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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA

December 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

OBIT-CULVER

IOWA CITY — John C. Culver, a Democrat who represented Iowa in Congress during the Vietnam War era, has died at age 86. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 550 words by 3 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

ELECTION 2020-CALIFORNIA

Go west, 2020 presidential candidates? Early voting in California’s primary will overlap with the traditional early nominating contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. That could force the sprawling field of Democrats to navigate those states as well as California’s notoriously complex landscape, where campaigning is done through paid political ads. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 1,060 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

RAILROAD CROSSING-IOWA _ A judge has rejected the city of Coralville’s request to build a new railroad crossing to accommodate future development near the Coral Ridge Mall.

FURRY FRIEND RETIRES _ A former shelter dog has retired after eight years of comforting patients at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa.

SPORTS:

FBC--ALAMO BOWL PREVIEW

SAN ANTONIO _ A victory over Washington State in the Alamo Bowl would cap one of Iowa State’s best seasons in decades. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

With:

_ FBC--ALAMO BOWL PREVIEW CAPSULE

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