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

May 13, 2019

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.

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DES MOINES _ Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a new law that allows farmers to legally grow industrial hemp in the state. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3:30 p.m.


STUDENT TRAVELS _ School officials in Ottumwa say they’ll change how they raise money for student trips to abide by state guidelines even though the move could threaten a program that has helped thousands of children to travel around the country. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


ONE ROOM SCHOOL _ A group is trying to raise money to repair the roof of a historic one-room schoolhouse near Indianola and prevent damage to documents inside the building.

BLOCKED EXITS-POST OFFICE _ Federal safety officials have proposed nearly $185,000 in penalties against the U.S. Postal Service, alleging exits were blocked at the Ankeny post office.

BOY’S ROOM-PLASTIC SHEETING _ Authorities say an 11-year-old Iowa boy whose bedroom was covered in plastic sheeting told an investigator that he hadn’t been outside in several months.

CHASE FATALITY _ Authorities say a 19-year-old man died in a crash while being chased by an Iowa state trooper.

DOG DISEASE-HUMANS _ Officials say a dog disease that can be passed to humans has been confirmed in Iowa.


BKC--IOWA ST-JOHNSON _ Troy transfer Javan Johnson has signed with Iowa State.


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