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 — Iowa's upcoming primary will mark the first statewide test of a new law that requires voters to show identification at the polls, and both state officials and voting advocacy groups say they're keeping a close watch on its rollout. The law, which was passed last year and is being phased in, requires that voters be asked for approved ID in 2018. Those without that identification have the option of signing an oath verifying their identity to cast a regular ballot. Those without proper identification in 2019 will have to vote by provisional ballot, requiring them to return within a few days with ID for ballots to count. By Barbara Rodriguez. SENT: 850 words


DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Dubuque library plans to start a service delivering books and other material to people unable to leave their homes. The Telegraph Herald reports that Carnegie-Stout Public Library officials hope to launch the service in July. SENT: 250 words



FORT DODGE, Iowa — An Iowa couple is helping bees stay healthy so they can repopulate. Marie and Brian McLoughlin decided to give beekeeping a whirl after taking a class on bees in January from the Iowa State University Extension Service. In early August, the McLoughlins will extrude the honey. By Chad Thompson, The Messenger. SENT IN ADVANCE: 662 words.


WATERLOO, Iowa — The Black Hawk Veterans Affairs Office is making more of an effort to reach out to minorities in the community. Several members of the veteran community have been working with Kevin Dill, executive director of the Black Hawk County Veteran Affairs Commission, to provide information to veterans about how to sign up for benefits. By Thomas Nelson, The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. SENT IN ADVANCE: 857 words.


— BICYCLE DEATH — Authorities have identified the 60-year-old man who died after crashing his bicycle in eastern Iowa.


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