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

May 1, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

SPRING FLOODING-MISSISSIPPI RIVER

A day after a flood barrier holding back the swollen Mississippi River broke in downtown Davenport, officials say it will likely be a month or more before the river recedes and is no longer a danger to the community. Cities downstream remain largely dry but are taking steps to protect against a flood threat that could stretch into the summer. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m.

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_ SPRING FLOODING-MISSISSIPPI-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. _ An April survey of business supply managers suggests there will be solid economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states, although some survey category figures declined, a report said Wednesday. SENT: 310 words.

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_ MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

ELECTION 2020-SCHUMER

WASHINGTON _ Senate Democrats are stinging from a trio of high-profile failures to recruit candidates who could help reclaim the majority, including Stacey Abrams’ announcement that she would pass up a U.S. Senate run in Georgia. That decision, announced Tuesday, was a blow to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Also Tuesday, a spokeswoman for Democratic Rep. Cindy Axne said the freshman would seek re-election next year for her southeast Iowa House seat. By Elana Schor. SENT: 900 words, photo.

CAMPAIGN WORKER CLEARED _ An Iowa jury has acquitted a black political campaign worker who was arrested after refusing to identify himself to police in a Des Moines suburb. SENT: 270 words.

GENERAL MOTORS-LAWSUIT _ General Motors has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a South Dakota man who claims the automaker misled consumers about its electric car model. SENT: 260 words.

BRIEFS:

WIND FARM-BLACK HAWK COUNTY _ A man who sued a Black Hawk County board has lost his bid to block a planned wind energy project.

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