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BC-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA

February 5, 2019

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 apdesmoines@ap.org. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge also can 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



The pressure to resign facing Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is highlighting the Democratic Party’s insistence on policing its own when it comes to wrongdoing related to race and, in some cases, sexual misconduct. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 1,075 words, photo.


COLUMBIA, S.C. _ Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris is planning a tour of the nation’s four early-voting states in the first full month of her presidential campaign. By Meg Kinnard. SENT: 210 words, photos.


HISTORIC HOTEL-SIOUX CITY _ After decades of failed attempts, work has begun on a $73 million project to restore a once elegant but long abandoned hotel in Sioux City. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


MEGA MILLIONS WINNER _ An Illinois man who bought a Mega Millions ticket in central Iowa’s Jasper County has claimed a $1 million prize.

GIRL KILLED-TRIAL _ A jury has acquitted a 31-year-old man accused of punching to death a 2-year-old girl in Iowa County.


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