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

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OMAHA, Neb. — A monthly survey report suggests economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states took a leap forward last month. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

FELON VOLUNTEERS — State law allows felons to volunteer in Iowa schools, and officials say they're not allowed to inform parents about the criminal records. UPCOMING: 300 words.


KAYAK OVERTURNS — Authorities have rescued one of two people whose kayak overturned in a rain-swollen Cedar Rapids stream.

SEVERE WEATHER-IOWA — A flash flood warning has been issued for northeast Iowa.

DECK COLLAPSES — Authorities say a man and woman were injured when their elevated deck collapsed at their home in northeast Des Moines while they were grilling food.



IOWA CITY — Iowa showed glimpses of the team it could become in whipping Northern Illinois last week. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 6 p.m.


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