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

January 30, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

WINTER WEATHER

BISMARCK, N.D. _ A deadly arctic deep freeze has enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures. Numerous schools and businesses are closed Wednesday because of the cold, and the U.S. Postal Service has taken the rare step of suspending mail delivery to a wide swath of the region. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 870 words, photos. Will be updated.

ELECTION 2020-MODERATE DEMOCRATS

WEST DES MOINES _ As the first Democrats running for president propose taxing wealth and providing universal health care, a broader debate is emerging over how far Democrats should go to appeal to their base during the primary season. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 1,000 words.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

STATE OFFICIALS-SALARY _ Three aides to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and six newly appointed agency directors earn more than the governor, a decision a spokesman says reflects the need to attract top talent. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

HOTEL FIRE-DEAD WOMAN _ Authorities say a man strangled his former girlfriend before setting at fire in a Sioux City hotel room.

COLD CAR-IOWA KIDS _ Authorities have arrested a western Iowa woman who left her 2- and 4-year-old children in a cold car while she went shopping.

SPORTS:

BKC--WEST VIRGINIA-IOWA STATE

AMES _ No. 20 Iowa State hosts West Virginia in search of its fourth win in five games. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: Game starts at 6 p.m.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--NORTHERN IOWA-LOYOLA _ Northern Iowa plays Loyola (IL) at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

BKC--ILLINOIS STATE-DRAKE _ Illinois State plays Drake at Knapp Center.

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