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

April 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2020-CAMPAIGN HUSTLE

WASHINGTON _ How many ways can you measure the first quarter of the year? For Democratic presidential candidates, it’s 300-plus events, 24 states and hundreds of voter questions. The Iowa caucus is still 10 months away, but the Democratic primary campaign is already an all-out sprint — passing eye-popping markers for campaign activity and voter engagement. By Elana Schor. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

STATE HEIGHTS _ A 66-year-old eastern Iowa man says only Alaska’s Denali thwarted his efforts to scale the highest peaks in all 50 U.S. states. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

BANK COMPANY SALE-JOB CUTS _ Officials say more than 40 Dubuque jobs will be lost after MidWestOne’s purchase of ATBancorp is completed.

TIRE MOUND _ A man has been sentenced to 120 days in jail for ignoring orders to clear away thousands of tires from his Mitchell County property and pay fines.

GYM PROGRAM-FRAUD ALLEGATIONS _ A June trial has been scheduled for a Pella health coach accused of defrauding dozens of people who lost more than $6.5 million by investing in a gym program.

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