Good morning! 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 Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DES MOINES — An Iowa law approved this spring in the Republican-controlled Legislature would allow the conservative and politically powerful Iowa Farm Bureau to offer health plans that skirt requirements of the Affordable Care Act. But several months after a ceremonial bill signing, few details are available about how the plans will work for people with rising health insurance costs. By Barbara Rodriguez and David Pitt. UPCOMING: 900 words, photo.


FREEWAY CONSTRUCTION MISTAKE — Workers are tearing apart recently built freeway bridge piers near Ames because of a construction error that has delayed the $23 million project. UPCOMING: 250 words.


NURSING HOME ARRESTS — An Iowa prosecutor has dropped charges for now against two nurses accused of abusing a resident at a northeastern Iowa nursing home.

TRADE SECRETS-THEFT — An Iowa man has admitted stealing trade secrets and transferring some to his new employer.

DEATH INVESTIGATION-IOWA — Authorities have released the name of a man in southeast Iowa whose death has prompted an investigation.



SILVIS, Ill. — Bryson DeChambeau looks to defend his title as the John Deere Classic gets underway in the Quad Cities. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 7 p.m.


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