a $700 million natural gas plant halfway done, Alliant Energy has shut down one of its largest coal-fired generators. The 49-year-old facility in Wisconsin is the third coal plant that Alliant has shut down since 2015. The Madison-based utility that serves about 960,000 electric customers in Wisconsin and Iowa is working to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2050. UPCOMING: 250 words.


CAMPER EXPLOSION — An Iowa man was severely burned when his camper exploded after he lit a cigarette.

STUDENT KILLED-IOWA — Several hundred runners gathered in the hometown of slain Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts over the weekend to honor her memory with a run.


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