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