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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 4 pm, IA

May 27, 2019

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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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AROUND THE STATE:

ELECTION 2020-AFRICAN AMERICANS-IOWA

DES MOINES, Iowa _ Iowa voters are overwhelmingly white, but the state’s few black voters could play an outsize role in choosing the winner of the first contest among Democrats seeking to challenge President Donald Trump. The Iowa caucuses tend to draw the party’s most motivated voters, and this year Democrats say black voters are energized as seldom seen. That could give the candidate who rallies the biggest share of the state’s 2% black population a narrow victory in a crowded field. SENT: 900 words by Thomas Beaumont. With AP Photos.

FLOOD BUYOUTS

MOSBY, Mo. _ The flooding this year in the Midwest and Plains states is likely to add more properties to the federal government’s flood buyout program, which has become costlier over the past decade. An AP analysis of federal data shows the program also can take years for property owners who agree to a buyout, frustrating those whose homes continually flood. SENT: 1400 words by David A. Lieb. With AP photos.

BRIEFS:

GAS STATION SHOOTING _ Two Iowa women shot during a convenience store robbery are recovering in a Sioux City hospital.

MOUNTAIN LION-DES MOINES _ Iowa police and the state’s Department of Natural Resources are investigating another alleged sighting of a mountain lion in Des Moines.

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