AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA
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IOWA 2020-CORY BOOKER
DES MOINES — Cory Booker is not being subtle. With the Iowa caucuses still well over a year away, the New Jersey senator is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa and in other states crucial to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 775 words, photo.
STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:
POLITICAL ICE CREAM
MONTPELIER, Vt. — The founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in Bernie Sanders’ home state are putting their ice cream expertise to work to support seven congressional candidates they call progressive. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m. Eds: Note Iowa mention.
AROUND THE STATE:
STINKY PLANT-SMELLY TOWN — Residents of a northwest Iowa town say they’re being overwhelmed by the stench from a nearby rendering plant. SENT: 280 words.
FATAL HOUSE FIRE-TRIAL — A man is scheduled to start trial again Monday, a week after a mistrial was declared at his first trial on charges of murder and other crimes.
IOWA FLOODING — Cedar Rapids officials will be considering additional flood protection measures as the Cedar River rises.
DES MOINES HOMICIDE — A woman has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in the slaying of a Des Moines man.
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