AP-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA
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 email@example.com. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DES MOINES — Democrats and Republicans once largely agreed that the upcoming midterm elections would hinge on the economy, health care and President Donald Trump’s popularity. Not anymore. A Supreme Court vacancy has pushed abortion to the forefront of election year politics, with both supporters and opponents suggesting that the emotional issue could drive more voters to the polls. That’s especially true in states like Iowa, where Republicans have enacted restrictive measures on abortion in the past two years. By Thomas Beaumont and Barbara Rodriguez. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
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SMARTPHONE DRIVER’S LICENSES — Iowa bartenders and police officers want to know more about how the state’s new digital driver’s licenses will work when they reach smartphones next year. SENT: 125 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
FORT DODGE SHOOTING — A Webster County jury has convicted a Fort Dodge man in the 2017 shooting death of another man.
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