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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

FROM AP MEMBERS:

MAMIE EISENHOWER MUSEUM — A dispute over whether to sell the birthplace of former first lady Mamie Doud Eisenhower has led to a lawsuit and allegations of mismanagement. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

ABORTION-IOWA — Lawyers for two abortion providers have asked an Iowa judge to forgo a trial and rule that the state’s fetal heartbeat law is unconstitutional.

DISASTER PROCLAMATION-BUTLER COUNTY — The governor has issued a disaster proclamation for Butler County in northern Iowa.

GRAIN BIN DEATH — Authorities have released the name of an 80-year-old man who died in a northern Iowa grain bin accident.

IOWA FLOODING — The Cedar River water level is dropping in Cedar Rapids following its crest at nearly 6 feet (2 meters) over flood stage.

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