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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 3:30 pm, IA

December 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa is seeing a decline in the number of teacher-librarians. The number of Iowa school librarians dropped 40 percent, from about 700 to roughly 400 positions, according to the Iowa Department of Education. The reduction in teacher-librarian positions has implications for students, according to advocates. Librarians are certified teachers who can determine whether students are prepared for college assignments and whether they know how to research issues online and in text. By Mackenzie Ryan, Des Moines Register. SENT IN ADVANCE: words.


MASON CITY, Iowa — A group of entrepreneurial fifth-graders in Iowa have started a weekly coffee club. The Bean is in full grind at Lincoln Intermediate in Mason City. It began this fall with asking principals if students could start a hot drinks club for teachers and staff, special education teacher Brenna Bothwell said. Lincoln Intermediate’s parent teacher organization then donated $500 toward start-up costs. By Ashley Miller, lobe Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 485 words.


— CENTRAL IOWA HOMICIDE — The trial of an Indiana man accused of killing a Fort Dodge woman has been moved to Mason City.

— WINTERY WEATHER-NEBRASKA-IOWA — Snow continues to fall across much of Nebraska and western Iowa.



MANHATTAN, Kan. — Bill Snyder already was considered the architect of the greatest turnaround in college football history before he decided to return from a three-year retirement to resurrect Kansas State again. Now, the 79-year-old coach is heading back into retirement. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta.

AP Photos AP Photos IACN108, IACN113.IACN123, IACN104.


— ALAMO BOWL-CAPSULE — Alamo Bowl Matchup. AP Photos IACN108, IACN113.


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