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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ELECTION 2020-CALIFORNIA

Nascent political campaigns are asking themselves if they should gamble on California. Early voting in California’s primary will overlap with the traditional early nominating contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

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 Alamo Bowl Preview Capsule.

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