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

January 29, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

UNCOUNTED BALLOTS-POSTMARKS

DES MOINES _ The Republican-led House voted Monday to reject 29 absentee mail ballots cast in a northeast Iowa House district, handing the seat to a Republican who won by nine votes in the first contested election to go before the Legislature in 27 years. By David Pitt. SENT: 550 words, photo. Moved in a previous cycle.

2020 ELECTION-KAMALA HARRIS

DES MOINES _ Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris defended positions she took as California’s attorney general that are unpopular with some Democrats, saying they reflected her duty as the state’s top law enforcement officer. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 270 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

COLD CASE-ARREST _ A man has pleaded not guilty to killing an Iowa high school student in 1979.

INDOOR TURF FACILITY _ The Council Bluffs City Council has approved a resolution adopting the plan for an indoor turf facility for soccer and other sports.

WINTER WEATHER-IOWA _ Dangerously low temperatures and wind chills have prompted several Iowa universities to call off classes.

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