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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA

April 15, 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.

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Cory Booker’s presidential campaign says he is proposing a significant expansion of the earned income tax credit to lower the annual tax bill for almost half of American taxpayers. By Elana Schor. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated after evening event in Iowa.

SOGGY MUSEUM _ The Webster County Museum faces a bleak future after a leaky roof left its building soggy and most of its artifacts covered in plastic sheeting. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


SPRING FLOODING-IOWA FUNDING _ Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is asking lawmakers for $15 million from the ending balance of the current year’s budget for immediate work on levees and repairs in flooded communities. She’s also seeking $10 million from next year’s budget to accelerate housing improvements.

SUV-TRAIN COLLISION _ Authorities say three women were fatally injured when a train struck a sport utility vehicle in southeast Iowa.

MEASLES-IOWA _ Health officials have reported the first confirmed Iowa case of measles since 2011.

OBIT-WATER WORKS CEO _ A man who’d been responsible for providing safe drinking water to Des Moines has died.

WOMAN CHARGED-THEFT _ A northern Iowa woman has been given two to five years of probation for stealing thousands of dollars from a hospital auxiliary.

TRAIN-SUV CRASH _ Authorities say two people inside a sport utility vehicle died when it was struck by a train in Cedar Rapids.

DES MOINES GUNSHOTS _ Authorities have released the name of a 17-year-old who was fatally shot in Des Moines.


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