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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TOP STORIES:

MISSING STUDENT-IOWA ATTORNEY GENERAL

DES MOINES, Iowa — A group of Iowa conservatives is scrambling to add an attorney general candidate to the November ballot after a Mexican man was charged with slaying missing college student Mollie Tibbetts. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words. With AP Photos CER204, IACN109.

AROUND THE STATE:

DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON-FIRE RECOVERY

BURLINGTON, Iowa — Burlington business owners say they've seen lighter traffic, but plenty of support, in the wake of a fire in the downtown shopping district. SENT: 265 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-SIOUX CITY BIKING

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — In assessing how navigable Sioux City is for bicyclists, local officials will readily admit the city falls behind the pack. By Ian Richardson, Sioux City Journal. SENT: 1,225 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-JUDO TEACHER

DUBUQUE, Iowa — At Loras College, there is only one sensei. By John Kruse, Telegraph Herald. SENT: 600 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— GIRLFRIEND'S FATHER KILLED — A Pleasant Hill man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing his girlfriend's father.

— OBIT-CONGRESSMAN BOSWELL'S WIDOW — The wife of a former Democratic Iowa congressman has died just eight days after her husband.

— IOWA STAR PARTY — The wonders of the night sky will be on display next month in western Iowa for the return of the annual Star Party at Whiterock Conservancy.

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